Workshops

                          Field_recording

The activities we provide are tailored for anyone to participate in having fun exploring and being creative with sound.

Prices
We use the Musicians’ Union teaching rates as a guide for workshop prices. Rates may vary slightly depending on the number of people, length of workshop and location. Please contact us if you are interested in having a workshop at your school or event.

 


School workshop curriculum information

We have worked with a number of primary schools running 1hr workshops for groups of up to 30 children at a time.  Our workshops can be used to accompany the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 in Music and Science.

Science

Sound

  • Sc4/4.1a – Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.
  • Sc4/4.1b – Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.
  • Sc4/4.1c – Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.
  • Sc4/4.1d – Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.
  • Sc4/4.1e – Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

Electricity

  • Sc4/4.2b – Construct a simple series electrical circuit.
  • Sc4/4.2e – Recognise some common conductors and insulators.

Music

  • Mu1/1.4 – Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds.
  • Mu1/1.2 – Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
  • Mu1/1.3 – Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
  • Mu2/1.2 – Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
  • Mu2/1.3 – Listen with attention to detail.
  • Mu2/1.4 – Use and understand other musical notations (graphic scores).

Science Key Stage 3

Sound waves

  • Frequencies of sound waves, measured in hertz (Hz); echoes, reflection and absorption of sound.
  • Sound needs a medium to travel, the speed of sound in air, in water, in solids.
  • Sound produced by vibrations of objects, in loudspeakers, detected by their effects on microphone diaphragm and the ear drum; sound waves are longitudinal.
  • The auditory range of humans and animals.