Hello, I’m Luke Atkinson and I’m a music teacher with Nottingham Music Service. I’m looking forward to teaching in your school this year! My main instrument is the tuba, and I will be teaching you trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba and euphonium.
I’ll also be supporting you at Area Band, and I’m always excited to see the way the children progress from first entering area band to then seeing them perform in the concerts throughout the year and how much they have improved due to Area Band. I’ll be supporting other NMS ensembles too and I am looking forward to seeing the Inter Connect Orchestra improve week in week out on a Saturday morning.
There are lots of exciting NMS events to look forward to this year. I particularly love the Great Orchestra Experiment, but I am looking forward to all of them as they give children such a great opportunity to perform what they have learnt in school.
The advice I would give to a young person learning an instrument with NMS would be, “Enjoy the opportunities that Nottingham Music Service give you as it is a great way to improve lots of different skills. Also have fun! Playing an instrument is a brilliant thing to be able to do.”
Hello! My name is Faye Oakland, and you can call me Faye! I’m a music teacher with Nottingham Music Service, and I’m looking forward to teaching in your school this year! The main instrument I play is tenor horn, but I can also play some piano and percussion. This year I’ll be teaching brass in your school – trumpet, trombone and baritone.
I’m really looking forward to Area Band and getting to see all the different schools and staff! I’m really excited to see how are ensemble groups all progress over the next year and to see the progression of the students of all abilities.
The advice I would give to anyone learning an instrument with NMS would be, “Get involved, don't give up and enjoy meeting new, like-minded friends!”