New Term September 2022

Dear members of the Northallerton Music Centre

On behalf of our staff and myself, welcome back to the new academic year.  Although it starts with the sad passing of Her Majesty the Queen, we will continue as normal with our planned start on Saturday the 17th of September.  We do recognise and understand however, that some members and members’ families may be participating in acts of remembrance elsewhere.

On a more positive note, we are delighted this week to welcome Noga Ritter and Camilo Majura, visiting professional musicians that will lead the ‘Sounding Out’ – Thirsk project taking place over the October half term break.  This Saturday as taster sessions, they will give some of our members the opportunity to enjoy the invigorating styles and flavours of Latin American music. Think rhythm and fun!

Some of you may know that I have just recently taken over the reins as centre manager and as such I would just like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Garrie Harvey and I’ve been teaching for more years than I care to remember, mainly in Kent and the London Borough of Bexley.  Following a relatively recent move back to the north east, I currently share a class teaching role at Barnard Castle and work a couple of days a week for NYMS.  Originally, I studied Euphonium, Piano and Conducting at Leeds, but like a lot of musicians, I’m now more of a jack of all trades.  Although my journey in music education is a long one, I am proud to still be absolutely committed to improving access to making music for all.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns,  or any ideas that you think would benefit the centre and the development of our fabulous young musicians.

I am very much looking forward to meeting you all and making music.

Kind regards

Garrie Harvey

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