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Beginner Strings Group

Description

This is our new beginner group for strings players. Contact us for more information or to register your interest.

All new members will need to complete an enrolment form on joining. The easiest way is here online here.

Age range

7+

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Coventry String Orchestra

Description

The String Orchestra is a friendly group for young string players learning violin, viola, cello or double bass.  

Members are from a range of primary and secondary schools, and are all between ‘nearly beginner’ up to Grade 3.  At break time we play a game, making our orchestra a friendly and happy group!

Age range

Age 7+

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Fretworks Guitar group

Description

Guitar students learn to improvise and compose as well as performing and listening critically to a variety of genres. They learn something of the history of the instrument and the music they are playing, and are given opportunities to perform at regular concerts in prestigious venues such as the Belgrade Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre and Coventry Cathedral.

This group is also a great opportunity to learn other fretted instruments such as mandolin, ukulele and bass guitar, and progress their learning to a higher level.

Our guitar groups will get the opportunity to perform at live venues and will come together to perform twice a year at our showcase events.

Watch us in action here: video 1, video 2, video 3

Age range

7+

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Melody Makers

Description

A wind and Brass band for all beginners - Key Stage 2 and above. New members all welcome come along and have a trial lesson with us, we would love to see you.

Age range

Age 8-11

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Musical Mixtures Wind & Brass Band

Description

Do you...?

  •    play a woodwind or brass instrument
  •    enjoy making music with others
  •    want to play a wide range of music from classical to pop
  •    love to be part of exciting performances at venues including The Belgrade Theatre

If this sounds like you, why not come along for a taster session and have a go. Don't worry if you don't have your own instrument - you will be able to borrow one when you're here.

Age range

8-11

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Soundlab

Description

Coventry's Centre for Creative Music Making

SoundLab is a new Centre for Creative Music Making with our first centre opening in Coventry in partnership with Positive Youth Foundation, Coventry Music and Coventry City Council. The vision is to create a space for young people to be creative in their music making, open to all, seeking diversity in: musical genre; pathway to music; instruments; vocal styles and culture. Removing the barriers to enable all who wish to engage the opportunity to do so.SoundLab-Cov is for 10-16 year olds who have a range of musical interests and styles including spoken word, dance, electronic, jazz, classical, and more.

It is open to young people who play an instrument, create digital beats/music and those who sing, rap or create spoken word.

At SoundLab-Cov you'll work with a team of professional musicians, with guest artists and performance opportunities across the year.

For more information contact us at soundlab@bcu.ac.uk or music@coventry.gov.uk

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Age range

10-16 at time of joining

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Ukulele Group

Description

We will be launching a new ukulele group in October 2019. 

This group is for pupils aged 7+ who enjoy playing the ukulele and want to build on their skills and try some new ones.  It is suitable for beginners and established players as we can cater for all abilities and challenge everyone at their level.

All new members will need to complete an registration form. The easiest way is online here.

 

Here are some photos from our launch event workshop in October 2019

ukulele workshop oct 19

 

ukulele workshop oct 19 2

 

 

Age range

7+

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