Bridport Arts Centre will be alive to the sound of music with two new courses scheduled to start this autumn.

From Monday 17 September, parents and toddlers up to the age of 5 are invited to Colourstrings – Music for Kindergarten Classes. In these music sessions, parents and children explore together the different musical concepts of rhythm, pitch and melody through play using movement and the senses. Activities include songs, rhymes, games, moving to music and playing tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments. Two sessions are available. From 10am to 10.45 for babies and toddlers of up to 18 months and from 11 to 11.45am for 18 months of age to pre school.

The classes are led by qualified Colourstrings teacher Rebecca Murphy and cost £4.50 per session. A maximum of 12 children (with a parent or carer) can attend each one. To book, please contact Rebecca on 01305 812 478.

Also starting on 17 September is a weekly course for 15 to 19 year olds  with an interest in lyrics and music led by Magic Drum’s Glyn Bush in association with music collective, B Sharp. Lyric Writing & Song Creation will help young songwriters to find their unique voice and vision both in writing original lyrics and setting them to music, with a fun and inspiring activities including:
How to write fearlessly
Group creative work
Building on ideas and generating effective song titles
Making your tunes fit

Glyn is a musician and songwriter with a wide range of experience in the music industry which includes producing albums for major labels, international touring and studio work. The course runs from 6.30 to 9pm in the BAC cafe and costs £5 per session. To book a place, please call the box office on 01308 424 204. A maximum of 12 places is available

Kate Wilson, the Learning Coordinator said ‘The learning programme offers creative opportunities for all ages. We hope the next generation of music makers will be inspired!.”

A full list of all the courses is available here.