MINI MAESTROS MUSIC ACADEMY

VENUE: PARKSTONE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, SOPERS LANE, POOLE, BH17 7EP

TIME: Monday and Tuesday evenings from 16th January 2023.

Run by Poole Society for Young Musicians Charity, supported by SoundStorm Music Agency we are excited to be launching Mini Maestros music academy on a Monday and Tuesday evening to enable youngsters to learn instruments by top professionals.
In addition to this youngsters can gain musicianship development in an immensely fun regular young group with the inspiring teacher, Cathy Murray at 5-5.30pm.
They will develop their rhythm and aural skills through all sorts of fun group activities which will speed up instrumental learning. (this will be tied to the instrumental lesson)

MANY THANKS TO WESSEX YOUNG MUSICIANS TRUST, OUR SPONSORS FOR CATHY MURRAY’S MUSICIANSHIP CLASS, HENCE THIS TERM IT WILL BE FREE TO PARTICIPANTS!

Instrumental lessons will run weekly on violin, cello, piano, clarinet, oboe, flute, double bass, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, from age 6+. List of teachers below!

We also have a fully qualified and experienced Suzuki violin teacher Karen Leach who will teach children from age 4+ (see e-flyer below)

…this is all happening off the back of our very successful tryout an instrument day in November!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US by email on poolesym@gmail.com

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YOU CAN ENROL NOW FOR THIS TERM LESSONS BEGINNING ON 16th & 17th JANUARY 2023 click link below to go straight to the enrolment form.

As we all know, there’s very little for children that matches the advantages of music….singing and learning a musical instrument and so we want to help to facilitate this for the next generation, especially for those whose school might not provide it. Then, children can enjoy the enormous benefits from making music with others!

We are happy to help with facilitating instruments for hire or purchase and are working closely with Music Corner who are offering reasonable instrument hire, and we use other contacts including Poole Violins, SoundStorm and DMS.

Grants of up to £300 for young people up to age 18 are available who need extra support to pursue their musical ambitions – Grant Access Funds


Under the same roof over 8 weeks on a Monday and Tuesday evening, we also hold our popular grade 2-5 MEZZO MAESTROS orchestra run by Polly Phillips and grade 5+ JURASSIC BRASS, run by Robb Tooley and Kevin Morgan, BSO brass principals.

Mini Maestros Teachers include:

Karen Leach (Suzuki violin)
Savva Zverev violin
Philip Collingham cello
Cathy Murray piano & Musicianship class
Tammy Sullivan – woodwind
Polly Phillips – woodwind
Robb Tooley – brass
Hannah Grimley- Double Bass

All our teachers are DBS checked and hold an up to date DBS certificate.

…there is little doubt that regular exposure to music, and especially active participation in music, may stimulate development of many different areas of the brain. Takako Fujioka and her colleagues, for example, looking at children with a single year of violin training (compared to children with no training), recorded striking changes in activity in the brain’s left hemisphere. In terms of brain development, musical performance is every bit as important educationally as reading or writing”.  – Oliver Sacks, Neurologist & Writer (Source: Musicophilia: Six Questions for Oliver Sacks Interview, 2009)

Music ‘brings us together, helping us reflect upon who we are, where we have come from, and what lies ahead.’ The arts and music transcend ‘languages, cultures, and borders’ … and helps ‘exchange ideas and styles and share in the artistic vibrancy born from diverse experiences and traditions.’ – Former USA President, Barack Obama (Source: 2010 message to the World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China)

Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul”. – Plato