Zinging update

Music is food for the Soul

We are so pleased to think that we may be able to gather to sing ‘live’ again before too long!! We are busy planning workshops and rehearsals for our return and will be closely following government guidelines in the months ahead.  It is going to be so good to get back to our music-making, which is proven to be good for our health and well being.

We have been starved of that human contact we so naturally need, so to be able to get together again as the MusicSmart community will be amazing!   

Announcing our next Zoom sessions….

Here are the details for the next group of 4 sessions.

Please email us to confirm the day for which you’d like to book ( info@musicsmart.org.uk )

 

  • The dates for the Tuesday evening sessions from 18:45-19.30, are 30th March/6th/13th/20th April

 

  • The dates for the Thursday evening sessions from 18:00-18:45 are 1st/8th/15th and 22nd April

 

  • The dates for the Friday lunchtime sessions from 11.45 a.m.- 12.30 p.m. are 2nd/9th/16th/23rd April

 

We are so excited to see you all online, and hopefully in person, soon

 

Love,

Hilary and Paula x

( Keep in touch on Facebook too!)

Letter of thanks from My Sister’s House, Bognor Regis

Thanks from My Sister’s House

We have received this lovely letter from My Sister’s House. Thank you to everyone who sent in gift cards which enabled My Sister’s House to support the women who have turned to them for support and care.

We are deeply humbled by your generosity.

Thank You,

Hilary & Paula x

 

 

MusicSmart Zinging this term

ZINGING! (This Term)

Due to the current restrictions, unfortunately, we are not able to offer Zinging in January. To successfully do the sessions, it involves us working in Paula’s house, and due to family ‘bubble’ commitments for us both, we would not be able to work and be within the Government guidelines. However, be assured we will review the situation and be ready to launch our fabulous zinging sessions again, as soon as we feel it is safe for us to do so.

We are also very pleased to announce that we have had a WiFi upgrade so fingers crossed our internet connection should be stronger!!

Stay safe everyone and we’ll see you all soon!

Hilary and Paula x

 

Piano Lessons and Tutoring

Piano Lessons are back!

In School or Home Tutoring, Adult Education, Revision Classes. Curriculum: Reception to GCSE/A Level Music

Our piano lessons are back and in full…socially distanced swing. We’re following all government guidelines and are taking every precaution to keep our students safe.

It has been a very long break away, and we appreciate that your young ones may not have kept up their practice, that’s fine, no stress. Everyone has done what they need to do to get through this lock-down and pandemic.

If you have a musician who is nervous to go back to music class, feeling they have fallen behind, let us support them in their studies.

MusicSmart offers individual lessons in all areas of Music Education.
Specializing in GCSE and “A” level tuition, we can offer revision sessions catering for individual student´s needs.

If you need help with Composing, Performance skills, including how to choose the performance pieces to maximise potential, or revision for the Listening papers, our teachers at MusicSmart can help put together a bespoke individual education plan.

All exam boards are covered.

We can also offer tailored Music Tutoring to fit with your Home Education Programme of Study from Reception to KS3. Our teachers will teach in your home and prepare a Scheme of work to fit each individual student´s needs.

20 minute Taster sessions can be booked by emailing us at info@musicsmart.org.uk

We are so happy to be able to start welcoming you back!

Hilary and Paula x

Regarding Coronavirus

Public Health England with regard to the Coronavirus

Dear MusicSmart Singers,

We have taken the decision to cancel all choir rehearsals, from this week, Monday 16th March, due to the advice from Public Health England with regard to the Coronavirus.

The health and well-being of our MusicSmart Community is of the utmost importance to us. Singing in a choir is an activity where we are all breathing deeply in close proximity to each other and we are aware that many of our singers have underlying health issues and/or are older. We are sorry to have come to this decision but we want to protect everybody.

• The Singing Saturday ‘Spring Celebration’ March 21st is postponed and a future date will be announced. We would like to hope that the Singing Saturday on May 16th will go ahead as planned.

• Concerts that have been scheduled for FCS, Just Sing Bognor and SingSing choirs are postponed and will be rescheduled in due course.

• The performance of SingSing Ladies Choir at the Tyler’s Trust Charity Dinner, has been postponed by Tyler’s Trust and will also be rescheduled.

• Anyone who has bought tickets can get a refund on production of the tickets when we resume our rehearsals.

• Anyone who has donated raffle prizes, if you would like them returned, please do just ask. If not, they will be safely saved until the future concert.

At present, we would like to hope that we can resume our rehearsals after the usual Easter Break, which is week beginning Monday 20th April, but we will of course follow the guidelines of PHE.

We will keep in touch and do take care everyone!
Best wishes

Hilary and Paula x

November’s “Songs from Films” workshop

November singing workshop MAGIC!

The wonderful world of film music came alive for us in November, at MusicSmart’s “Songs from Films” workshop.

Featured in our day’s lineup of songs were great hits such as Get Happy,  The Windmills of your Mind, From Russia with Love, Blue Suede Shoes, Somewhere My Love, Money, Double Trouble, I Will Wait for You and For Once in My Life.

Well, we certainly did “Get Happy” with all of the action, joy and romance you all brought to our final workshop of 2019. We loved the great sound of everyone singing so well and with such energy – thank you all for a brilliant day!

Enjoy the pictures!

Hilary and Paula x

Super Seventies Singing a smash hit!

Thank You for making our Super Seventies Singing fun day a SUPER SMASH HIT!

A huge THANK YOU from T h D i s c M a m a s to everyone who attended on Saturday, for the energy, enthusiasm and fun you all created at our Super Seventies Singing fun day!

We loved watching you all, all the expression, actions and general joyful atmosphere…You all made us such proud

D i s c o  M a m a s  …enjoy the photos!

 

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MusicSmart Singing Fun Days – October and November

Just when you thought you couldn’t wait any longer!!

Singing Workshops

 

We are so excited with the line up of songs we have prepared for you over these singing fun days in October and November.

October 12th ( Saturday)  will see us transpored to Disco days during The Super seventies.

November will have us exploring some favourite and memorable Songs from films, We look forward to welcoming you to a super singing day on November 23rd ( Saturday).

Book your place online, via our calendar, over on our Facebook page, by email (info@musicsmart.org.uk) or just giving us a call: 07501923735

We’re looking forward to seeing you there and singing together!

 

Hilary & Paula x

 

MusicSmart Singing Workshops

MusicSmart has grown, thanks to our lovely supporters. As such, we have decided to make a small change to the name one of our popular, regular events.

Our Singing Saturdays are well-loved, but we understand that not everyone who would like to attend, can make a Saturday, or even get to the event.

Going forward, these events will be known simply as “Singing Workshops” and will sometimes take place on a Saturday, sometimes a Sunday…other groups can book us to come to them…ladies groups, mens groups, carers groups, WI groups…anyone who has people who want to sing!

So, we hope you’ll find your way to the page (http://musicsmart.org.uk/singing-workshops) and if you’re willing, will share it to others who may also want to sing but are not in a position to travel.

 

Macmillan Coffee “Mornings”

MusicSmart will be hosting coffee “mornings” in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

It is the ‘Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning event for Macmillan Cancer Charity, just like we did last year, and boy did we do it well!

Get ready to bake cakes to sell, make a donation for a piece of homemade cake with your cuppa and our favourite…a “Guess how many berries in the pie” competition.

Each of our choirs will be taking part in the week beginning 23rd September.

 

We really look forward to seeing how you all take action to make these events spectacular!

 

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