Musical Instrument Museum Workshops

Sarah Deters, Edinburgh University Musical Instrument Museum

We cannot thank Sarah Deters from Edinburgh University’s Museum of Musical Instruments enough! Sarah, a primary school teacher in America and now head of Outreach for the Museum, had such a lovely manner with the children when she provided an amazing six workshops this week – all three Primary Five classes on Tuesday and all three Primary Four classes on Wednesday – about the history of musical instruments. She gave a fantastic presentation and allowed the children to get involved in playing the many reproduction instruments she brought with her into school. And this followed a superb special visit that she led for our School Orchestra on Monday! Thank you, Sarah!

 More photographs on the P4 Class Page. (Thank you, Mrs Johnson!)

Mrs Maguire’s class wrote about the Music Workshops in their Reflection Diaries and it was obvious what a hugely positive impact the workshops and the presentation from Edinburgh University Music Society had on the children. May’s writing in P5B was particularly moving, about how Music made her drift away in her own world and think about all the best things in life. Thank you to Mrs Campbell for timetabling the workshops so well and to everyone who contributed to a lovely week of Music at Sciennes!