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Centre Closure

Please note that Colwell Arts Centre is currently closed. We will of course let you know when we are able to re-open. Any queries please email: glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk and we will endeavour to deal with your enquiry as quickly as is possible during this challenging time.

Covid-19 - News

Please note that all rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government's direction on COVID-19.

Click on the link to explore all the ways that you can keep playing and making music until we can all get together again!

Keep safe everyone from the Gloucestershire Music Team

New Resources and Links!

Music Resources and Links

 

Whilst we are unable to provide you with our normal music lessons, music centres, county music groups and events due to Government restrictions we are putting our efforts into providing you with some educational, fun, inspiring links to enable you to keep your music making going!  Keep coming back to this page to see what's new and don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for weekly updates.

 

Music Mark Website

Music Mark is a membership organisation, subject association and charity. Their membership consists of Music Education Services and Hubs, their teaching and support teams; schools; individuals; NYMOS; HE/FE bodies; Hub and Corporate Partners.  Gloucestershire Music and Make Music Gloucestershire hub partners are members, as are various schools in the county who are committed to high quality music provision.  They have put a dedicated page on their website that is pulling together all the National opportunities being made available to musicians, teachers, students and parents.  We've put the page link here rather than list the many individual links, as it is being updated regularly so it's best to go directly to the page for all the latest offers.  There are lots of wonderful resources and lots of freebies to make the most of during this time so please do click on the link.  It's well worth a look!  Enjoy!

(Applicable to all ages, settings and instruments)

Music Mark Resources Page

 

BBC Ten Pieces: At Home

Activities for primary schools, home educators and parents to share with their students. Each includes a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation. A perfect, simple and easy way to keep listening, enjoying and creating music at this time.

BBC Ten Pieces: At Home website

 

Calling All Young Brass Players!

Calling All Young Violinists!

Phil Storer, one of our Brass Tutors, has very kindly compiled some brass resources that are brilliant for KS2 players or those just starting out on their instrument.  You can play them on your own or make the most of the duet arrangements if you have anyone else to play along with.  You can access the pdf music below and the backing tracks to play along to are available through the soundcloud link.  There also so fun games included as well! Enjoy!

These duets are also available for violin. Have fun!

PDF KS2 Brass Resources

Brass Backing Tracks

PDF Violin Duets

 

Alexander Technique

Just think for a moment, what would your playing be like, or even more importantly, what would your life be like if you only used just as much effort as was necessary and no more. Our brass tutor Jenny Steele has put together an introduction to the Alexander Technique.

 

Charanga Music School CPD Programme

To support teachers and children Charanga are running over 40 CPD and training webinars in May. These are open to all staff and will help you to provide musical learning at home for your pupils, create your own lessons and also help you gain some ideas and skills for music teaching in the future using areas you may not be familiar with in Charanga. You will find links to the webinars, screencasts and videos to support you.

For more information contact Analie Hart analiehart@charanga.com

Charanga CPD

 

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Hugh's Musical Walks

BSO Associate musician Hugh Nankivell is a popular figure across the South West where he and his accordion are known for bringing cheer to care homes, hospitals and schools.

Join Hugh on a musical ‘walk’ from the comfort of home as each 10-minute episode features tunes both old and new.

BSO: Hugh's Musical Walks

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