A date for your diaries...

If you are considering learning an instrument, why not come along to our taster sessions on Tuesday 27th June?  These are open to anyone in the community. The times are as follows:

Fun music session (P1 onwards) with Sarah Smith from 3:15 to 3:45

Fun music session (pre-school) with Monica Neeling from 3:45 to 4:15

Guitar with Ben Hesling from 3:15 to 3:45

Drums with Marc Rollins from 3:45 to 4:15

Keyboard with Monica Neeling from 4:15 to 4:45 (for the younger learners)

Violin with Sarah Smith from 4:45 to 5:15

And we also have a keyboard session with Jamie Mackenzie from 6:15 to 6:45. This last session is more suited to adults.

All taster sessions will be free to attend. If you are interested, please contact us by email so we have an idea of numbers: strathnairnmusicinitiative@gmail.com.


Group Instrumental and Fun Music Sessions

Instrumental Group Learning.  These sessions are held on Tuesdays. They provide an opportunity for community members to learn instruments in a more formal setting.  We have invited four musicians who teach a range of instruments to provide teaching to groups.  The group learning sessions (for ‘P1’ age group and over) will focus on group learning for piano/keyboard, guitar/ukulele, fiddle, drums. Fun music sessions are also scheduled for the younger participants including the ‘under P1’ age group.


These sessions will be 30 minutes in duration and delivered during the school academic year, during term-time, weekly, from 1500 to 1900, at Farr Primary School (We want to stress that although the venue is at a school it is absolutely open to all residents not just those who attend Farr primary).


Members of the initiative will be asked to contribute towards the cost of bringing in experienced musicians for the open and group music sessions.  We will be asking members to contribute the following towards the running costs:


Kodaly group sessions: £3 per week

One instrument group session: £3 per week

Kodaly with one instrument group sessions: £7 per week

Two instrument group sessions : £8 per week


Fees will be collected at the start of each term for the full term. The next block of sessions will start on Tuesday 25th April.

If you have not previously registered an interest with a member of the initiative, please do so by filling form B below or available on request by contacting us on strathnairnmusicinitiative@gmail.com, or calling Fran on 07989421821 or Marielle on 01808 521428.

SMI Registration Form B

Some photos from the first sessions:


Fiddle with Sarah                                      Guitar with Ben



Keyboard with Monica                               Keyboard with Valerie



Kodaly for P1+                                         Kodaly for preschoolers



Drumming with Marc                                What's a fiddle bow?


Feedback received:

In December we asked for feedback from participants on the group learning sessions.  You can view the comments we received here.  Most of the improvement suggestions we have managed to address, but, unfortunately, some we have no control over.