REEL KIDS MUSIC CLUB – CIC
The Reel Kids Music Club Community Interest Company is an independent provider of after school music classes for primary aged children in Glasgow. Weekly classes offer the opportunity for group learning on a variety of instruments for P3-7 children as well as singing in a choir. The Club offers Mini classes to P2 children which are based on a Kodály approach to music education and include songs, circle games and percussion activities which develop fundamental music skills for learning an instrument.
MINI MUSIC CLUB
This runs every week from 3.20-4.15pm. There are approx. 25-30 spaces each year. It provides the opportunity to learn basic musical concepts which will help children should they move onto the main Music Club. The class focuses on developing the children’s pulse, rhythm and singing. The children do not learn an instrument. This is a musicianship class and they learn important skills through playing musical games.
The club runs every week from 3.20-4.20pm. Instruments that are currently taught are VIOLIN, FLUTE, WHISTLE, GUITAR AND DJEMBE. All children have 30 minutes of instrumental lesson and 30 minutes of choir. Singing is a vital part of learning music and the children benefit hugely from singing together as well as working in groups.
The Music Club is currently open to P3’s – P7’s.
The Mini Music Club runs for P2’s and P3’s.
The ensemble was set up to give instrumental players in the school the opportunity to play on a weekly basis. The ensemble practice for an hour on Monday at 2.15 under the direction of composer Andrew Cruickshank.
The Ensemble is open to P5-P7 children whether they learn at school, privately or at Music Club. String, brass and woodwind players are welcome to join as long as they can read music.
All our tutors are experienced teachers and performers who work at home and abroad. They all have full Disclosure Scotland/PVG.
Katie Hepburn – Violin
Hannah Lee – Whistle/Flute
Rachel Lightbody – Choir
Erin McGonigle– Violin
Erick Mauricia– Djembe
Emily Norris– Musicianship, Mini Music Club
Tim Phillips – Musicianship, Mini Music Club
Aileen Sweeney – Whistle
Ross Wilson – Guitar
Children perform at a variety of events each year.
The Music Club choirs sing at the end of term celebrations.
The Ensemble participates in the Glasgow Music Festival each March.
There is an end of year concert for parents at the school where all children perform.
The Reel Kids Music Club is a Community Interest Company and the club is self financing. Fees are currently £5.00 per week per child and are paid at the start of the year.
The Reel Kids Music Club is run by Naheed Cruickshank with the support of parent volunteers and the School Senior Management.
Director – Naheed Cruickshank