No Instruments? No Problem!

Making music with the body and voice

 

Information in Luxembourgish:

23. a 24. November 2013, Institut de Formation continue – Mersch

Music In All gëtt eng Formation continue fir Schoulmeeschteren an Educateuren zu Lëtzebuerg.

Zesummen entdecke mir d’Verbindungen tëschend der Orff-Schoul an Elementer aus der Weltmusek, wéi zum Beispill Ostinato, Improvisatioun oder Echo. Eise Schwéierpunkt läit op Kannerlidder a rhythmësche Spiller aus der ganzer Welt. Donieft schaffe mer awer och un eisen eegene musikalesche Kompetenzen, fir dat mir méi Selbstvertrauen hunn, fir dës Aktivitéiten duerno an der Klass mat de Kanner ze maachen. Déi ganz Formatioun gëtt nom Prinzip vu learning by doing geleet.

No Instruments, no Problem gëtt vum SCRIPT ugebueden, a méi Informatioune fann Dir op www.formation-continue.lu

Auerzäiten:

Samsdes, de 23. November: vun 9 bis 13 a vun 12 bis 16 Auer

Sondes, de 24. November:  vun 9 bis 13 Auer

Music in all sënn:

Jeanne Schmartz, Master in arts, Bachelor in music

Katja Maria Slotte, Master of Music, Authorised Complete Vocal Technique Teacher

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Information in English:

23-24 November 2013 Jeanne Schmartz and Katja Maria Slotte will lead a second edition of the professional training course for teachers, childcare professionals, social workers, and music educators in Luxembourg. The 2-day course is designed meet the needs of many (music) educators and schools that struggle with budget issues and not having (enough) musical instruments for their students.

During the course we will explore the vast possibilities there are to teach music in a meaningful and creative way without using any instruments at all, with the exception of one instrument: our human body.  You will get introduced to the possibilities of working with singing voice, speaking voice, vocal sounds and body percussion and get lots of singing and rhythm games and ideas to bring back to your own classroom and teaching situations.

We will use teaching media that are typical to the Orff Schulwerk approach of music education, and songs, singing games, dances, singing and rhythm activities from various cultures around the world. The course provides you with a chance to train your own vocal/singing and rhythm skills. You will become more confident in using your own singing voices and presenting music activities to your own students.

This professional development weekend is organized by SCRIPT (Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l’Innovation Pédagogiques et Technologiques),  the institute for professional development of the Luxembourgish Ministry of Education (Ministère de l’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle).

More information and sign-up: please visit the SCRIPT professional development page

Course languages: Luxembourgish and English

Teachers:
Jeanne Schmartz; percussionist, music teacher, musicologist (MA, BMus)
Katja Maria Slotte; singer, musician, singing teacher & music educator (MMus, BMus, Authorised CVT Teacher)

 

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Reactions from previous course participants (2011): 

Was nehmen Sie aus der besuchten Weiterbildung mit?

  • Viele neue praktische Unterrichtsideen, Motivation, Selbstsicherheit
  • Positive Herangehensweise ans Singen
  • Spaß an der Musik
  • Viel Material um mit meiner Klasse zu musizieren

Was hat Ihnen besonders gut gefallen?

  • Alles!
  • Positive Ausstrahlung der Weiterbilder
  • Sympathische und Kompetente Dozenten
  • Lieder und Melodien gut erlernbar und anwendbar im schulischen Alltag
  • Viel Spaß an der Diversität in der Musik