Why not book an entertaining and educational recital for your school? Give your pupils a unique and exciting opportunity to see and hear professional musicians perform live music that will complement your work in the classroom. Music will be played that is suitably linked to the National Curriculum Areas of Study, enabling you to do follow-up work after the recital.
A Good Reed can perform simply as a saxophone quartet or, for a more in depth recital, as a woodwind quartet, performing on flutes, clarinets and saxophones. This is particularly appropriate for Key Stage 4 pupils. As well as being professional musicians the members of A Good Reed are experienced teachers and introduce the music and their instruments appropriately to each audience. A brief history and outline of each instrument will be given as well as a short demonstration. Questions may be asked at the end of the recital depending on the age group.
Some of the pieces we play include the following:
And for younger audiences:
Recitals can usually be tailored to suit your school's individual needs. A recital can last between 25- 40 minutes depending on the year group.
Morning Session: 10.00am- 11.45am
Afternoon Session: 1.30pm- 3.00pm
Up to 3 recitals can take place in each session (depending on year groups). Please contact us for a quote for your recital.
'It's not just about bringing string quartets into assembly, it's about looking at how music can be integrated into the curriculum. In the States, for example, 'music in the morning' allows children to hear and discuss music before they start lessons; another idea would be to use music as part of the teaching of history or English literature.
‘Not only can it be highly enjoyable to children, but music education also engenders the kind of creativity, thinking and listening skills that make them valuable employees when they leave school and look for work – whatever their field.’
Sir James Galway
‘As well as being stimulating, motivating and entertaining classical music teaches us valuable lessons about taste, choice, interpretation – these are essential life skills, which our children have the right to learn.’
Julian Lloyd Webber