Our new ten-week programme, for anyone with a mental health issue, starts in central Brighton on 11th June ’14: come along and join in – it’s free and we provide the instruments!
Southdown Strings Sessions
Always wanted to play a stringed instrument? Now you can! If you can place a finger on a string then you can enjoy playing as part of the Southdown Strings Sessions.
Over the course of this hands-on ten-week programme, you will:
- get to know each type of instrument: violin, viola & cello
- learn the basics of string playing
- play pizzicato and with the bow
- play in small and large groups to create music together
- have fun making music!
Playing an instrument in a group helps us relax and focus – it also keeps our fingers supple. Bowed string instruments are very versatile, as well as having a beautiful sound. In the group we play familiar melodies as well as creating our own.
This ten-week programme is suitable for anyone who has a mental health issue, whether you’re a complete beginner to music or more experienced. The course is free and all instruments are provided – numbers are limited so book your place now: call Southdown on 01273 749500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The sessions are run by Southdown Recovery Services in partnership with Open Strings Music CIC, and facilitated by professional cellist and Goldsmiths-trained music leader Isabel Emerson.