Music theory

Music theory

Ukulele

Ukulele

Performance skills

Performance skills

Sax

Sax

Percussion

Percussion

Banjo

Banjo

RockBand

RockBand

Singing

Singing

Xylophone

Xylophone

Classical guitar

Classical guitar

Setups and repairs

Setups and repairs

Electric guitar

Electric guitar

Acoustic guitar

Acoustic guitar

Aptitude test

Aptitude test

Jazz

Jazz

Fingerstyle

Fingerstyle

Fiddle

Fiddle

Rock/Blues

Rock/Blues

Slide

Slide

Songwriting

Songwriting

Reading music

Reading music

Drums

Drums

Soloing

Soloing

Recording

Recording

Flute

Flute

Bass Guitar

Bass Guitar

Music technology

Music technology

Clarinet

Clarinet

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Apptitude test - what are they naturally good at playing

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Get Creative. Learn to Play Music

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 Holdernesse School of Music

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

 

Magic Music box Summer Club

Fun, creative group music activities and games for 6 - 10 year olds. Play an instrument, create a sound story and play some rhythm games. Bring a snack..   

11th to 13th of July 2022,  2.00pm - 3.30pm. Venue: Rafford Village hall.   £18 for week

 

Trad Camp and Rock Camp

Come along with your instrument and learn some new tunes with like minded musicians. Basic experience is necessary but support is provided on all instruments. Beginner Bodhran and Cajon places available for Trad Camp (we provide instruments) 

Trad Camp 26th to 29th of July 2022 4.00pm - 5.30pm. Venue: Rafford Village hall.   £50 for week

Rock Camp 26th to 29th of July 2022 2.00pm - 3.30pm. Venue: Rafford Village hall.   £50 for week

Composition and Songwriting 

Find your inner musical expression. Come and learn the basics of composition and songwriting , song structure and lyric writing. Ability to play an instrument is not essential.

Week of 11th of July (times to be decided suitable to interest), Venue: HSOM Rafford.  £15 per session

 

Accompaniment Class (Guitar and Piano)

Ever wanted to play along with others in a group. Learn how to play chords, patterns, follow others and feel part of a band. Bring your own instrument. Basic chord knowledge needed.

We’ll play some traditional, pop and rock music.

Week of 11th of July (times to be decided suitable to interest), Venue: HSOM Rafford.   £15 per session

For all classes call 07787 364889 for info and to book a place.


 

Book NOW  for school year 2022 - 2023 to guarantee a place.

Call 07787 364889 to discuss your students needs today!

 

We provide music lessons and classes throughout Forres, Elgin, Nairn and the surrounding districts as well as

on-line ZOOM lessons across the world.

Whether you are just starting out or want to ROCK out, want to play Classical music or just want to enjoy something

new there is an instrument or group for you.

We recognise that not everyone learns the same, so our programs cater for all types of learners. From those students that

don't want to learn how to read music at all to those that want to do grade exams, those that just want to learn how to play their favourite songs to those that want to be a professional musician.

We are also qualified and experienced in working with students who find learning difficult and especially welcome students with additional support needs. All of our teachers are PVG disclosure checked for working with vulnerable children and have worked for many years in this field.

So whether you're  young or old, let us help you experience the joy of playing music, with lessons tailored specifically for you.

Below is a full list of lessons, classes and services 

Book of Chords

Instrumental Lessons 

   7. Woodwind

  8. Ukulele and recorder

  9. Theory, songwriting and                  arranging

10. Music Technology and

       audio production

11. ABRSM, Trinity, RockSchool,

       Nat 5 and Higher curriculum

We teach:

  1. Piano and voice

  2. Electric and acoustic guitar

  3. Bass guitar

  4. Classical Guitar

  5. Folk stringed instruments

  6. Drums and Percussion

  7. Xylophone

Guitars
Call 07787 364889 for more info

Groups and classes

Various groups and classes run throughout the year.

These include:

  • Beginner group classes for different instruments and age groups.

  • Theory class

  • Rock group

  • Traditional music group

  • Ceilidh group

  • Advanced music ensemble

  • Kids choir

  • Magic music box

Details of groups and classes are posted on the news page and on our facebook page. 

Academic and specialist lessons

  1. On-line Zoom Lessons using the latest tech, multi-cameras and pro sound

  2. Music lessons tailored for students with additional support needs

  3. School and grade exam preparation

  4. Musicianship and performance skills

  5. Music history

  6. Tutoring for: Nat 5 and Higher Music subjects, Higher Music technology

  7. Bespoke lessons for home schoolers.

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Specialist services for ASN clients

Sessions tailored specifically for students with:

Autism, ADHD and communication disorders.

Complex and profound difficulties - developmental delay, brain damage. Downs syndrome, Cerebral palsy.

 

Degenerative Conditions:  

Dementia, Parkinsons, Alzheimer's, Motor Neuron Disease.

 

Mental health conditions such as:

Anxiety disorders, selective mute, PTSD, trauma, shock, grief, depression.

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NEWS PAGE

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 Group classes for

2021-2022

  RockClub  

Join a group of  players who love playing rock and pop music.

Fridays 3 - 4pm, HSOM Rafford

Trad Meet

Open to anyone who is interested in learning and playing traditional Celtic music in a group  All ages, abilities and instruments welcome.

Thursdays 7-8pm, Transition Town Forres

Grade 5 Theory class

A class working towards grade 5 theory for students in advanced classes at school or who want to sit ABRSM grade 5 theory. Understanding of scales and key signatures is important to join this class.

Wednesdays 7 - 7.30pm, HSOM Rafford

 

Advanced music ensemble

A group for intermediate to advanced players who enjoy playing a variety of music from classical, pop, jazz and traditional repertoire. All instruments welcome. Minimum of grade 4 standard.

Wednesdays 7.30 - 8.30pm, HSOM Rafford

CALL  07787 364889

to find out more.

 

WHAT our students  SAY

Emma is not only a very talented musician but an experienced and wonderful piano teacher. Always looking at teaching from different angles suitable to the students strengths. She always encourages creativity and "outside the box" thinking. Her patience and love for music is evident in her teaching.

MM -  Adult student

Current Prices

Individual lessons are £15 per half hour lesson

Group sessions are £6 per session (Minimum of 4 students per session.)

Group sessions only run after minimum numbers are booked.

Aptitude test. £30 (55 minute session)

On-line Zoom lessons are £15 per half hour lesson

Discounted rates for home-schoolers (10am - 3pm)

 

STUDENT
ACHIEVEMENT

Student Josh (14 years) made the most of lockdown and went from playing grade 3 to grade 7 pieces in a YEAR, with a lot of hard work and determination.

It just goes to show what you can achieve if you put your mind to it. Any one can achieve with determination and regular focused practice.

Here's Josh at last years Winter Concert

playing the 'Maple Leaf Rag' by Scott Joplin.

We also offer services for students and adults with additional support needs

Sessions tailored specifically for

students with:

Autism, ADHD and communication disorders.

Complex and profound difficulties - developmental delay, brain damage. Downs syndrome, Cerebral palsy.

 

Degenerative Conditions:  

Dementia, Parkinsons, Alzheimer's, Motor Neuron Disease.

 

Mental health conditions such as:

Anxiety disorders, selective mute, PTSD, trauma, shock, grief, depression.

to find out more please visit                        : 

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