RSNO Young Ambassadors during Lockdown
Although we are unable to meet with our Young Ambassadors due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation, we have been keeping in touch!
Twice a week we meet in the virtual world (thanks to the wonders of Zoom!) and have been delighted to be joined by special guests including NHS Music Therapist Sam Lowit; American composer, musician and artist Nathan Hall; RSNO Principal Flute Katherine Bryan; regular presenter of RSNO concerts Tom Redmond, and RSNO Assistant Conductor Junping Qian.
Our special guests have given us some great advice including:
"Try to be imaginative about our skills and abilities - we have more than we think!"
"Be organised and be yourself."
"Work with empathy and care, and be authentic in all you do."
"Prepare, prepare, prepare - and then the music will flow."
"Forgive and be forgiven - respond to failure by forgiving yourself but remember that the only way to grow is to take a risk."
"Have patience with your expectations of your career, believe in yourself and your own uniqueness."
Below are some funny photos from our sessions!
Fun activities to get involved with…
Looking for a musical activity to do whilst we all stay at home? RSNO Young Ambassador Mollie shows us her top ten!
Desert Island Discs
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Our Young Ambassadors share their choices.