(previously Aire Ensemble)
Caroline and Del are professional musicians who teach music and enjoy sharing their musical enthusiasm with children.
We are the ensemble that plays harp, piano, violin, viola, flute, piccolo, clarinet, recorders and saxophone. Our workshops are all interactive and allow the children to get involved with the programmes.
The key stages are guides only and we will incorporate more or less detail depending on the age of the school audience – please feel free to discuss with us.
EYFS and KS1
Looks at how we use music to represent different animals and creatures. Helps children to interact artistically with movement and singing. Children are requested to bring scarves and favourite teddy/cuddly animal to dance with.
In the Garden
Focuses on music with a garden theme on a variety of instruments. Helps children to interact artistically with movement and singing.
KS1 and KS2
Part of the orchestra is missing!
Can your children help us identify and fill out the missing sections of the orchestra? Demonstration of harp, piano, violin, viola, flute, piccolo, clarinet, recorders and saxophone in a variety of pieces. Children join in with conducting, noise production, percussion, guessing of instrument names and voice.
Music – What’s the Use?
Looks at how music has been used over the centuries, encouraging the children to think and participate in how music relates to different situations both then and now and uses various media to illustrate the musical examples. (Need to be able to show presentation with film clips to audience or a reduced version uses some audio clips instead.)
Move to the Music
A workshop that emphasises movement to music. Children try steps and dances from a variety of musical dance styles.
Demonstration of harp, piano, violin, viola, flute, piccolo, clarinet, recorders and saxophone in a variety of pieces. Children join in with conducting, percussion, instrument names and assessing suitable instruments for particular events and objects.
Curriculum links go beyond music and encompass storytelling, language, cultural and social development, design and other expressive arts, physical education, history and science.
Seasonal Concerts: We also offer Christmas and other concerts to mark seasonal events.
If you have a particular theme we are happy to discuss a performance to fit in within it.