Music course hits the right notes

PUBLISHED: 12:46 03 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:45 31 May 2010

Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

YOUNGSTERS in Saffron Walden formed their very own orchestra on a Fun Summer Music Course at the Methodist Church this week. Freelance music teachers Anne Gehammar and Janet McCallum taught 35 six to 12-year-olds how to play instruments including the flut

YOUNGSTERS in Saffron Walden formed their very own orchestra on a Fun Summer Music Course at the Methodist Church this week.

Freelance music teachers Anne Gehammar and Janet McCallum taught 35 six to 12-year-olds how to play instruments including the flute, violin and drums.

All the youngsters are due to perform in front of their parents tomorrow (Friday) at the Methodist Church.

Mrs Gehammar said: "Children of all musical abilities have come along and enjoyed themselves.

"Music is great fun, a good way to make new friends and hopefully some of the children will continue to learn how to play their favourite instrument after this week."

The course is run every year with a design interlude where children take part in arts and craft. This year's theme was gardening.

A percentage of the money made from the week will help fund the cost of buying new instruments for next year's course.

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