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Youth Music Symposium

11/08/2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Celebrating music education

Saturday 11th August 2018

Spectrum Centre, Inverness

10.30am – 4pm

Free to attend.  Lunch provided. Booking essential.

Bringing together freelance music tutors, instrumental instructors, teachers and music educators of all genres to share good practice. This event will include guest speakers, live music and the following practical workshops:

Different Strokes

Led by Dave Milligan

Working with mixed instruments and dealing with varied experience of styles. Making the most of unusual or unconventional groupings.

Healthy voice technique for you and your students  

Led by Kate Howard

There’s a lot we can do to develop and protect our voices whilst we are teaching. Kate has been studying authentic voice techniques from all over the world for the last 30 years and has been developing new ways into working with these great exercises through playing games and singing songs. She has a deep knowledge of how children’s voices develop and through this can help you to gain greater understanding of how your own voice works too.

This workshop will be active and lots of fun and you’ll gain a whole new tool box to take into your teaching practice.

The new fun Tradition – contemporary folk music in the classroom

Led by John Somerville and Innes Watson

Traditional and folk music is an ever-evolving genre and provides an exciting, interactive platform for classroom learning. Using the class band format Innes and John will guide you through their own process and experiences of creating and arranging accessible folk arrangements for YMI participants.

Kodaly, it’s as easy as Do Re Mi

Led by John Thomson

“To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand.”

This will be a brief, practical workshop on the hows and whys of teaching using the Kodaly Method with a specific focus on solfege.

To book a place please email rachael.duff@feisrois.org or call the Fèis Rois office on 01349 862600

The Highland Youth Music Forum is a project funded by Creative Scotland and managed by Fèis Rois.


10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Highland Youth Music Forum
01349 862600


Spectrum Centre
1 Margaret Street Inverness, IV1 1LS United Kingdom + Google Map