Working with traditional tunes as a starting point, these workshops give students the opportunity to learn and create new repertoire. The usual format is: learn a traditional folk tune (or two, or more!), experiment with arrangement ideas, and decide on a funky arrangement to perform.
Band workshops with Alison always give participants the opportunity to develop their aural and performance skills, whether using sheet music or playing by ear. They can be organised for all ages and abilities, although it is expected that all participants can already play simple pieces on their instrument.
Age group: KS2, KS3, KS4+
Length: All day, half day or one hour sessions – one off or a series
Skills developed: aural, composition, teamwork, performance, creativity, knowledge of traditional music