PLEASE NOTE Due to illness, I am unable to take any bookings until further notice. Thank you.
|'Marking Time' provides
stimulating and fun 'hands on' music making and/or simple instrument
workshops for schools, museums, festivals and others. With a supporting cast of over 40 early & unusual musical
instruments, from many cultures and historical periods, the workshops are suitable
for any age [from 6 to 90] and any musical ability.
through play, the workshops can assist in the development of
confidence, self-esteem, concentration, team-building and creative
skills, such as hand-eye coordination, aural skills and physical craft
making. And of course, they're great fun, either as a one-off entertainment or a project base.
Each session begins
with a 45 minute demonstration of the available instruments and then
develops into the chosen workshop scenario. The tutor [Tony Westran] is
able to offer a degree of flexibility, customising the session to suit
your requirements. Here are a few ideas, but do contact Tony
you're looking for something a bit 'different'.
- History of Music & Instruments. Instruments brought, shown, explained and played 'Hands-on'
- Simple musical instrument making using hygienic
recycled waste or inexpensive materials.
curricular - The instruments can all be used as props to
different subjects in the National Curriculum at all Keystages, such as
Music, History, Science, Geography, Design & Technology, RE,
- Purely Historical - the Tutor will attend in
reproduced historical clothing of the chosen period and be able to make
a good account of himself!
For Living History:-
- A 'drop -in' and 'hands-on' musical experience of instruments of the period.
The workshops are ideal for Schools,
Festivals, Inset training, Family & Community groups, Museums,
Colleges & other educational establishments, Special interest
groups, Corporate team building, Gifted & Talented, Living
Enhanced CRB & Insurance, available for inspection. Over 30 years experience in education
'Discover Renaissance Music'
Part of V & A Celebration
Sheffield Millennium Gallery
How to play the spoons
“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” ~Chinese proverb. (Supposedly)!
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