Autumn Term 2016

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying the last few days of the summer holidays. I am looking forward to a new term starting next week. We are having Chopin this term as our composer. And the focus will be TEMPO. Classes are looking pretty full, but if you are interested in booking a free trial class please just ring or email.

There will be 12 weeks in the coming term so the amount due will be £60.00. If you have already paid a £10.00 deposit, then only £50.00 will be due. Please make cheques to Music Makers, or if you want to pay by online transfer, just let me know and I will give you my account details.

Looking forward to seeing you all! Mr Fox can’t wait!

 

Summer Term 2016

Hi everyone

Term is under way. We are having Debussy as our composer this term and listening to the calming Clair de Lune as we come in. Our focus is PITCH so we will be using the chime steps and the handbells later in the term.

The 4.15pm class at Bramcote is now full, but do still get in touch if you want to join, in case anyone drops out.

The White Lion pub at the top of Church Street is a great place to grab a coffee while your child is in the class!

New Term

Hi Everyone,
We will be starting our classes again on Wednesday September 9th. Our composer this term will be Elgar and the theme of activities will be TEMPO. If everyone coming for visits decides to stay, then the class will be full, but if you are waiting for a place, do email me on the second week to see if there are any spaces left.

Music Makers goes to school!!

My work is taking me into schools more and more, so there are less private classes these days and more classes as after-school clubs or to cover teachers PPA time in school. If Music Makers doesn’t happen in your child’s school yet, please do speak to your child’s head teacher to ask if there are any plans to bring Music Makers into school in future. I ill then be happy to contact the school to see whether a new class can open there.

Stories from Musicland Volume 2

Stories from Musicland vol 2 is now in print and can be purchased directly from me in my classes or from Windblowers Nottingham. This second volume contains 3 new stories with an accompanying CD. The stories are “The Unwanted Visitors, “Autumn in Musicland” and “The Flood”

Note to parents

Our composer this term is Mozart. We will be listening to excerpts from Symphony 40  as we come in.

Children may still join in for the Spring term. Simply email me on slakemusicmakers@gmail.com and let me know when you are coming. Remember, if you haven’t been before, your child can enjoy one class for free to see if they like it!

A message from the caretaker of Bramcote Memorial Hall:- PLEASE COULD ALL HALL USERS TAKE DISPOSABLE NAPPIES HOME WITH THEM AND NOT PUT THEM IN THE BIN IN THE TOILETS. THANK YOU. Also, please remember that the toilet for our use is the one to the right marked DISABLED as you come in, not the one through the double doors.

Term Dates

 

Autumn Term Dates; September 10th – December 10th 2014
Half term dates: 27th – 31st Oct .

(13 weeks in the term @ £58.50  i.e.- £5.00 deposit plus £53.50 on the first week back)

Stories from Musicland: Volume 1

I have been writing and using my Stories from Musicland since Music Makers started in 1998. These stories are a way of introducing written notation to young children in a fun way.

The characters are Charlie Crotchet, Minny Minim, Quentin Quaver and Grandpa Semibreve and they have adventures. The first volume is now published and contains 3 stories, 1) Meeting the Notes, 2) The Notes build an Extension (about ledger lines) and 3) Charlie visits Kitty (about the allegro/moderato/adagio trains) Continue reading