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Join MFY Music Mentor Neil Valentine in our free, interactive virtual music workshop series, proudly supported by NEU, and created especially for primary school-aged children. 

In this series, Neil will show you how to create your own soundtrack through four fun and engaging weekly online sessions, which will be released on YouTube, so you can take part via your desktop, laptop, digital TV or mobile device!

 

Following on from the success of Create your own musical Soundscape, part of The Future is Now LIVE in December 2020 (which we recommend you watch before starting the new workshops), our Soundscape Stories series will help your class, group or young person gain the skills they need to create their own soundtrack by covering a different element of the creative process

Over the four weeks, participants will learn about:

  • Texture (refers to the original workshop released during The Future is Now LIVE)
  • Rhythm 
  • Melody 
  • Structure: Telling your story with a graphic score
  • Create: How to bring it all together, rehearsal & recording

At the end of the series, everyone will have the opportunity to create and submit their own unique soundtrack based on their chosen theme or narrative. Submissions will be displayed in a virtual showcase in early Summer 2021.

Further information on how to submit final compositions will be shared with participants once all of the workshops have been released.

 

WHO IS THIS FOR? 

The workshops are recommended for ages 7-10. These educational and engaging resources can be used in the classroom or at home, in groups, bubbles or by individuals.  

 

DO I NEED ANYTHING TO TAKE PART IN THE WORKSHOPS? 

A pdf resource will accompany this series which will prepare you for each workshop, assist with understanding and provide follow up resources for extension activities.   

Access to a tuned percussion instrument (chime bar, xylophone, etc.) a piano/keyboard or an instrument app (we've included a list of free options in the resource) is recommended but not essential.  

 

WHEN WILL THE WORKSHOPS BE RELEASED? 

The workshops will be released weekly but can be viewed in your own time. They will be released at 10am on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 3rd February
  • Wednesday 10th February
  • Wednesday 24th February
  • Wednesday 3rd March

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP? 

To join up for this series of workshops, please register your details using the Primary Workshops Registration Form below and we will be in touch with further information on how to access the online sessions and the accompanying resource pack.  

You may sign up and access the whole series at any point whilst registration is open.

 

WHO WILL BE LEADING THE WORKSHOPS?

The workshops will be led by MFY Music Mentor Neil Valentine. Neil studied at York University and Trinity College of Music. He was a member of Southbank Sinfonia and is now an Associate Musician of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and has delivered music projects, workshops and performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, LSO, Wigmore Hall and many others.


He is also the Creative Director of the University of Winchester Music Centre where he uses his skills and experience to inspire excellence, community and a love of music. He has worked in all areas of the community including people living from dementia and is the founder of the early years concert series ABC Concerts.

 

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any further questions about this series of workshops, just contact our Programmes Team.  

PRIMARY WORKSHOPS REGISTRATION FORM
Please provide full name of person booking the workshops.
Please provide the name of your Group or School if applicable.
Please provide the name of the individual participating in the workshops if different from the booker.
Please provide details of how many will be participating in the workshops.
Please provide details of the age range of those involved in the workshops e.g. 7-10 years old
Please provide details of where the workshop participants are located e.g. City or Town
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