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CBSO Planets Creative Project

I have been working with students from Holyhead School over the last 2 weeks to compose songs inspired by Holst’s The Planets. All students went to a CBSO performance of it a few weeks ago, this was our composition stimuli. At the start of the workshops I gave participants the […]

By Bobbie, ago

About

Bobbie Gardner is a composer, pianist,  arranger, producer and music leader. She has received commissions from Uchenna Dance Co., Vocab Dance Co., mac arts, Punch Records, Vivid Projects, Sound and Music, Fierce Festival, Grand Union and Heart n Soul. She has extensive experience of working in schools and in the […]

By Bobbie, ago

Schools

I work as a piano teacher and music leader. I teach piano at beginner and intermediate levels. I incorporate classical and popular styles of playing in my classes. I also include basic improvisation; keeping lessons fun, fast paced and insightful. I deliver workshops that focus on creative ensembles, composition, social […]

By Bobbie, ago
bandedabout

Banded About – C’est Fini

It’s all over and done with! Today was the final concert date at Town Hall for the Banded About project, we made it! It was emotional, it was sad, it was tiring, fun and creative. I was soo impressed with the young people at Watville, Wilkes Green and St. James […]

By Bobbie, ago
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Listen Up!

Finally found some time to upload some audio from workshops I have delivered. You can also find and listen to the CBSO Planets Project songs that I promised last month- all written in 5 sessions!!

By Bobbie, ago
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Hustlin’

The summer term is always quieter work wise. I have been hustling the last few weeks; consequently promotional skills have improved. 2 projects I am excited to be working on are with CBSO Education where composition and creativity are based around Holst’s ‘The Planets’, the second is for THSH’s ‘Pipe […]

By Bobbie, ago
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Reggae vibes make you want to whine!

I have been working with young people at Hamstead Hall school to create a piece to be showcased at the CBSO centre next month. We had loads of fun using a melody I composed and enhancing it using reggae beats and jazz chords. The biggest challenge was to motivate and […]

By Bobbie, ago

Workshop Audio

Music generated from workshops I have (worked as a team or sole handedly) delivered. Gigbeth project that showcased some of Handsworth’s talent Elliot Mashed it up, with a funky beat, collaborating MCs and some blazing rhymes. Elisha A heart-breaking tune. Sad lyrics. Angel Really beautiful, conscious wifey tune. Keisha and […]

By Bobbie, ago