Promoting excellence in music education.
Music Box Oxford is the new name for the music school run for the last ten years as BirdSong Music by Noel Rainbird. Noel has teamed up with Susan Glaisher, a former colleague in a local school. They enjoyed considerable teaching success with their distinctive educational approach, based on the ideas of Kodaly. Music Box broadens the range of exciting musical opportunities. It is designed to appeal to toddlers and to teenagers. It provides a comprehensive music education.
Everybody who teaches at Music Box Oxford is an experienced and practising musician. Between us we also have long and varied experience teaching privately and in schools. We have broad experience of professional orchestral playing and of choral singing.
We love being involved in music and passing on our enthusiasm. We want to inspire young children to learn about music and to help them to develop as confident, competent musicians. Above all, we hope to instil a life-long, enjoyable involvement with music of all kinds.
Please read our profiles on the Teachers’ page to find out more about us.
Our family concerts, Sound Box, take place once a term. Our aim is to give children and young people the chance to listen to excellent musicians play a range of beautiful music in a beautiful space. Come and join us: everyone is welcome!
Please see our Facebook page for the latest information including venue, cost and dates.
THE VARIOUS LEVELS AND KINDS OF
MUSICIANSHIP ARE ALL IN OUR MUSIC BOX;
BUT EACH HAS ITS OWN IDENTITY.
"Creative, enjoyable and engaging teaching that gives
children a genuine understanding of musical ideas like pitch,
dynamics, rhythm and expression. We (the parents) also like
the funny songs that they come home singing.”
Rattle Box is the programme for babies and toddlers taught by Noel Rainbird on Fridays in Summertown.
Wind Box provides recorder lessons for groups of 8 - 10 children, again in KS2. Recorder lessons are taught by Noel Rainbird.
We offer a mixture of 1:1 or shared violin lessons for 2 or 3 pupils together for children from aout the age of 6 years old. Lessons are taught by Grace Lane.
Our new group for tuned percussion instruments. The group will improvise, create and perform simple pieces, and develop a basic understanding of chords and of working in parts.
Rhythm Box is taught by Sue Glaisher.