DanzSing Unlimited

October 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

A Musical Theatre and Dance School based in Exmouth. Students learn the basic performance techniques of singing, dancing and acting in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. DanzSing Unlimited is run by Tracey Hamilton, a qualified IDTA Dance teacher who has lived in Exmouth since 1998.

Website: http://danzsingunlimited.com
Contact: Tracey Hamilton
Telephone: 01395 267586 (mobile: 07932 711323)
Email: tracey@danzsingunlimited.com
Location: Exmouth

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Devon Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras (DYSCO)

October 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

The two orchestras provide an opportunity for young musicians from all over Devon to experience orchestral music. Bursaries are available for Torbay students and all students eligible for Free School Meals have their fees paid. Both orchestras rehearse on a roughly monthly basis and can attend a 3 day residential as part of the season. Both orchestras will perform in regular concerts throughout the year along with involvement in local and national events.

The Concert Orchestra is aimed approximately at Grade 4 standard upwards but, if less advanced players are keen and willing to have a go, this shouldn’t be a barrier. There is no audition as players are invited to try it for themselves. The repertoire includes film themes, light classics and any music with appeal to young orchestral players.

The Symphony Orchestra is for Grade 6 standard players upwards plays more demanding music including suitable movements from symphonies, orchestral suites and interesting works from a range of musical periods. Auditions may be necessary for some oversubscribed instruments but the aim is to make these as relaxed as possible.

Website: www.devonyouthorchestras.org.uk
Contact: Paul Painter (conductor)
Telephone: 01395 445755
Email: DYSCO@hotmail.co.uk
Location: Exeter

Holland, Chris

June 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Chris is a didgeridoo player, teacher, performer and storyteller. He offers lessons and group workshops in didgeridoo playing, bushcraft, environmental art, nature awareness and outdoor play for individuals, schools, festivals, parties, team-building, youth groups, community groups and occupational therapy. Story-telling workshops based on creation myths and fables from around the world are enhanced by an intriguing collection of musical instruments. Stories are chosen to encourage wonder and connection with the natural world as well as conversation and debate across a wide range of sustainability issues.

Chris has performed and played with many musicians, from Paul Robertson of the Medici String Quartet to Hawkwind, from an Aboriginal dance troop in Coffs Harbour to Baka Beyond in Cheltenham. He was a founding member of the festival band Jabberwocky and has made a solo album called Fundijeri.

Website: http://www.thedidgeridooman.co.uk and http://www.wholeland.org.uk
Contact: Chris Holland
Telephone: 07980 601830
Address: 15 Vieux Close, Otterton, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7JT
Email: chris@wholeland.org.uk
Location: Otterton

Exmouth Primary Orchestra

February 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

This is an opportunity for primary students from feeder schools of Exmouth Community College to make music together at the College. They rehearse once a week and perform an Autumn Concert at ECC. They also go on a mini-tour of primary schools before Easter each year.

Website: http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupHomepage.asp?GroupId=39141
Contact: Paul Stock
Email: paul.stock@exmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk
Location: Exmouth

Tiverton Concert Band

November 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Tiverton Concert Band formed in 2005 and has around 30 members ranging from secondary school children to those in their golden years. All players must be Grade three and above. New brass, wind and percussion players are always welcome.

Contact: Wendy Vigus
Telephone: 01398 341667
Email: tivertonconcertband@tiscali.co.uk
Location: Tiverton

Kagemusha Taiko

October 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Established at the end of 1998, we promote taiko drumming in the UK. Based in Exeter, we have three different performing groups who have played nationally and internationally in a wide range of locations, from street and village festivals to major venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and even the Milan Fashion Show.

Kagemusha Junior Taiko has been running in Exeter since 1999. More than a group, it’s a youth taiko programme with members age 10-18 coming from schools within a 20 mile radius of the city. Admission is by audition, usually starting in September. Older players have joined the adult Kagemusha Taiko Group.

Website: http://www.kagemusha.com
Contact: Kagemusha Taiko
Telephone: 01392 494486
Address: P.O.Box 128, Exeter, EX4 6YT
Email: info@taiko.org.uk
Location: Exeter

Kagemusha Taiko

October 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Our mission is to enrich people’s lives through the experience of taiko drumming.

We create and perform exciting, original repertoire, forging a new style of taiko here in England.

Through our extensive training programmes for young people and adults, we will give taiko a national presence, while enhancing understanding between cultures through international artistic collaboration.

We run public courses and workshops as well as education programmes in schools. We provide teacher training to enable people to start their own taiko groups. We have adult and award-winning youth taiko groups who have performed nationally and internationally, including venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, besides local theatres such as the Corn Exchange, the Barnfield and the Exeter Northcott.

Website: http://www.taiko.org.uk/
Contact: Kagemusha Taiko
Telephone: 01392 494486
Address: P.O.Box 128, Exeter, EX4 6YT
Email: info@taiko.org.uk
Location: Exeter

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