education & outreach

Education & Outreach Programmes

Our ensemble provide a variety of educational performances and workshops in schools by combining storytelling within performances to introduce the instruments of the woodwind family. They adapt and tailor their workshops to suit all age groups, providing an engaging and stimulating introduction to the fundamentals of music theory and performance.

Scientific reserach has shown that music helps children with developing social and academic skills, including refining their discipline and patience.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen is our festive interactive performance which takes children on a journey to the evil Snow Queens castle. Along the way they meet characters and their instruments and learn all about the woodwind family of instruments and how they work.

Children also learn basic skills of conducting and have the opportunity to conduct the ensemble at the Snow Queen's castle.

The performance is a perfect opportunity for junior schools to encourage younger students to engage with music and to take up instrumental lessons at schools.

Haslemere Herald Review - Chamber group's wind in their sails

“HHH chairman Pauline Lamb told The Herald: “Grayswood Primary School had an exciting treat when the Waldegrave Wind Quintet performed a concert for the whole school.

The quintet comprises flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and French horn, and the players first explained each instrument, their differences and characteristics, with and without reeds. They then played a lively piece by Ibert which was followed by a dramatisation, using instruments and voice, of Peter and the Wolf, wearing appropriate masks.

The children were totally absorbed in the instruments and the story. After the concert the quintet gave a workshop for Kingfisher class where the children learnt about and practised different musical rhythms, using voices and clapping.”

Beatrice Phillpotts
Haslemere Herald - 30th March 2017