All of our classes are taught: in groups by ear. Our classes are designed for those who are total beginners and those who are intermediate. We teach the participants a range of styles of music from folk to baroque, classical to contemporary. Read below to find out more about our classes. All classes are £40 for a week of tuition (per class).
PLAY! Is a contemporary sculpture and art class led by Deveron Projects Artist in Residence Katie Johnston, where HSS participants can experiment freely with a range of unusual materials and processes for a week. Each day, the hour-long classes will focus on a different medium - for example collage, experimental drawing & mark making, animation and experimental model making, sculpture building - which shall be displayed on Saturday around the concert venue.
Relevant research shall be printed out and provided with each class, (for example, artists who also work with that medium ect) in order that participants can see how the media relates to contemporary art. Each session shall end with a debrief, where we gather in a circle, and talk about our creations. This class is aimed at children and young adults. Artistic mediums are provided.
Try a Harp
In this class, local born Annie Rose Lennox will teach participants how to hold, play and make a beautiful sound from the harp. This class is designed for those who have never played a harp before. By the end of the week, participants will be able to play music together as a group in polyphony. No previous experience required, participants do not need to know how to read music, everything will be taught in groups by ear. This class is aimed at children and young adults.
This class and two harps have been kindly funded by local residents through the groundwork scheme. Two further harps have been gifted by private donors.
In this class, participants will learn and sing a range of different folk songs with Shona Donaldson. The repertoire will be participant led. This class is for children, adults and families. Comfortable clothing and flat footwear is recommended. Participants will be taught by ear and no previous experience or knowledge or skills in music are required.
Together, participants will learn and sing a range of songs in multi-part harmony. This class is for children, adults and families. Comfortable clothing and flat footwear is recommended.
Children and young adults will learn how to play the guitar from Edinburgh-based Eric Thomas. Participants will learn how to hold, play and make a beautiful sound on the guitar. They will also learn how to play and make music as a team and will develop key skills such as listening and team work. It is recommended participants take a snack for break. Instruments can be provided free of charge upon request.
Violin and Fiddle
Morag Johnston, Emily White and Alice Poppleton will teach children and young adults how to hold and make a beautiful sound on the violin. Participants will be taught by ear and in polypony. Repertoire will be varied and cover different genres of music. No previous experience required, participants do not need to know how to read music, everything will be taught in groups by ear. Instruments can be requested free of charge on request. It is recommended participants take a snack for break.
This timetable is only an example of the classes which we had in 2018.
Our timetable for 2019 will be launched in April 2019.