Music to learn by…

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The educational concerts organised by the EMMA, the Adeje School of Music and Dance, as well as introducing the borough’s young people to the facilities at the school, enrich the educative programmes in Adeje’s public education centres.

The EMMA, with councillor Carmen Rosa González Cabrera at its head, along with the department of education, managed by councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, has been designing educative concerts for four years now, and this year more than 600 students attended over various sessions.

“The primary objective is to bring music closer to the borough’s student body and at the same time allow them see first hand the resources we have on offer at the Adeje School of Music and Dance. Furthermore, the Council is always looking for ways to engage with the borough’s education centres to help enhance training and education programmes, incorporating music as a learning tool”, said councillor Carmen Rosa.
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The series of mini-concerts saw the EMMA teaching staff demonstrating the historical evolution of each instrument and the many ways it can be played, be it wood, brass, string or the human voice. Demonstrations were given in singing, dance, guitar, saxaphone, violin, cello, tuba, clarinet, trombone, piano and drums. Thsoe attending were encouraged to ask questions and see the part each instrument or dance played in the performance.

Councillor Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, added, “these concerts will continue throughout the following academic year (2016-2017) as the Council are committed to bringing music to everyone, as we have seen the valuable work our school is doing in helping promote our talented young people in their artistic endeavours.”

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Musical Chairs!

The Adeje School of Music and Dance, EMMA, under councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera along with the local department of Education, led by councillor Andrés Pérez Ramos, recently hosted the second in a series of learning concerts for young listeners with audiences from infant and primary classes from the borough and outside.

The main objective of the initiative is to bring music to the students of Adeje and South Tenerife and also introduce them to the fantastic resources available at the school of music. The concerts also hope to enhance the educational programmes of the schools taking part and encourage the use of music as a learning tool. .

Adolfo Alonso said, “this was a remarkable success. The students enjoyed themselves and had a lot of questions about the musical instruments that were used in the concert. What we want from this project is that young people begin to enjoy music in a different way”.

For this second event, given the number of students taking part, the day was held in two centres, the Adeje Cultural Centre and the School of Music itself, with students from Tijoco, Armeñime, Las Torres, Fañabé, Adeje schools and students from Luther King. The programme included a mini-concert with teachers from EMMA explaining the history and possible musical uses of each instrument, the wind, string, brass and metal families, etc.

The modern music section included keyboards, bass guitar, drums. sax and voice, was enjoyed by the children in primary school, while those in infants classes enjoyed an carnival of the animals, with a circus theme, each instrument playing a different animal.

Adeje Is Dancing To EMMA’s Tune


adeje live musicThe Adeje School of Music and Dance, or in Spanish La Escuela Municipal de Música y Danza de Adeje, EMMA, is undertaking a series of concerts in different cultural spaces in the borough throughout March under the title Adeje Live Music. According to councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera the initiative “ is designed to liven up the borough, offer the local public a series a concerts and at the same time give them the opportunity to get to know the quality of the work of the students and professors of the school and of the Municipal Band”.

The first concert will be in the Adeje Convent de San Fransisco on Friday March 7th at 8.30pm with the youth metal group from EMMA remembering “The Wonder Years”. On the play list are songs from Nowak, Blair, Sweeney, Mike Atory, Tito Puente, Paul Murtha and Mike Lewis. Pedro Vicente Jorge Lemes wields the baton, and the tickets are de 5 euros.

The following concert is on Saturday March 22 in the Plaza de Los Olivos. This concert is performed by the Adeje Municipal Band and starts at 8pm, free entrance.

The final musical date for March is also in the Convent at 8pm on Saturday March 29th. This brings together students and professors of piano and voice who will perform “The Memory Corner, a delightful selection of melodies by distinguished artistes such as Evangelina Sobredo Galanes, Consuelito Velázquez, Juan Carlos Calderón, Álvaro Carrillo, Camilo Blanes Cortés, Lucio Battisiti, Armando Manzanero, Pablo López, Juan de Dión Filiberto y Gabino Coria Peñalosa, César Portillo de la Luz, Rudy Pérez and José Feliciano. Tickets are 5 euros.