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Bush Music Club's 2015 Saplings Masterclass of traditional music for young musicians 8-16 years
9am to 4.30pm, Sunday 16th August, 2015 Hut 44, Addison Road Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville

By Sandra Nixon
Posted Saturday, June 20, 2015

In August 2014 the Bush Music Club held the first one-day Master Class for young musicians aged 8-16 who play acoustic instruments at all levels. We have since held 2 afternoon sessions at the Hut, as well as successful workshops at the National, Kangaroo Valley and Illawarra Folk Festivals as well as The Bush Traditions Goulburn Gathering.

This year our Master Class will be held on Sunday August 16th.

Another fun day is planned, with expert tutors who share a passion for our music history and a great love of bush music and traditional songs. We will again use our own Tritton Hall at Addison Road Marrickville, as well as a number of surrounding huts, so we can split thestudents into groups depending on age, level and instrument.

For most of the day the students will be playing on their chosen instrument and will all come together for some group sessions.

 

Our featured instrument, this year, is the tin whistle. There will be two whistle groups - one for beginners and one for experienced - so everyone will have the opportunity of at least learning the basics of this instrument. (Thanks to generous donations from Bush Music Club Members, the new whistles for the Saplings will be “sponsored”).


At the end of the day we will finish off with the “all in” session with parents coming back to enjoy a short performance from a selection of the material the students have learnt thru the day.


Lots of fun and lots of pizza!!

photo - 2014 masterclass - Sandra Nixon

 
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