School Workshops

Violin Workshops For Schools

“I would like to thank you both so very much for such a wonderful day. The whole school had a great time with you both” Our Lady and St. Patrick’s School, Teignmouth.

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Paddy’s Whiskers offer workshops in Scottish and Irish Music and “First Go Violin” for schools throughout the Highlands

Our traditional music workshops provide a stimulating inter-active experience for children – who will get a chance to try different traditional instruments (violin, banjo, mandolin etc.) as well as learn some dances and rhythm games based on traditional Scottish jigs and reels.

We have more than a dozen smaller violins (fiddles) that we can bring to schools for children to play. Our “First Go” workshops quickly get groups of children holding and playing violins, with simple rhythmic tunes that any age can learn and enjoy – to get a first taste of fiddling!

Violin Workshops For Schools
Violin Workshops For Schools

We also have a large bell tent that we can bring to provide a beautiful outdoor covered space for our workshops – great for open days and events – or for when more space is needed.

We always play plenty of music live, and talk about the joy of learning to play an instrument!

The Whiskers have experience of running workshops for children at all key stages, and we are happy to discuss curriculum needs with teaching staff before we arrive at the school.

To discuss booking Paddy’s Whiskers to run Irish Music or “First Go Violin” workshops at your school ring Andrew or Jules on 07514064558 or email us.