SING AND PLAY!
Group of maximum 6 children aged 5-6 / 45 minutes
Monday at 5.00pm, Tuesday at 4.10pm, Wednesday at 4.45pm (fully booked)
GROUP OF MAXIMUM 4 CHILDREN AGED 7-8 / 45 minutes
Monday at 5.20pm, Tuesday at 5.00pm
When children are between 5 and 6 years old we suggest to attend our course ‘Play and Sing’.
These classes are based on the Music Learning Theory of Edwin Gordon.
The aim of this course is to support children’s musical development while they explore and experiment with different musical instruments. In this class, they regularly play piano and ukulele and once a month they discover a new instrument like trumpet, double bass, guitar, flute etc., before deciding which one is their favourite and to start a more structured path of musical learning.
Our main goal in this course is not the learning of a specific instrument (although, children will learn how to play simple songs on both piano and ukulele) but to help them understand music, which comes through singing and moving. That’s why working in a group is fundamental at this stage.
Participants explore music through improvisation, imitation and music-making in a group of children that collaborate, play together and have fun. Attention is also paid to important developmental aspects such as the stimulation of attention and concentration; development of motor skills and language as well as other cognitive functions.
OLDER CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS
When children are older than 8, we start to develop some of the more basic skills we have learnt before and delve deeper into the instrument they have chosen, and develop their skills in areas such as 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.