Could Your Child be a Musician of the Future?
Students in Year 7 are being given a fantastic opportunity again this year, thanks to Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA). If they wish, every Year 7 student will be able to learn a musical instrument, of their own choosing, in small group lessons either at school or at one of their music centres.
Music plays an important part in the education of young people, not only enriching their lives in general, but having a positive impact on their education and learning. Singing, playing an instrument, or just an appreciation of music is something that everyone can enjoy, whatever their musical taste.
Learning an instrument or joining a choir at school also gives children the opportunity to become a member of various groups, making new friends and increasing self-belief and self-confidence.
Year 7 students, Beth and Freya, were among the audience recently when some members of the BHMA orchestra came into Longhill High School to demonstrate some of the vast array of more than 20 instruments available to learn.
“There were lots to choose from”, said Freya. “I remember seeing a trumpet, flute, clarinet, trombone, saxophone and violin.”
“I think there was an electric guitar and a bass guitar too,” added Beth, “And there was a keyboard and drums. It was interesting to hear them play some familiar songs in a different way.”
“Yes, they played ‘Human’ by Rag and Bone Man, which sounded completely different when it was played on orchestral instruments.”
There is a drop-in taster session in the Founders Room at Brighton Dome on Saturday 22nd September. For more information on this and more on what Brighton & Hove Music & Arts is all about, please follow the link https://www.bhma.org.uk/news
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