We just spent two wonderful days in Peterborough with the Music Education Hub, led by their inspirational manager, Geoff Ellerby.
DeNOTE Education project, Peterborough: 48 hours; 8 schools; 1000+ pupils & teachers engaged; 18 fortepiano shifts (yes 18!); 5 players; 1 composer.
Feedback on our 2-day residency at Peterborough Music Education Hub:
“Just wanted to say thank you for that excellent presentation of early music performance style at the Key Theatre last night (27 April 2015). I personally learned a number of very useful things – which gut strings to buy, ornamentation, and that amazing bit of information from John the pianist about actually changing the melody line in Mozart. He certainly had some interesting observations to make. The use and articulation of both the baroque and classical bows is of course vital to successful performance and I was fortunate in that I had a masterclass from three experts in the field. It was a delightful experience.”
(ex principal violin BSO, WNO, SCO) [this comment relates to a CPD Workshop for peripatetic instrumental teachers]
We visited 4 Primary Schools (with pupils from 3 other Primaries visiting on two occasions), and 2 secondaries – concentrating on Mozart Chamber Music.
“The musicians were all very talented and clearly enjoy performing. They engaged the children well, and had a lovely manner with them.”
“A wonderful afternoon – thank-you!”