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Sunday Early Years Programme

Weekly Classes for Children

Introduction

Join us on Sundays for a new programme of creative drama and music made for even the youngest learners.

For children aged 1 – 2 years, and their parents, these art forms are combined into one holistic class which introduces song, rhythm, movement and stories in a fun and nurturing environment.

For children aged 3 – 7, the classes are scheduled to allow students the option to take part in one, two or three activities throughout the day. For music students age 5+ there is the additional option to select a one-to-one instrumental class with our experienced music teachers.

Please see below for the range of classes we offer and information on how to book.

Special Offer: If you book more than one like for like class at the same time you can activate a 10% discount. Please use the following code at the payment stage when booking your classes: EY SUNDAY. (Please note 1 to 1 lessons are optional extra on top of our classes, more information on our Promotions can be found here)

Early Years Performing Arts For ages 1 – 2 / £245 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 11.30am – 12.15pm – Please email earlyyears@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

Early Years Drama For ages 3 – 4 / £245 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 10.30am – 11.15am – Please click here to book.

Early Years Music For ages 3 – 4 / £245 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 12.30pm – 1.15pm – Please email earlyyears@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

Drama For ages 5 – 7 / £400 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 11.30am – 1pm – Please email lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

Music For age 5 / £280 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 10.30am – 11.15am
Sundays, 1.45pm – 2.30pm – Please email earlyyears@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

Music For ages 6 – 7 / £280 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 2.45pm – 3.30pm – Please email earlyyears@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

One-to-one Music Tuition
£740

Students age 5+ taking part in the above music classes can also book 30-minute one-to-one instrumental tuition sessions in violin, cello, double bass or piano. This option is available to select when booking the main class. Please email earlyyears@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

Looking for classes on Saturdays?

Early Years Drama for ages 3-4 / £245 (yearly fee)
Saturdays 10am – 10.45am

 

 

Introduction

Join us on Sundays for a new programme of creative drama and music made for even the youngest learners.

For children aged 1 – 2 years, and their parents, these art forms are combined into one holistic class which introduces song, rhythm, movement and stories in a fun and nurturing environment.

For children aged 3 – 7, the classes are scheduled to allow students the option to take part in one, two or three activities throughout the day. For music students age 5+ there is the additional option to select a one-to-one instrumental class with our experienced music teachers.

Please see below for the range of classes we offer and information on how to book.

Special Offer: If you book more than one like for like class at the same time you can activate a 10% discount. Please use the following code at the payment stage when booking your classes: EY SUNDAY. (Please note 1 to 1 lessons are optional extra on top of our classes, more information on our Promotions can be found here)

Early Years Performing Arts For ages 1 – 2 / £245 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 11.30am – 12.15pm – Please email earlyyears@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

Early Years Drama For ages 3 – 4 / £245 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 10.30am – 11.15am – Please click here to book.

Early Years Music For ages 3 – 4 / £245 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 12.30pm – 1.15pm – Please email earlyyears@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

Drama For ages 5 – 7 / £400 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 11.30am – 1pm – Please email lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

Music For age 5 / £280 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 10.30am – 11.15am
Sundays, 1.45pm – 2.30pm – Please email earlyyears@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

Music For ages 6 – 7 / £280 (yearly fee)
Sundays, 2.45pm – 3.30pm – Please email earlyyears@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

One-to-one Music Tuition
£740

Students age 5+ taking part in the above music classes can also book 30-minute one-to-one instrumental tuition sessions in violin, cello, double bass or piano. This option is available to select when booking the main class. Please email earlyyears@rcs.ac.uk to enquire about availability.

Looking for classes on Saturdays?

Early Years Drama for ages 3-4 / £245 (yearly fee)
Saturdays 10am – 10.45am

 

 

Financial support

Teaching staff

Aileen Sweeney

Aileen recently graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with First Class Honours in Classical Accordion and Composition. In her first year, Aileen was awarded the Tony and Tania Webster Prize for Rare Russian Music and in third year was awarded the Dunbar-Gerber Prize for Chamber Music. Most recently, she was a finalist in The Edinburgh Festival Concerto Competition.

Aileen works regularly as an educator teaching in Lomond School Helensburgh, East Dunbartonshire’s Children’s Choir, The Diane Mitchell School, Hillhead and Hyndland Primary and as part of the Creative Learning Team at The Theatre Royal Glasgow.

 

Alina Horvath
Alina Horvath

Hungarian pianist, Alina Horváth studied piano with Jonathan Plowright and Petras Geniusas, and harpsichord with Jan Waterfield at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she gained a First Class BMus degree with Honours and graduated the MMus course in 2017.

