At Sussex Music School, we believe that all children have a right to a good quality Music Education.
Sussex Music School can provide one-off workshops or a series of workshops for Primary and Secondary schools on the following topics:
Percussion including Samba and STOMP-style Body Percussion
Singing, songwriting and history topics (primary only)
Aneesa is passionate about the voice and works as a professional singer and Musical Director of several choirs. She trained as a Barrister and undertook vocal training with some of the UK’s best Jazz artists. Aneesa strongly promotes vocal development for individuals and believes that everyone can use their voice to create a great sound with the right encouragement and environment. In particular she enjoys working with teenagers and adults and delivering singing workshops to primary school children.
She currently works with singers, actors and employees of corporate organisations to help people to develop their public speaking and singing voices and runs singing workshops both in the UK and abroad at festivals. She has also delivered singing Enrichment days for school clusters in the East Sussex area as well as in Kensington & Chelsea & Westminster.
As a performer aneesa sings at prestigious venues on the uk jazz scene with some of the most regarded players on the scene. She performs regularly at the National Theatre music pitch and at jazz and world music festivals including the Isle of white International Jazz Divals festival, Ealing Jazz Festival, Birmingham International Jazz Divas Festival, the Rhythm of the earth world music festival, Bangkok and has given sell out performances at london’s jazz venues, including Jazz on the park jazz club. She also works with some of Slovenia & Croatia’s top musicians in her band ‘BLISS ART and some of London’s finest Jazz musicians’.
Eva (BA (hons), Dip.ABRSM) is an experienced singer and singing teacher. Uniquely, she has performed and recorded contemporary repertoire with a range of original bands / projects, as well as working as a classical soprano and consequently can instruct students in a wide range of styles and vocal techniques.
Eva currently works with her band ‘Das Fenster’ (managed by Redemption Management and signed to Dharma Records) and records with various projects as a backing vocalist. As a soprano she recently performed at the 2014 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards for the Lea Graham Entertainment Agency, sang for the project ‘Futebol’, choreographed by Sunandra Biswas and had recordings published by Boost Music.
She has performed at venues and festivals such as the Bloomsbury Theatre / London, The Brighton Dome, Concorde II, The Unitarian Church / Brighton, Larmer Tree Festival, The Secret Garden Party Festival and Meadowlands Festival.
In addition to working as a singer she has taught singing privately and for both the East Sussex Music Service and Brighton and Hove Music and Arts. Her students range from beginners to signed recording artists and she has worked one to one, in small groups and with choirs. She even conducted a 1200 strong children’s choir at the Brighton Centre for three consecutive years.
Eva has a good track record of helping students prepare for grade examinations with ABRSM, Trinity, Trinity Rock/Pop and RockSchool and a number of former students have gone on to further study or to work in the live and studio environments.
I have been playing guitar, singing and composing songs since my teens. Music has always gone on alongside my career as a visual artist, author, storyteller and teacher. I’ve performed in bands, duos and solo extensively in pubs and folk clubs. To hear my music please go to http://edboxallmusic.com/
In recent years my music has become an essential part of my professional creative work. This began with writing and performing songs with learning disabled adults with ‘Active Arts’. It has now become integral to my storytelling performance and I have run successful songwriting projects with children.
I write and perform interactive songs for pre-school and infant children. This has been a very well received aspect of my ‘Tales For Toddlers’ sessions at The De La Warr Pavilion, The Jerwood Gallery and on visits to schools.
I run a ‘songwriting choir’ at West Rise Junior School in which children write and perform their songs together. Young singers and instrumentalists develop playful improvisational skills that complement their structured learning. It’s an environment for children to express themselves and enjoy playful non directive learning.
History topics (primary only)
I am a passionate, dedicated flute musician and teacher. I have over 20 years’ experiences in teaching flute and recorder individually in groups and ensembles. I have been teaching in UK since 2008, running workshops, soundmakers, individual and group lessons.
I use a creative, flexible and lively approach to teaching and believe that a positive teaching process full of playfulness, encouragement and inspiration are essential to love the music that you make.
I can help you with performance skills, motivation, improvisation and music theory.
I bring my own experience as a classical music solo performer (competitions, concerts, theatre plays), classical chamber music and orchestra performer as well as a member of the Bliss Art band.
I have experience with working with pupils with learning disabilities such as Asperger’s syndrome and Dyslexia. I adapt my teaching approach accordingly for students with specific needs, taking into account such things as understanding the way their brain works and the individual’s characteristics. My experience as a Gestalt therapist enriches the different approach to teaching. I create a safe space where they can reach their potential.
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the field locally are accredited to SMS. Valuing our teachers is paramount as this will translate into the best musical experiences for our students.
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