News and Testimonials
Churchers College, Petersfield
In July 2010, we returned to Churchers College to run a mix of Samba and African Drumming workshops. These workshops are a regular fixture in the Churchers College Calendar and this was our third visit working with the students.
“Excellent service – our year 9 pupils were enthused and motivated by the experience."
Ben Gudgeon, Churchers College July 2010
In January, we got the staff involved with a half day team building session playing African drums, Samba instruments and junk percussion.
Strike a Chord Music Project, Leven
In May 2010, two Music Workshop Company staff headed up to Scotland and spent 5 days working with young people in Leven in Scotland. The project was designed to meet the group’s needs.
“The tutors’ approaches to teaching and learning were consistently supportive with our project ethos and style of working with the young people. The diversity of exercises offered learning for the whole group, ensuring everyone was involved and focused. The enthusiasm and encouragement from the tutors played a huge part in this … fantastic educational fun.”
Heather Batchelour, Strike a Chord Music Project
Newstead Wood School, Orpington
In May 2010 the Music Workshop Company supplied Newstead Wood School with its eighth annual workshop. One of our musicians spent 2 days working with the students during a composer in residence programme leading to a performance to parents, staff and students.
University of Hertfordshire
In September 2009, the Music Workshop Company began a relationship with the University of Hertfordshire supplying workshops as ice breaking activities for new students at the Business School. This was followed up in April 2010 with an ice breaking session at their Arts Marketing Symposium and a team building activity for the nursing staff in July. MWC return for induction week at the Business School in September 2010.
Shetland Islands Council
In March 2009, two Music Workshop Company musicians spent 5 days in the Shetland Islands running workshops for primary school children. The project led to a performance to parents.
Roding Primary School, Woodford
In June 2008, we supplied Roding Primary School with a mix of Samba and Junk Percussion workshops.
"Very inclusive of all children (including deaf pupils). All had practical, hands-on experience of the instruments."
"[The Music Workshop Company are] very easy to communicate with and tailored the day to fit in with our themes for Arts Week."
St John Fisher Roman Catholic Comprehensive School, Chatham
In May 2008, we supplied St John Fisher Roman Catholic Comprehensive School in Chatham, Kent with a half day improvisation workshop.
"The kids really enjoyed the day and seemed to get a great deal out of it. I will be definitely using some of his ideas in future lessons! Thank you very much for the experience!!"
Walk to School Week with Living Streets and Middle Row Primary School
On Monday 19th May 2008, we launched National Walk to School week with Living Streets. We worked with Year 5 students from Middle Row Primary School to create instruments out of car parts and composed a piece which we performed at the official launch and on our walk to school.
Middle Row Primary School in north Kensington led the launch of national Walk to School Week in a musical parade with a twist. They made instruments from recycled carparts in workshops the previous week and learnt how to play them. On the day they led the procession to a nearby park where they were joined by pupils from St Cuthbert with St Matthias CE, St Joseph’s RC, St Mary’s RC and St Thomas’s CE.
With an appreciative audience made up of councillors, parents, teachers and staff from Living Streets, they banged hub caps and bumpers, shook petrol cans filled with rice and played on funnels. A good time was had by all!
Soham Village College
Soham Village College ran a series of Multi-cultural workshops throughout 2004/05 for year 5, 6 and 7 students who live in and around Soham. The project was funded by Youth Music and the Music Workshop Company supplied the musicians for the project. All workshops were interactive with hands on music making.