String Instrument Workshop Weekend!

Do you know a young person who’d like to play violin/viola & be part of a fun and friendly musical group?

Come and find out more about how to benefit from incredible musical education opportunities in the Stewartry! Improve confidence; improve focus; be part of a happy group; all at your own speed.

POP-IN TO POP-UP PERFORMANCES (Parton & Castle Douglas) by CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE Wkend 17/18 Feb!

Children, aged 4+ years can learn and play with The Galloway Violin Studio, directed by Cate Howard, US teacher in residence for the last two years.

During our String Instrument Workshop Weekend you can see examples of what your young person can get involved in.

Pop-in to the pop-up and see guest tutors and students in action!

Pop-in to The String Instrument Workshop at any of these times over the weekend – Enjoy free tea/coffee, cake and a chat with parents and young people already involved.

Saturday: Parton Village Hall, Parton, DG7 3NE

2.00 - 2:30pm - See young learners study and perform a Tone Poem

2.30-3.30pm – Watch young learners receive Orchestral Techniques tuition.

Sunday: Castle Douglas Primary School, Castle Douglas, DG7 1JA.

2.00 - 3.00pm – Developing from what they learned yesterday children will form string quartets and perform Mozart, Toucan Tango and a Rhythmic Rondo

For more information on the pop-in opportunity or Galloway Violin Studio please contact Cate Howard on 07900 076 745. Thanks to the Barfil Trust and Natural Power for their generous support.

Consultation on parental engagement in schools

Dumfries and Galloway education services are consulting parents on a new strategy for how best to engage parents in schools and the education of their children.

They are hosting various forums across the region this month including:

  • Wednesday 21 November - 6pm to 7.30pm at Annan Academy

  • Thursday 22 November - 3.30pm to 5pm at Dalry Academy

  • Monday 26 November - 3.30pm to 5pm at Kirkcudbright Academy

If you’d like to get involved go along, you can find more details and the draft strategy at: