Ark Academy students given exciting opportunity to learn an endangered instrument!

Ark Academy students have been given an amazing opportunity to learn an endangered musical instrument.

30 students were given a masterclass at the school by Miss Sharp (head of Music) who plays the oboe, and professional bassoonist Linton Stephens, where they played a duet of Fur Elise to demonstrate what a unique sound they have, and how they sound together. They then talked about the instrument, why they chose it and the benefits of learning a double reed instrument. They discussed the role that the instrument plays in the orchestra, the range of notes and the type of parts thy normally get to play.

Interested students then had to apply for the place by submitting a written piece detailing why they want to learn an instrument, as it takes dedication and commitment to do so. The chosen students will receive an instrument, free tuition and a place in Ark’s Fusion orchestra, where they will get to play at the Barbican at the end of June.

We look forward to receiving the applications and seeing these students get involved with making music!