FREE TRIAL - THURS MAY 10TH!
What is it?
The class is split into two parts - a 40 min choir, and a 40 min Practical Musicianship session.
When is it?
Thursdays at 4:45 until 6:15 (90 min class including a 10 min break)
Where is it?
Darley Abbey Village Hall, DE22 1DS
Who is it for?
Ages 7-12. The class is practical and collaborative - especially great for children who love to play musical instruments, sing, dance, or act.
What is a 'Practical Musicianship' session?
These active, exciting classes are based on Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a method of music education using the whole body.
If you imagine 'music theory taught through creative movement... but ten times more fun' you might be close to the content of this class!
It aims to show children how to hear detail in music, and to connect to this with their body and mind. There's a lot of playfulness with imaginative tasks, improvisation and abstract thinking, including how to represent sound or images through movement. The class is practical and collaborative - especially great for children who love to play musical instruments, sing, dance, or act.
How much does it cost?
£10.50 per session, paid termly in advance. Free taster: 10th May 2018. Booking required.
About the Teachers
Alex Bowen is a piano teacher and qualified Dalcroze Eurhythmics teacher (7 years of training!). She has taught Dalcroze to children at the Guildhall College of Music (London) and at Birmingham Conservatoire. There, this musicianship training forms part of a Saturday Junior Music Programme along with one to one instrumental lessons, orchestra and choir. Click here for Alex's full biography.
Katharine Choonara - talented and sparky multi-instrumentalist, singer, teacher and choir leader (full biog. to follow)...