Groups News...Spring 2018


New Free Recorder Resource - videos on how to play recorder - first notes.
Available free on SaMM website -

These videos support the teaching in 'Sing and Play' a foundation skills in music group for 5-7 year olds at SaMM Totnes - the wonderful Saturday morning music school in Totnes. They are free to all.

New Early Years Music Group starting in Ashburton - Storytime Music - for under 5's ( and over 2's) 

Foundation skills in music taught through songs, movement puppetry and creative music making. Lots of musical instruments and elements of Musikgarten included in the sessions.

Ashburton Arts Centre

Wednesdays 2.15pm - 3pm

Session fee per half term - £5 per session - siblings £3

New children welcome to try a session - cost £6

The Merrymakers - the childrens medieval music group ( recorder based) will be rehearsing again in preparation for various events including the annual medieval festival in Ashburton - the Bread and Ale festival. If anyone is interested in joining this group please contact me. Children age 8 plus.

Just before Xmas the newly named - Merrymoor Consort - the community medieval group  - performed 'Mary of the Moor' at Ashburton Arts Centre as a fundraiser.

It was a poetic and musical telling of a medieval tale from Bovey Tracy - a touching tale of a child being healed. It was set in beautiful medieval music played by the consort with poems by Dartmoor poet - Rachel Burch.

Audience feedback was really lovely and we hope to perform it again next Xmas.

Watch this space for more community activity - including an invitation to play at the Bread Weighing and Ale Tasting medieval day this year again with the Merrymakers - the children's medieval group.

Current Adult Groups:

Adult Groups:

Recorder Consort - once a month

The recorder consort plays some beautiful classic recorder repertoire as well as some interesting pices from other genres.An intermediate group with a focus to work on pieces and develop a superb sound as a group.

Medieval Ensemble - once a month

The medieval ensemble continues to be a delight - especially with the addition of a cellos. Mostly for flutes and recorders - playing early medieval music. The emphasis of this group is on having a really enjoyable time playing beautiful but easy music. All welcome - easy level.

Childrens Groups: 

So far - the groups have been arranged on a project basis - so rather than a weekly commitment - rehearsals have been arranged depending on the project. 

In the groups - with simple arrangements - kids play the larger and very beautiful recorders easily. 

For those who thought recorders were just little shrill sounding instruments - have a listen to these clips:


....and this children's recorder group...

Contact - 01364 652939