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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 five fun and engaging YouTube sessions.

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

In this series participants will learn about:

At the end of the series, why not have a go at creating and sharing your own unique Soundscape Story with Music for Youth via email or by tagging us on social media (@musicforyouth).

 

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? 

The resources listed below accompany this series which will prepare you for each workshop, assist with understanding and provide follow up resources for extension activities.  

The Future Is Now Primary Workshops Teachers' Resource Pack

Soundscape Story Template

Example backing tracks:

Mysterious Path Backing Track

What's Behind Those Trees Backing Track

Trees and Paths Together Backing Track

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.  

 

WHO IS 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.  

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