On Saturday 10th August Aboyne Library held a family music workshop ran by Stella Markous and Joanna Nicholson. Joanna is a Scottish clarinettist who performs, broadcasts and records with many of the UK’s finest orchestras and ensembles. She is also a music and early years specialist for the Scottish Book Trust. Stella travelled a little further across the pond, coming all the way from USA. Stella is a soprano vocalist and Associate Professor of Music at University of Missouri – St Louis.
Families were welcomed to join in a music workshop which explored American, Greek and Scottish music. Participants were encouraged to bring their own music instruments and we heard violins, recorders, maracas and tambourines!
Participants were shown how to stretch their voices, how to sing traditional Americana and most importantly how to have fun as a family with music.