Academy students get a lesson with the professionals

Linlithgow Academy students got a lesson from the professionals
Linlithgow Academy students got a lesson from the professionals

Three members of a professional music group visited Linlithgow Academy to lead a workshop for string instrument players.

Around 50 pupils took part in the creative lesson which saw members of the chamber music group, Mr McFall’s Chamber, teach the youngsters musical techniques and structures.

The lesson included a wide variety of music from classical melodies to rock pieces.

First the orchestra of string players were introduced to a minuet and trio by Mozart. The professionals waltzed the children through the music, explaining the structure before getting the pupils to play the piece. 
The pupils were then coached in extracts from Handel’s Water Music and in a piece of Led Zeppelin music they had been rehearsing for a concert this month.

The pupils thoroughly enjoyed theirunique music lesson and thanked the professionals for giving up their time to teach them.

Karen McLeod, principal teacher of music at the academy, said “The Arts Guild and the Academy have worked together twice this year to create workshops in school with visiting musicians, and the feedback from pupils and staff has been excellent.

“We hope to be able to continue this partnership in future years and we are very grateful to the Arts Guild and Enterprise Music Scotland for funding these opportunities.”