The Sound of Music, by Simon Markland of Thame Music Acedemy

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Welcome to our August music page. Here you will find information on how to find the best musical instrument tuition in the area and what musical activities and workshops are taking place at this time.

Thame has a variety of fantastic opportunities for budding musicians who wish to join together with other like-minded people. From bands to choirs to bell ringing! We also host a huge variety of annual musical event’s, these will all be back to provide a wonderful calendar of live music in 2021!

Thame Music Academy 

Currently the TMA ‘physical’ premises are temporarily closed due to the current government guidelines, however their ‘VIRTUAL’ lessons are now well up and running and many of their fantastic students are currently taking advantage of continuing their regular lessons from home until it is safe for the academy to re-open it’s doors!

An update to share with you now is that TMA is currently sending out a survey to all of its valued students in order to gauge when is the best time for them to re-open their fantastic teaching facility. The academy prides itself on ensuring that everyone,

whether that be the tutors, students, parents or guardians, is involved in the decision and when a firm date is set to re-open this will be updated via social media and the TMA website. There will also be detailed information regarding the steps and measures the academy will be taking in order to ensure maximum safety and cleanliness is upheld at all times in accordance with current government guidelines. Keep your eyes out for updates coming soon!

Though TMA are very much looking forward to getting back to face to face lessons they shall of course follow official advice and wait until the time is right to do so. This will not be too far in the future but please bear with them for now!

In the meantime, the academy are now offering online live lessons in a large variety of instruments to anyone who wishes to learn a new instrument or brush up on their existing skills! This is a fantastic opportunity to learn something new and perhaps start a new hobby you have been thinking about for some time.

As always, TMA have very competitive rates and they can also offer an
initial trial lesson to you so

you have the opportunity to meet your tutor, discuss the learning in more depth and get a feel for the lessons before then continuing to regular sessions.

For further information about all of the above please contact TMA via the details at the end of this article.

Tots Disco
Does your little one love to dance? Do you miss the Friday nights that feel like a lifetime ago where you danced the night away? Remember how great it felt and full of laughter to have a good boogie with your buddies?

If you love dancing with your children – having a wiggle in the kitchen with them when a good song comes on the radio then Tots Disco have the class for you. The weekly sessions from Tots Disco will have fantastic feel good music and a magical experience with lights, bubbles and some great props to add to the fun factor! They only ask that you leave your self-conscious by the door and just come in and enjoy some quality fun time with your little ones.

Tots Disco is currently providing fantastic online sessions via their YouTube channel (Search Tot’s Disco) and they can also arrange and deliver wonderful online live birthday parties for children up to 8 years old!

For further information search Facebook for ‘Tot’s Disco’
Tel: 07788 296014
E-mail: totsdisco@icloud.com 

Do you miss live music? 

Unfortunately at the current time there can be no live music events taking place within venues. However it doesn’t mean you have to miss out entirely. 

‘Open Micsolate’
Back at the beginning of Lockdown with us all being forced to socially distance ourselves from each other, a group of open mic fanatics wondered if any friends or friends several times removed might like to post a video of them having a bash at a song/ performance open mic style! Any style, any standard! They set up a Facbook Group called ‘Open Micsolate’ for such performers and since March it has grown to almost 6500 members with people from around the world sharing their musical talents. It has also given a chance for people to collaborate online and create some truly stunning music together!

So if you’d like to get involved, join the group, be brave and get posting! Feel free to invite anyone you think may enjoy or contribute. Kind comments only, if you hear anything you don’t like, skip on! All copyrights belong to original artists.

The first Thursday Music Club – is providing fantastic online live sets from some of the countries best musicians, whether local or from further afield! This totally free service can be found via the FTMC Facebook page where regular virtual events are added.

This feature is brought to you by Simon Markland of  Thame Music Academy:
Tel: 07743 032292    | Email: info@thamemusicacademy.com | Web page: www.thamemusicacademy.com 

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