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#1 tabya876

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 13:56

Hi

 

My 11 Year-old daughter is a multi-instrumentalist and I am trying to figure out what her 'best' (most appropriate given her own and family context) options are going forward.

 

Key instruments include:

Bass Guitar - Grade 8

Acoustic Guitar - Grade 8

Singing (contemporary) - Grade 8

Saxophone - Grade 6

Clarinet - Grade 5

Piano - Grade 5

 

She prefers more contemporary/ pop/ R&B repertoires but plays classical pieces primarily, albeit not exclusively, on her woodwind instruments. The first 4 instruments are her favourites.  As she is still young, she has indicated that she loves music but is not yet certain she wants to be a professional musician but wants to be the best she can be, especially at the first 3.

 

I have contacted the following:

BRIT School - she visited and the Saturday school group she would be best suited to are 4 years or so older (not keen on that)

ACM - does not cater to her age and has no more Saturday school programmes

RAM -she is not old enough for the most appropriate jazz programme (needs to be 14)

Junior Guildhall - I cannot quite figure out how their programmes work and it appears she will have to choose only one instrument/ first study

 

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice of what other options there would be to help her develop as a multi-instrumentalist?  Is she just best sticking to the best individual teachers that I can find?  Her bass and acoustic guitar teachers are world-class performers (and teachers. as far as I can humbly determine). The others may not be obviously world-class (recognised internationally as such by their peers) but are mostly still great teachers.

 

There are various band programmes that she has tried - the Band Project is good but grounded by COVID-19. They also struggle to find children of similar levels for their bands.

 

Thank you


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#2 Cyrilla

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 22:40

I've sent you a message :).


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Posted 10 January 2021 - 13:04

Most impressive that she has managed to reach that level in so many instruments! 
If you are within hailing distance of Bromley, the Saturday Youth Music Trust might be worth investigating, once they resume live sessions -  which  of course might be quite some time. But she would have good ensemble opportunities there and at a much more affordable price than the Junior Depts of the major music colleges. 


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 20:14

I highly recommend https://tomorrowswarriors.org the best place for young girls who are interested in a non classical genre. They are very supportive and encouraging of advanced young children. And it's Free!

 

Check out their FB page and look at their phenomenal alumni successes.  The alumni frequently return to teach under the banner of "Each One Teach One".  If you want to know who attended the Programme if would be easier to ask who didn't!

 

 

This is all subject to COVID restrictions of course! 


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 19:31

Most impressive that she has managed to reach that level in so many instruments! 
If you are within hailing distance of Bromley, the Saturday Youth Music Trust might be worth investigating, once they resume live sessions -  which  of course might be quite some time. But she would have good ensemble opportunities there and at a much more affordable price than the Junior Depts of the major music colleges. 

Thank you Helen. I will look into that - we are not too far from Bromley


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#6 tabya876

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Posted Yesterday, 17:02

I highly recommend https://tomorrowswarriors.org the best place for young girls who are interested in a non classical genre. They are very supportive and encouraging of advanced young children. And it's Free!

 

Check out their FB page and look at their phenomenal alumni successes.  The alumni frequently return to teach under the banner of "Each One Teach One".  If you want to know who attended the Programme if would be easier to ask who didn't!

 

 

This is all subject to COVID restrictions of course! 

Tomorrows' Warriors looks really interesting Helen. I've reached out to them. I also have a call with Junior Guildhall on Thursday.


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