Even though our rehearsals are currently suspended our teachers have been hard at work preparing e-learning material. Please check back on this page to see the latest updates.

Guide

e-Learning Guide

Welcome to the e-Learning catalogue. Please select a group from the list above to view the available material.

Brass Buttons and CBreeze

Brass Buttons and CBreeze

You can find below learning material, music, and backing tracks to the following pieces:

  • SpaceTrek
  • Aliens
  • SpyFall
  • Special Learning Material

SpaceTrek


Aliens


Spyfall


Specials

Brass Bop Accompaniment:

Youth Orchestra and Middle Fiddles

Youth Orchestra and Middle Fiddles

Welcome to the world of virtual rehearsals and performances!
Scroll down to find downloadable materials for a variety of pieces, some just for strings and others for the combined might of the full Youth Orchestra and Middle Fiddles, including wind and brass.
The list so far (see below) includes

For full orchestra (Youth Orchestra woodwind, brass & strings and Middle Fiddles)

  • The CARNIVAL of the ANIMALS** NEW! **
  • WEST SIDE STORY selection

For full strings (Youth Orchestra strings & Middle Fiddles)

  • DANCE No.3 (Miklos Kocsar) for Youth Orchestra strings and Middle Fiddles

For Middle Fiddles

  • SUMMER STOMP for Middle Fiddles strings

As time goes by we will be adding to these so do check this website regularly for updates.
ENJOY ! . . . .
Neil & Maggie Courtney

NEW! Carnival of the Animals

(Full Orchestra and Middle Fiddles)

West Side Story

(Full Youth Orchestra and Middle Fiddles)

Summer Stomp

(Middle Fiddles)

Dance No.3 for Strings

(Youth Orchestra and Middle Fiddles)

Ukulele Group

Ukulele E-Learning 1
Author:R Edgerton
Date:April 25, 2020
Ukulele Group Newsletter 2 Docx
Author:R Edgerton
Date:May 2, 2020
Ukulele Group Newsletter 3
Author:IW Music Centre
Date:May 16, 2020

Pied Pipers

Pied Pipers

Hello everyone

Here a few tunes for you to play complete with downloadable printed music (PDF files) and audio recordings (MP3 files) for you to play alongside, karaoke style!

There is also a fingering and note chart to help with anything you might have forgotten!

Your two challenges are the F# and low D – remember strong fingers but gentle breathing!

Practise the tricky bits first before you try the whole piece and remember to tongue every note.

Start with the F# finger exercise and then try Old MacDonald & Tom the Piper’s Son. Move on to the Grand Old Duke of York when you are confident with your F#

Maggie Courtney

MC Wind Band

Music Centre Wind Band

Clive and Donna have been busy preparing some elearning material for you. The first piece available is Hanz Zimmer – Movie Milestones. You can download the parts below. Check back soon for more music and Youtube links.

Jazz Band

Jazz Band

Please see below for an email from Clive, along with downloadable parts for Freedom at Midnight, and Take the A Train.

Senior Recorders

Senior Recorder Ensemble

Hello everyone
Just to stop you getting bored here are some pieces for you to have a go at.

Sailor’s Hornpipe
Beethoven Trio Finale
Recorder Calypso

The Hornpipe (descant only) is a bit of fun and a real technical challenge, needing really neat staccato and slurs. See how fast you can get it and impress me at our next rehearsal.
For the Trio and Calypso I would suggest that Ellie and Marianna look at the descant, Karina the treble and Poppy the tenor.
Follow the links below to find downloadable parts and recordings to enable you to play along, karaoke style!

Maggie Courtney

Sailor’s Hornpipe


Beethoven Trio Finale


Recorder Calypso

Choirs

Jurgita has recommended that Choir members should use the following videos for warm-up and practicing:

Warm Up Exercises

Practice

Rachmaninoff; Bogorditse Devo:

Rutter; A FLower Remembered

Newsletters

Newsletters:

Music Hub Newsletter 1
Author:IW Music Hub
Date:March 30, 2020
Instrumental Newsletter 1
Author:IW Music Hub
Date:April 17, 2020
Music Hub Newsletter 2
Author:IW Music Centre
Date:April 17, 2020
Instrumental Newsletter 3
Author:IW Music Hub
Date:May 6, 2020
KS1 And KS2 Home Learning Hub Newsletter Summer 2
Author:IW Music Hub
Date:May 6, 2020
KS1 & KS2 Music Hub Activities Newsletter Summer 3
Author:IW Music Centre
Date:May 16, 2020
Instrumental Newsletter 4
Author:IW Music Centre
Date:May 16, 2020

Other Resources

Other Material:

  • Spyfall Audio File for CBreeze E-Learning
  • Bandlab – FREE Starter Songwriting Course for Students, Teachers & Parents from Bandlab: https://learning.inclusivemusic.com/courses/bandlab-for-schools-free-covid-19-edition
  • Music Exams (ABRSM) – Many students who receive lessons are entered for ABRSM music grade exams.  As some of you may be aware ABRSM have several apps available to provide support for students preparing for their exams.  These may be of particular use given the current situation we are now working in.  Please see this guide for more information.