Be a Chorister Afternoon - for children P3 to P5.

Find out what it's like to be a chorister and part of the award-winning Choir of St Mary's Cathedral. 

Friday 15th November, 2pm to 6pm. Free. Booking essential. 

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Dalcroze Classes

Pre-school to Primary 5 (ages 4 to 9)

These classes involve children in feeling music through movement and to develop an embodied understanding of music and are excellent pre and co-instrumental training. 

Pupils develop the following skills:

  • physical awareness and control, including posture; co-ordination;
  • listening skills;
  • understanding of rhythm and metre;
  • awareness of pitch and the ability to be expressive.

Longer-term, the musical skills learned through Dalcroze stay with the children forever, informing their listening and increasing their enjoyment of all types of music.

We recommend (though it is not imperative) that these classes are taken with the appropriate Kodály class.

Kodály Classes

Pre-School to Primary 5 (ages 4 to 9)

The Kodály Method uses rhythmic movement, hand signs, and vocal sounds to develop musical understanding and development in a manner that is appropriate to the age and stage of the child.

Studies have shown that the Kodály Method improves intonation, rhythm skills, music literacy, and the ability to sing in increasingly complex parts. It has also been shown to improve perceptual functioning, concept formation, motor skills, and performance in areas such as literacy and numeracy.

It is recommended (although not imperative) that these classes are taken with the appropriate Dalcroze class. 

Dalcroze Class

 

Instrumental Learning

Choir School

Saturday Music Classes

 

St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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