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Blog 5

Dear all,
A massive thank you to all who attended the Christmas Choir Cracker! It was a great turn out and raised money for the Children’s’ Activity Farm Trust. CAFT is a local registered charity that provides holidays and activities for terminally ill and chronically sick, disabled children. For more information visit www.caft.co.uk.
Last weekend the Music Place choir also […]

By |December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blog 4

           
Christmas has officially hit the Music Place! We have a very special Unicef Advent Calendar up this year in the waiting room alongside some very festive decorations and a rather impressive Christmas tree!
A big congratulations is in order to all of the Alty Girls on the success of their […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Our Teachers – Michael Sluman, clarinet, flute, saxophone, oboe

Michael teaches all woodwind for us on Friday evenings.

Hello Michael.  You are our newest member of staff, welcome to the Music Place!

Hi!  I’ve been here since November.  My students are really great which means I love coming to work here.  Everyone is very friendly and my teaching room is lovely and warm in these […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Our Teachers – Kirk McElhinney, guitar

Kirk teaches guitar for us on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Hello Kirk!  How did you get into music?

Through the Beatles.  Seeing Paul McCartney and John Lesson on some old black and white footage when I was about four.  I used to get a butter knife out of the kitchen drawer, pretend it was a guitar and […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blog 3

Dear all,
Wasn’t the turning on of the Altrincham Christmas lights on Saturday wonderful?! A massive thank you to Altrincham Business Improvement District (BID) who organised the event and each member of all of the choirs that took part!  So lovely to see such great music happening in the community.
December is fast approaching and there’s lots […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Our Teachers – Jenny Lyons, sax, flute and clarinet

Jenny teaches saxophone, flute and clarinet at the Music Place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Hi Jenny!  We can just see our ‘Teacher’s Favourite Albums’ wall behind you.  How long have you taught at the Music Place?

I’ve been here for about ten years I think.  I really love working here because the school has got […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Our Teachers – Michael Davies, piano teacher and exam accompanist

Michael teaches at the Music Place on Monday evenings and accompanies our ABRSM exam sessions three times a year.

 
What got you in to music as a child?
When I was in infant school I started playing the recorder because my parents got me an Abracadabra recorder book from the Early Learning Centre. I taught myself […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blog 2

Dear all,
Hope you’re all looking forward to the weekend!
Don’t forget the Altrincham Christmas lights are being turned on this Saturday 19th November! If that wasn’t exciting enough, our Music Place Choir will be singing at the event!
Calling all young musicians, actors and actresses! You have until 31st December to enter into the Youth Bowdon Festival 2017! This is an exciting opportunity to […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Our Teachers – Clare Morel, choir leader

Clare runs our choirs on Wednesdays up at the Cinnamon Club in Bowdon.

 

Hello Clare!  What got you into music?

I always signed up for everything to do with music at school.  I learnt the recorder first, then I had piano lessons, then viola lesson, in fact, anything that was offered to me I’d sign up […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bowdon Youth Festival

The Bowdon Youth Festival is a great performance opportunity – with prizes to be won!

You can enter online at the festival website.  Good luck!

By |November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments