I had my last day of teaching yesterday, which was an excellent day working in two schools plus area band. In the morning school, there were performances by the Year 4 classes and Year 5 follow on group and individuals. It went extremely well, particularly considering that there was only one hour to rehearse all the groups, including a joint item by the two Year 4 classes! In the afternoon it was my whole class of Year 4 flutes, who, having started as complete beginners in September, played and sang brilliantly with confidence and great tone. The teacher’s reaction to their progress was one of amazement, not having been involved in the classes in recent weeks, and the young people themselves were so proud of their playing. A huge number are interested in joining an area band next year, so I gave them a special additional session to help to prepare them.
I’m looking forward to finishing in style with a full day of concerts at the Albert Hall (Nottingham!) tomorrow. Thank You and Goodbye Nottingham – it’s been a blast!
I have really enjoyed working with Andy Scott, Apollo Saxophone Quartet, Caliente trio, Artforms Leeds and Nottingham Music Services in the last year and I’m looking forward to many more exciting developments in the coming year.]]>
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By contrast, had a very exciting start to the day when my tweet to the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio was read out live on air! My 15 minutes – well, 30 seconds – of fame! Apparently it was holding a saxophone in my Twitter image that swung it, which just goes to prove my theory that you should always carry a saxophone!
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