The Benedetti Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with Norfolk Music Service and Inspiration Trust to bring ‘Music Service Sessions’ to Norfolk on Thursday 26th May, 2022!
Young string players (violin, viola, cello, double bass), from year 3 – year 8, and working from approximately pre grade 1 to Grade 3 level, are invited to join us for a day of making music together. Please note no exams need to have been taken and these grades are given as a guideline.
This day has been designed for students. We want them to absorb as much as possible, leave any nerves or worries at the door and be relaxed, yet focused. Intense, yet calm. Our sole intention is to inspire young string players. In order for us all to gain the most from the workshop, we will require a level of commitment from teachers and students as we work towards the sessions. Regardless of your level, we want to help students to remember that to be good at something, and therefore experience more enjoyment, it takes consistent and intelligent work. It doesn’t happen on its own.
By signing students up to this workshop, you are also signing up for preparation. It doesn’t have to take long, but consistency is key. We have put together a tutorial video and a play along track to help you all with your practice, which will be available from mid-April. We are looking to create a balanced string orchestra and some instruments may fill up sooner than others. We will be in touch with the number of places your school has been allocated by May 3rd. Please register your interest in the opportunity by Friday 29th April.
This day is free of charge and has been generously supported by The Ranworth Trust, The Chivers Trust, The Timothy Colman Charitable Trust and The Educational Foundation of Alderman John Norman.
Please note you can bring a maximum of 60 students.
We are looking to create a balanced string orchestra and some instruments may fill up sooner than others. We will be in touch with the number of places your school has been allocated by May 3rd. Please register your interest in the opportunity by Friday 29th April.
In addition to this we will also be offering a twilight CPD for strings teachers from across the East of England to attend from 3.45pm-5.30pm. This will be led by Rachel Cooper. This session will be designed in partnership with all of you and will include topics you would like to explore, including beginner basics, group teaching strategies, inquisitive teaching and skill progression.
What is the venue?
Inspiration Teaching School Hub
Address: Hall Road, Norwich, NR1 2RN [map]
Please note this venue can accommodate parking for mini-buses.
What age is this opportunity suitable for?
This strings celebration is aimed at students from year 3 to year 8
What ability do the students need to be?
From a pre-grade 1 player to grade 3
What is the itinerary for the day?:
- 10.00am Children arrive and register
- 10.30-10.45am Warm Ups
- 10.45-11.30am Session 1
- 11.30-11.45am Break
- 11.45-12.30pm Session 2
- 12.30-1.15pm Lunch
- 1.15-2.00pm Session 3
- 2.00-2.15pm Break
- 2.15-3pm Session 4
- (from 2.45pm) Families are invited to join us for the sharing session beginning at 3pm
- 3-3.15pm Sharing Session
- 3.15pm Sign Out
What will my students need to bring?
- A snack (no nut products)
- A packed lunch (no nut products)
- Enough water for the day
- A pencil
- Your instrument and music
- A coat in case the weather is cool
- Sun cream and hat in the event of very warm weather
- What will the students need to wear?
- Full school uniform
What do the accompanying adults need to bring?
All accompanying adults must be DBS checked by their educational setting and wear an ID badge supplied by their educational setting
How many students can I bring?
Your educational setting can register to bring between 1 and 60 students
Can families watch the sharing performance on the day?
Yes, a link to register to attend the sharing performance will be emailed out once you have committed to this event. This link can then be shared with families. Numbers will be strictly limited and only those registered will be able to attend
About The Benedetti Foundation
The Benedetti Foundation unites those who believe music is integral to a great education. We do this through uncovering and sharing its best practices whilst demonstrating a re-energised vision for the future.
We put on transformative orchestral and musicianship-based workshops for young people, students, teachers, and adults that showcase what Music Education at its best can look and feel like.
We unite, inspire and educate through the creation and delivery of inspirational, energetic, and innovative workshops and video content.