ONE-to-ONE or SMALL GROUPS
Sessions are held at Music Tree or at students’ houses in various areas of London.
Our classes are structured following the main musical methodologies for the instrument approach (Kodaly, Gordon, Suzuki, Orff, Willems) and the latest research in neuroscience and music to create a path that follows the student’s needs and creativity.
We also follow the preparation for exams and tests.
Above all else during these early years, music is about fun, connection and expression. The key to any long term involvement in music is for a child to fall in love with an instrument on their own terms. These classes use games for rhythmic and melodic exercises with the aim of keeping the child engaged and curious.
During early childhood, children will be able to approach various musical instruments, recognise their timbre and, discovering the differences, be able to choose more consciously where to concentrate their musical attention. They will learn short instrumental pieces, compose their first melodies and learn the first notions of musical grammar.
When students are around the age of 5 to 6 years old, we usually run 30-minute sessions that involve movement, singing and playing different instruments. This helps the development of their general musical skills (singing, rhythm, coordination) which are fundamental to playing an instrument.
CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS
At this age, we start to develop some of the more basic skills we have learnt in our early years and delve deeper into the instrument continuing to develop the understanding for rhythm, melody, chords, as well as improvisation and composition. We will create a list of songs or pieces which will be based on the preference of the student and develop their repertoire.
At Music Tree, students can also be supported to prepare ABRSM exams.