23-24 January 2015, Lycée Technique pour Professions Educatives et Sociales, Mersch
The “No Instruments? No problem!” workshops are designed to explore the vast possibilities there are to teach music in a meaningful and creative way without using any instruments at all. This time we are learning new songs and body percussion show pieces, specially arranged for 8-12 year olds by Jeanne Schmartz and Katja Maria Slotte, and taking the repertoire out of the classroom and out on stage!
Participants will learn:
• a warm-up session with exercises for voice, body and rhythm, that can be directly used in the classroom, with their students and choirs
• a new repertoire of specially arranged songs and body percussion pieces that can be used for school and children’s choir performances
• how to rehearse the songs with their students, and receive helpful tips on how to structure and lead a rehearsal, and about the rehearsal process
The repertoire consists of songs from many countries, carefully selected and specially arranged to be learned and performed by 8-12 year old students and children’s choirs. The songs are arranged for unisono and 2-3 part voices, with body percussion features and accompaniments. The warm-ups that will be taught will not only open up the voice and body, but also create a good group atmosphere and prepare the mind for a rehearsal. Katja and Jeanne have extensive experience with preparing performances with young singers and musicians, and will share all their helpful tips with you. If you don’t have a choir or performing music group in your school, this workshop will give you some nice ideas on how to get started!
Additional information and sign-up via SCRIPT Formation Continué