Royal Bind School pupils welcome the spring with Live Music Now

Posted: 04/04/2017 | Education,

Pupils from the Royal Blind School have been enjoying a sensory music lesson with the help of Live Music Now Scotland.

Musical trio Sirocco Winds used the bassoon, clarinet and flute, to tell the Pupil and teacher take shelter under an umbrella story of Scottish winter moving on to spring time. The class was led by drama teacher Aine Murphy and music teacher Louisa Maddison. Pupils started with mindfulness and stretching, which the school often uses to ensure the children are relaxed and focused for their lesson.

The session tells the story of the winter witch, and how she hates the coming of spring. The cold of winter was represented with ice packs, storm sound effects and rain makers. There was even a water spray for the rain, but everyone had an umbrella to keep dry! This was followed by yellow daffodils for the pupils to see and smell, to hail the coming of spring, as well as scented, colourful scarves and ringing bells.

Other sensory aspects included fur to represent animals waking up from hibernation, and various coloured lights to show the changing of the seasons.

But the main attraction was the three musicians from Live Music Now, who have been at the school for three weeks helping with the interactive music sessions. Gillian, Matthew and Calum, a trio of woodwind musicians, have been performing to the pupils in an up close, interactive fashion. Sirocco Winds flautist, Matthew, said ‘It has been a pleasure to come and perform at the School over the last three weeks and hopefully we can come again at some point in the future.’