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Junior Concert - Amey Theatre Sunday 19 June

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 14:44 -- matrixAdmin

The Junior Concert is for our Junior Music Course, Junior Fundamental Course and Junior Extension Course students. The rehearsal and concert will take place at the Amey Theatre, Abingdon School on Sunday 19 June and you will have had the rehearsal timings through via email already. Tickets will be available from the office after the half term.


We are singing 'Come and Play With Me' - if you can't find this at home, here it is on youtube:

Virtual Art Exhibition

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 13:42 -- matrixAdmin

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION by the children in our KS2 Visual Arts Course.
The end of the online summer term was marked by a virtual concert and now we have an art exhibition - at least one exhibit from each child.

View the gallery on facebook

Virtual Concert July 2020

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 00:00 -- matrixAdmin

We were delighted to continue supporting music education throughout lockdown. Here is a video of a few children's performances from the Yamaha Music School, starting with a 4-year old from book 1 of JMC, through to those who have graduated from the courses.



During this period we received many appreciative messages. Here are a few:

Matrix features in Music Teacher magazine! April 2019

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 10:27 -- matrixAdmin

We are proud to report that Yamaha's Junior Music Course features in this month's Music Teacher magazine!

The article focuses on the benefits of JMC - especially the creative aspects, and tells the story of two graduates of JMC, now composing and performing musicians. One of these is our very own Sarah Jenkins with teacher Lindsay MacKenzie.

The featured photo is the performers' curtain call at last year's National Young Composers' Concert, hosted by us at the Amey Theatre, Abingdon School - lots of Matrixers to spot!

Self-regulation: presentation by Alison Baker March 2019

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 09:46 -- matrixAdmin

Matrix teachers were treated to an introduction on 'Self-Regulation' by Alison Baker, practitioner and Matrix parent.
This approach is a growing phenomenon - notably with great success in Canadian schools - and dovetails perfectly with the Yamaha principles of developmentally appropriate music education. We hope that you will appreciate some subtle changes to benefit teachers, parents and students all!

Graphic: Self Reg for Parents.pdf


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