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Ready, Steady, Play – the Importance of Early Years Training.,
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Caroline Lumsden

Ready, Steady, Play – the Importance of Early Years Training.

Demonstration – Sunday 26th September – 12:15-13:00 (CEST)

Caroline Lumsden

BIOGRAPHY

Caroline, nee Hewitt-Jones trained as a violinist and singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, then as a class teacher. She married Alan Lumsden in 1973 and taught for 10 years in London, (whilst having 4 children) devising new ways to teach through empowerment and creativity.
In 1981 Caroline founded a music school, Beauchamp Music Group. The success of this led Caroline and Alan to form the Musicland Publishing Company, Beauchamp House International Courses (1984) and the Gloucester Academy of Music and Performing Arts (1991). During the 1990s Caroline ran annual JESTA camps, bringing together ESTA teachers and their students from 12 European countries, forging connections and friendships for life. In 2004 Caroline taught at the Junior Department of the GSMD and in 2006 was invited to create and direct the String Time Programme at Junior Trinity. Caroline continues to teach and write.
She has many publications to her name published by Edition Peters, Faber Music and Musicland Publications.

Ready, Steady, Play – the Importance of Early Years Training.

‘Add early years musicianship classes, before and alongside your instrumental lessons….. and reap the benefits!’

Caroline will take you through pre–instrumental games, action songs and rhythm training before introducing the new, 2021, ViolinSchool/Musicland Course Books. She will demonstrate that by using rhythm, pitch and note recognition games, very young children can subconsciously read music, often before they can read books. Through the new Course Books, she will show how learners:
• acquire a good technique through games;
• read rhythms easily;
• pitch before playing;
• are able to sight-read and play duets;
• understand theory through composition;
• meet a variety of music.
Caroline’s Musicland Approach, developed over 50 years, has already produced thousands of students, many of whom are now professional players and teachers, teaching around the world. Together with her nephew, Simon Hewitt Jones, Caroline has brought a fresh holistic approach to group and individual string teaching.