NYCOS has continued to deliver active music lessons for primary schools over the past year through the Sounds Musical project.
Each year NYCOS staff visit schools to teach music classes to Primary 3 and 4 children through Youth Music Initiative programmes with partner authorities funded by Creative Scotland. During the pandemic, the tutors have instead provided resources and training videos to schools we work with in Edinburgh, Renfrewshire and West Lothian.
The sessions introduce children to musical concepts, rhythm and beat through fun singing games, either with actions or using sticks or cups. Each lesson is tailored to both uses in the classroom and at home, with instructions to avoid singing out loud whilst in school due to the ongoing restrictions on group singing.
A few of the schools we work with have shared photos and short clips of their NYCOS sessions below.
P3 had their first virtual music session this week with a vocal tutor from the National Youth Choir of Scotland. The children learnt about the “pulse or beat” and learnt two rap type rhymes that we practised throughout the week.🎶👏🏼@NYCOScotland pic.twitter.com/TTgRvP1qac
— StCuthbert’sRCPri (@StCuthbertsRCP) March 25, 2021
P3 were very lucky to be able to have a remote music lesson with Mrs De Luen from the National Youth Choir of Scotland. We learnt songs to help us keep in time to the beat! 🎵🥁@NYCOScotland @BroomhousePs pic.twitter.com/ql58nupCvO
— MissGilleadeBPS (@MissGilleadeBPS) March 24, 2021
— Mid Calder Primary (@MidCalder_PS) December 12, 2020
Thank you very much to @NYCOScotland for this great virtual music lesson today. Primary 4 enjoyed developing their skills on the rhythm and beat. We are already looking forward to the next session! #Music #MCPSP4 pic.twitter.com/u0LqVjg6br
— Mid Calder Primary (@MidCalder_PS) November 23, 2020