Songs and Rhythms

Cycle 1: 20th-21st November 2015, Lycée Technique pour Professions Educatives et Sociales, Mersch 

Cycle 2-4: 22nd-23rd January 2016, Lycée Technique pour Professions Educatives et Sociales, Mersch 

LYCEE: 4th-5th March 2016, 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 Jeanne and Katja are giving a methodology training for everyone who works with children and uses singing and rhythm in their profession, for example: classroom teachers, childcare professionals, music teachers and choir directors.

SINGING METHODOLOGY
Participants will:

  • Get better understanding of how the (singing) voice works, train their own singing voices, and learn effective techniques and solutions to common singing problems.
  • Gain more self-confidence in using their singing voice and singing with their students.
  • Learn effective ways to present singing activities to their students, taking in consideration the learning situation and different styles of learning, the age and background of their students.
  • Develop awareness of the various elements of singing: pitch, melody, rhythm, and dynamics, through concrete exercises.
  • Learn about the differences between children’s and adult voices, and how to establish the right pitch for singing activities with children.
  • Learn singing and teaching methodology, such as echo, call-response, canon (rounds).
  • Practice presenting singing activities, get feedback and suggestions on how to develop themselves.

RHYTHM METHODOLOGY 
Participants will:

  • Gain more self-confidence in using rhythm and teaching rhythmical patterns to their students.
  • Get better understanding of musical terms: rhythm, beat, measure.
  • Train their own rhythmical skills and coordination.
  • Learn various rhythm games in combination with movement and body percussion.
  • Learn about differences between straight and swingfeel, binary and ternary rhythms and practice themselves in polyrhythm.
  • Practice presenting rhythm activities and leading a percussion group, get feedback and suggestions on how to develop themselves.

Additional information (also in Luxembourgish) and workshop registrations via SCRIPT Formation Continuée. Please follow the links below:

Workshop for Cycle 1

Workshop for Cycle 2-4

Workshop for LYCEE

WORKSHOP TEACHERS

Jeanne Schmartz, M.A, BMus
Katja Maria Slotte, MMus, Authorised Complete Vocal Technique Teacher

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