Introduction to the Orchestra Workshop
Our introduction to the Orchestra workshop is suitable for all age participants.
The workshop is led by two or three musicians (depending on budget) and introduces participants to a stringed instrument, woodwind instrument and / or brass instrument.
The musicians introduce their instruments - what the instruments are made of, how the sound is made - and pieces of music written for the instruments.
Participants join in using body percussion (clapping, stamping) and conducting.
The workshop can be tailored to link to specific themes, for example, a history of classical music, music and film, or focus on a particular period of Classical music.
The workshop is suitable for nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools, SEND settings, care homes, museums and libraries.
"Excellent approach with the children and this was adapted to the different age groups really well. It was a really good balance of explanations, playing and active participation.
I want to include here some direct quotes from the children, which I collected afterwards:
it was soothing . Brilliant – amazing. I liked it. They told us about the different instrument families. I’ve never met a real musician. In real life you can see all the fingers move. You can’t see that on tv.
It was interesting to see people right in front of you. Seeing how fast their hands move is impressive.
It felt like I was in a different word because it was so jazzy. It was magnificent."
I. Bunclark, George Street Primary School
Introduction to the Orchestra workshop
We create musical workshops for all ages, abilities and occasions. To book or if you have any questions, email us using the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.