Children (Aged 7 — 11)
Pied Piper works regularly with children aged between 5-11 years, delivering activities for Ryedale's Primary Schools (see Schools page for more details) and through holiday projects in village halls and community spaces throughout Ryedale.
The main programme of activity we currently deliver for this age range explores different world music genres through a series of half term workshops called Musical Villages. These workshops provide Ryedale's children with access to musical instruments and sound worlds that they would normally be unlikely to experience in rural Ryedale.
In addition to our regular programme of activity, we can also provide one-off sessions or longer-term residency projects for out of school clubs, holiday programmes, children's centres and other agencies working with children outside school hours.
For more information about our activities for children, or to explore ways in which we can support your activities please contact us.
We are delighted to welcome Thabo & The Real Deal to deliver a series of creative music making workshops this half term. Featuring Pied Piper Regulars (Aron Kyne – Piano and Ali Mac – Percussion) alongside guitarist Emmanuel Allert and Zimbabwean vocalist Thabo Mkwananzi this group will work with participants to develop their own unique performance piece each day.
Unit Six are a dynamic percussion and piano duo whose intesity and communicative power have ensured their position at the forefront of contemporary music. A Unit Six workshop will introduce participants to a fascinating selection of instruments with origins spanning across the globe!
Led by Doncaster-based musician, Satnam Singh, participants were able to experience traditional styles of music and dance from the Punjab region of India. Participants learned the skills needed to perform the popular style of Bhangra Dance, as well as having hands on experience of performing specific rhythms and riffs associated with Punjabi drumming using djembes.