Ashford Creative Orchestra

Music Centre

Ashford Music Centre

Group Session

Wednesdays ~ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm ~ Term Time Only

Music Leader

Lindsay Edmondson

Grade

Grade 2/3+ (or equivalent)

Ages

11-18

Type

Mixed

The Ashford Creative Orchestra is an exciting opportunity for players from all musical backgrounds to explore music that spans a wide range of genres. With a different musical starting point to inspire each term, members can develop their ensemble skills as well as having the opportunity to create and arrange their own original music.

All instruments are welcome and all types of notation can be provided including tab.

The Ashford Creative Orchestra will be led by multi-instrumental tutor, workshop facilitator, performer and composer Lindsay Edmondson. Lindsay is classically trained on clarinet, flute and saxophone and has also studied Balkan and Klezmer music alongside jazz at the University of Kent.  Lindsay performs professionally in bands from a range of styles including folk, reggae, jazz, cabaret, rock and classical and has performed at venues across the UK including Edinburgh Fringe festival, The Tabernacle Theatre London and the 100 Club Oxford Street London.  Lindsay is a creative and enthusiastic teacher and believes passionately in the natural ability of anybody to learn given the right encouragement. Lindsay is also a songwriter and composer and has produced children’s musicals, music for animation, soundscape pieces as well as more traditional popular songs for bands and ensembles.

Music Centre membership is fantastic value from only £4.50 a week, with some great benefits!

As a member you will have access to all ensembles at our Music Centres across Kent, so you can join as many as you wish, no matter which centre you initially signed up at.

Tuition is an additional charge, but you will receive a 10% discount on your membership if you wish to also wish to join an ensemble at a Music Centre.

Fees per term for 2021-22

Child £22.50 | Adult £30

Fees are invoiced termly (6 terms per year) and can be paid by instalments on request immediately following receipt of your invoice. Invoices will be sent at the beginning of each term and are payable by return.

Financial assistance may also be available for students who meet our criteria. For more information and to find out if you are eligible to apply for a bursary, please see our Financial Assistance page.

Instruments will be made available free of charge to those without their own, for the summer term.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements before attending the group.

From September, instruments are available to hire from Kent Music.  Instruments can also be provided through our Financial Assistance Scheme, for those that qualify.

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