The Halcyon string quartet from Royal Academy of Music London are going to be our resident string quartet at Broadstone Music Series Summer School 26th -28th July this year.
Apart from the quartet tutoring on the course, our young string players will be able to play alongside them and listen to them perform. Nathalie Green-Buckley, the violist is an ex Dorset girl who studied music at Cambridge and has regularly appeared in the Broadstone Music Series. We are excited to be able to have them at the summer school which will give a whole new dynamic to the tutoring this year. It will be a great experience for the young quartet too, we know they are just as delighted to be with us as we are looking forward to having them.
After last year’s incredibly successful workshops, we are delighted to announce today that our summer school will be taking place between 25th and 27th July at Poole Grammar School.
This is an exciting opportunity for young musicians of all levels to meet friends new and old and develop their musicianship in a variety of environments.
The Summer school will consists of a range of activities, each approximately an hour long and the days will be tailor made for each child depending on their age, instrument and ability. All the tutors are chosen due to their expertise, all teach and perform at the highest professional level.
There will be different standard music theory classes based on working towards ABRSM grade 5 level. Those who have passed grade 5 theory will take part in advanced musicianship classes with a highly qualified tutor aimed at educating and inspiring at the highest level. The chamber music groups will be allocated according to instrument and ability. This will include quintets, quartets, trios and larger ensembles and tutors will be visiting from the local Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as usual. There will also be an improvisation class.
There will be one non musical structured activity during each day and each tutored group will take part in a demonstration of work at approximately 3.30pm on day 3. It is not essential to take part in the 3 days, but highly advisable as their work is leading towards this final performance.
An exciting opportunity for young students of music this summer holidays.
Broadstone Music Series are launching their first Summer Music school due to popular demand from previous highly successful workshop days. These three days will be principally to train young musicians in chamber music and will be taken by guest BSO tutors. We are also including general musicianship at an advanced level, and intensive theory classes for those who would like it alongside aural test classes which will be taken by an ABRSM examiner. Tips will also given on how to achieve the best marks! A fun non musical activity will also take place each day. It’s also a great chance for kids to build a network of musician friends too, we know that some of those we made through music as youngsters are still huge friends of ours today.
Children will be put into small groups according to ability, individual schedules will be organised for the children to ensure that they are given ability appropriate tuition.
BSO tutors will also take some Masterclasses for more advanced levels. The BSO tutors are very experienced musical educators so it will be a wonderful opportunity for young players to improve their technical ability and musicianship.
For those who would find it financially too difficult to participate, assistance may be available. If this affects you please contact “Sound Storm” directly.
Venue: Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset BH17 9JU
Age/Ability: Age 10+ Grade 1+
Bring: Music stand, pencil, note book and packed lunch each day – drinks provided
When: 28th/29th/30th July – 9.30am – 3.30pm each day – performance/demonstration of work on last day, may finish later.
Cost: £25 per day for first child, subsequent children attending from the same family will be charged at £20 per day.