SWeet! Recorder Consort CIC – Extraordinary Recorder For Extraordinary Kids
'SWeet!' comes from the Italian for 'recorder' which is flauto dolce or sweet flute. The capitalisation of SW reflects our affiliation with Streatham Wells Primary School in SW2
"Our findings demonstrate that music education has an important role to play in childhood development and add to the converging evidence that music training is capable of shaping skills that are ingredients of success in social and academic development. It is of particular importance that we show these effects in children from disadvantaged backgrounds" - Habibi, Cahn, A. Damasio, H. Damasio, 2016
SWeet!'s repertoire is hugely varied: from the music of the Renaissance and Baroque, with which the recorder is most commonly associated, through Classical, jazz, minimalist music, and folk music from around the World, to rock, pop, rap, Bollywood and music using electronics and extended temporary techniques, there really is something for everyone on each SWeet! concert programme.
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Her strength and motor skills are also helped and developed through recorder lessons and practice
SWeet! has helped my child develop personal, social and educational skills, making him more confident than he was before.
I enjoyed seeing professionals playing, and being out with the group
SWeet! gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our funders and sponsors, without whom we could not reach those children most in need.