A MESSAGE FROM NOMAD BEAT!
Love music and want to do more than just listen?
If you love music and would like to play or sing, this Sunday (15 September) is the day to do something about it as the Peebles based music school, Nomad Beat will open its doors from 11am until 3pm for the annual Open Day.
Dr Ruth Kirby is the Service Manager and she knows from previous events, just how much enjoyment people have found by making their dream of playing or singing a reality.“On the day people can enjoy listening to live bands while tucking into our home baking and they can take part in a try out session with one of our tutors so whether its acoustic, electric or bass guitar, fiddle or violin, piano, drums, singing, five-string banjo, ukulele or mandolin, it’s worth coming along to have a go.
“Visitors will also see the premises and the studios that many bands hire for practice and on the day there’s the chance to sign up to the email list to join one of our groups or projects which include Celtic Beat, Banter Beat, Demon Drummers, Hand Drumming, Bluegrass, Minis, Not a Choir, Mind the Music! or Breaking Sound Barriers.“
We have so many students who started their musical journey at one of our Open Days and absolutely love what they do.“If you’re looking to start an instrument or to take one up again, this Sunday could be the start of something very special,” said Ruth.
Time slots for particular instruments will be posted on the Nomad Beat website or you can contact the office on 01721 722472 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Music School is based at 10-11 Cherry Court, Cavalry Park, Peebles EH45 9BU.
For further information contact Ruth Kirby on 01721 722472 or by email at email@example.com or Doreen Graham on 0759000 9953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomad Beat – Music can touch and change the lives of people and this was just one aspect of the vision of the late Alison Cameron, whose passion led to the creation of the charity Nomad Beat.
The music school opened in 2010 and early in 2015, Alison had just received the school’s first significant grant when she died very suddenly. Since then, many people have worked and volunteered to keep Alison’s dream alive and the music school has provided music tuition to hundreds of people in Tweeddale.
Nomad Beat strives to offer accessible music making and tuition to everyone who wants it and to benefit members of our local community, especially those directly affected by poverty, ill-health and social isolation.
We provide music tuition to people of all ages and abilities across a variety of instruments. We also run regular music groups, hire out instruments and equipment and provide rehearsal space for local bands and musicians.
Our ambition is simple. Nomad Beat strives to offer accessible music making and tuition to everyone who wants it and to benefit members of our local community, especially those directly affected by poverty, ill-health and social isolation.Our pupils and tutors have also enjoyed performing at many community events such as the Peebles Creative Festival, Tweedlove and the Innerleithen Music Festival. We also hold our own Showcase Concerts with over seventy students taking to the stage to entertain parents, friends and supporters.
Nomad Beat Music School is at 10-11 Cherry Court, Cavalry Park, Peebles EH45 9BU. You can find us on the back road (B7062) going from Peebles towards Cardrona. Turn into Cavalry Park and turn right at the T junction ahead of you, take the first left into Cherry Court, Nomad Beat is in the top left hand corner of the courtyard (look for the bright red doors).