music groups take children playing any instrument - string, woodwind, brass,
piano, guitar, harp etc. - whether they have
learned it at EYM or elsewhere. In a chamber music group, each child
will play their own individual part, and should therefore have developed a
level of security in their playing, particularly rhythmic security, which
will enable them to play their part with confidence. Children of similar ages and stages are
put into groups of between 3 and 6 players of varying instruments. A
child's instrumental teacher should be able to advise when an individual child is ready
to participate in chamber music.
Chamber music groups
are open to children in P5 and above; there is no upper age limit,
although currently the oldest pupils are 16.
Classes are coached
by Cindy Holden, Andrew
Carvel or Gill Simpson.