She is the winner of the ‘Music without borders’ International Contemporary Music Competition and Audience Award (2009), 2nd Prize at the Hungarian National High School Competition of Chamber Music in Hungary. She got Highly Commended at the Ian D Watt Prize (2011), Tony and Tania Webster Prize (2012), Peter Lindsay Miller Prize for Piano Duo (2012), Concerto Competition (2014) and won the Governors’ Recital Prize for Chamber Music (2015) with the Zengő Piano Trio which also has been awarded the Mary D Adams Prize for Chamber Music. In 2013, she participated and played orchestral piano in the Britten 100 Celebration Project with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Alina performed as a soloist with the RCS Wind Orchestra in the Scottish Concert Band Festival in 2014. In the same year she got a great opportunity to perform Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos as a soloist in front of the RCS Symphony Orchestra and was awarded with the Philip Halstead Prize for Piano.

As a member of the RCS Baroque Ensemble she played continuo in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in March, 2015. She has performed in various concert halls and music festivals such as Budapest Spring Festival (2007), RCS Piano and Plug Festivals (2012-17), Glasgow Piano Festival at the Royal Concert Hall, Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Westbourne Music at The Merchants House in Glasgow (2015), the Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh (2016) and the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh (2017). She got onto the Live Music Now Scotland young artist scheme with her duo partner, Jessica Eccleston (Aleatoric Junction), giving concerts and workshops around the UK. Her love of music is not only dedicated to performances, but she is also an enthusiastic teacher and the accompanist at the National Youth Choir of Scotland, East Dunbartonshire Boys Area Choir.

 

Dániel Máté Mészöly Daniel Meszoly

Dániel Máté Mészöly started playing the violin in Hungary before moving to Scotland in 2010 to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree and later a Master’s Degree studying with Chris George. This was possible with scholarships from the RCS Trust and the Help Musicians UK Parikian Award.

As a freelance musician Dániel enjoys a varied career where as a soloist he performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto accompanied by the RSNO and the Korngold Violin Concerto with the Glasgow Orchestral Society, as a chamber musician he is the violinist of the Broadwood Piano Trio, the viola player in the Sinopia Quartet and the leader of the Broen Ensemble, and as an orchestral musician he’s performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Concerto Caledonia and Ludus Baroque.

Playing the modern and baroque violin and viola gave him the opportunity to play at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Abbey Road Studios, Usher Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and festivals like the BBC Prom, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Cottier Chamber Project, Glasgow Cathedral Festival and Brecon Baroque Festival.

 

Jennifer WattJennifer Watt

Jennifer will be working as a Workshop Assistant for Early Years and is super excited to develop her skills working with very young people.

She is currently studying at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for her Masters of Education and has been working with Fife College and Glasgow Clyde College as a freelance Tutor for the last two years. She is very passionate about developing skills in confidence and teamwork with students and is very honoured to be working with the RCS Early Years team this year.

Since teaching is very important to Dániel he keeps a great balance between his performances and teaching at the RCS Junior Conservatoire, RCS Musicworks and the National Youth Choir of Scotland. In his spare time he enjoys photography, programming and golf.

 

Lina Tsaklagkanou

Lina has extensive experience of more than 15 years teaching music and violin/viola in various schools and educational settings both in New York and in Athens. During these years she has been an active performer in professional orchestras, music ensembles and theatrical plays. With the support of tuition scholarships and awards granted for excellent academic achievement, she earned a Bachelors in Music Performance – viola (City University of New York) and a Masters of Arts in Music and Music Education (Teachers College, Columbia University). She has had training and teaching practice with methods such as Orff and Dalcroze, and she is a fully certified Suzuki violin teacher, as well as a founding member of the Greek Suzuki Association. As of lately, she has been conducting research for the National Orchestra for All (www.orchestrasforall.org) as part of a PhD research degree. She is especially interested in the role of orchestral music programmes in supporting the personal and social development of its participants and the impact in the wider community. Lina moved to Scotland in 2010 to be the Suzuki teacher of a lovely rural community and has taught at Big Noise, Raploch. She now resides in Edinburgh and enjoys her teaching position at Clifton Hall School as well as her work at the Early Years department of RCS.

Term dates and tuition fees

Term 1: Sun 3 Sep – Sun 17 Dec 2017 (excluding 22 Oct)
Term 2: Sun 14 Jan – Sun 25 March 2018 (excluding 11 Feb)
Term 3: Sun 22 April – Sun 10 Jun 2018 (excluding 27 May)

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers from 25% off the overall tuition cost for current undergraduate/postgraduate students and staff, to 10% off when two summer schools are booked at the same time.

View a full list of promotional offers here. Contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to request your code prior to booking a course.