5live is a Wind Quintet whose aim is to introduce school children to traditional woodwind instruments through a 45-minute performance.
Launched in the Summer of 2014, the 5live Project it has been a huge success in Primary Schools. The members of 5live are all experienced musicians, teachers and performers. They are all passionate about every child’s right to have the opportunity to hear professional musicians and to have the opportunity to learn an instrument
5Live perform on flute, oboe, bassoon, french horn and clarinet
It’s aim is to:-
- raise the profile of the above wind instruments
- encourage children to learn about the instruments
- create awareness of pulse, rhythm, pitch, dynamics and texture
It achieves this with:-
- an exciting 45-minute Morning Assembly performance (often performed to the whole school)
- an Instrument Zoo where all the young people try the wind instruments
- Through the genres of baroque, classical, jazz, pop and contemporary music.
5Live is recommended for Years 3, 4 and 5
5Live also offer a slightly longer and more in-depth performance for key stage 3.
To discuss details or to arrange a visit, please email: mailto:Liz.Leatherdale@essex.gov.uk
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and 5Live for Friday. I am collecting comments from the children at the moment and it’s clear how much they all enjoyed the performance and getting to try out the different instruments. I only managed to say a quick hello to some of the musicians in the morning and then a brief ‘drop in’ with one of the children in my class in the afternoon but the musicians’ and the children’s enthusiasm was clear to see. Thank you to you all!” Ruth Leviton, The Downs School, Harlow following a 5Live session in May 2018.
“I just wanted to say what a fantastic day we’ve had with 5Live! The children are all buzzing with the experience so I’m hopeful that we may have more children who want to take up wind instruments in the future.
The team were so much fun to work with and had such enthusiasm for what they do, it was really infectious!” Sandy Snoxall, Grove Wood Primary, Rayleigh following a 5Live session in April 2018.