Summer Rehearsals 2015

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To all PYO Members and Tutors Education and Children’s Services Executive Director John Fyffe Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD Tel (01738) 477873 Contact Allan Young, Music Co-ordinator Direct Dial (01738) 47 7873 Date 20 April 2015 Dear PYO Member Thank you all for working so hard at music camp and for some very …

Defending Instrumental Music in 2015

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Earlier this term we became aware of spending cuts and proposals that struck at the heart of instrumental tuition and orchestral music in Perth and Kinross. Working together with the Young Musicians Parents Association, and on your behalf, we expressed our concern at the proposed cuts in funding to the Instrumental Music Service (IMS); …

Friends of PYO

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Perth Youth Orchestra committee agreed to offer FREE membership of the Friends of Perth Youth Orchestra, (for the coming year), to those orchestra players who have now left at the end of the 2013-2014 season. Clearly this is intended to sustain our links with these young musicians as they set off on their chosen …

Children Increase Learning Skills Through Music Lessons

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A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has found that music lessons are a proven method of improving not only a child’s learning abilities, but also their listening skills. The study was conducted over a decade by the Northwestern University of Chicago’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory. Basing the research primarily in neighbourhoods in Los Angeles and Chicago, …

Review of Perth Youth Orchestra’s Summer Concert

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THE latest hugely impressive performance by Perth Youth Orchestra under conductor Allan Young was their Summer Concert in Perth Concert Hall on Monday, the programme of which mirrored the varied repertoire of their recent well received tour of Germany. One can only imagine the hours of preparation which went into this concert, such was …