At Highbury Park Music we have decided to take inspiration from our Italian friend Marta!
Marta Noè is a great music educator that runs the Italian blog Musindò, which offers every week a selected musical piece to be listen at home with the children.
At HPM we choose our musical proposals according to the Music Learning Theory of Edwin E. Gordon and our experiences as music educators.
With the aim of helping the development of the musical potential of the child, we follow the principals of contrast, briefness, variety and complexity as fundamental elements of our weekly musical suggestions.
How can you listen to this music with your child?
Marta says: “You can move relaxed and free in a space with no distructions, encouraging the discovery of a continuos movement, following the flow of the music; or you can associate a motor activity to discover the weight of the body in relation to the music in your nursery, school or living room…”
And we add… try to keep the rhythm with the body percussion!
Our weekly musical suggestion is:
In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg
Pay attention: at the minute 1.40 the music becomes really fast and loud!
The piece is an orchestral music composed by Edvard Grieg in 1875 as incidental music for the sixth scene of act 2 in Henrik Ibsen’s 1867 play Peer Gynt.
See you next week!
Marta Noè is a music educator specialised in the Music Learning Theory, founder and director of two different schools in Milan, called Musindò. She’s also a wonderful mum!
You can find her on FB: Marta – Una maestra di musica