Early Childhood Expectations presents to you, a session with Kylie from Vocal Enchantment.
This 2 hour workshop will build you tool kit and you will leave with multiple resources. Fun and interactive workshop. Places are limited so don’t miss out. Workshop held at Burnside Community Centre.
Why I choose to focus so passionately about teaching children and teachers about incorporating music into all learning:
Music is a wonderful learning opportunity for children to participate in while simultaneously developing their language, and numeracy skills, building on their fine and gross motor skills their vestibular and auditory systems as well as developing inter and intra communication skills learning about themselves and others simply by participating and most importantly having fun. Research has proven that the growth of brain neurons related to memory, mood ,and learning is processed and enhanced through various types of music and movement activities.
In understanding the range of learning outcomes that happen when music is part of a holistic learning experience my program covers a range of musical skills that introduce children to the earliest elements of music. They all steam from RHYTHM. Let me explain.
First there is the Rhythm of Speech in the language we speak there is a natural lilt and inflection.
From Speech comes Song; the second of the rhythmic elements.
Song meets Movement. Movement can be sitting, standing stationary or moving through space each one offering a range of opportunities for every stage of learning. There is another element of rhythm called body percussion. From improvised movement comes learned sequencing and then formal dance structures such as making a circle and following a selection of taught and modelled movements from the teacher.
After learning how to internalise sounds through body percussion now let’s add in some un- tuned instruments such as maracas, tone blocks, finger cymbals just for example. These instruments add in light and shade and other elements of interest to the song. They can be used in so many different ways from keeping a simple steady beat to adding and creating effects and allowing children to experience different tones and timbres’ created by different instruments. Creating sounds is a wonderful way to encourage and engage in their imagination and natural intuition.
The fifth stage is more likely to be reached in primary school by adding tuned instruments. I model this element by playing guitar, ukulele, recorder or chime bars and xylophones when singing songs learning dances or for sound effects during activities. It is however possible to get children to play some tuned chime bars but often not always as practical as all the other inclusive elements.
In Summery my program takes shape by encompassing speech, song, movement, dance and drama including improvisation techniques learning to listen to different sounds by creating them from our bodies and a range of un-tuned instruments. All of this is carefully scaffolded to the children’s learning. I use a variety of other props to help stimulate the children’s imagination and enjoyment. Puppets are a big part of my program as they are visual and add an extra element of fun and fantasy for learning songs and imitating in movement and music games. Books are a wonderful resource as well as materials such as ribbons and scarves.
All of this is sure to bring great early memories about music and foster a lifelong appreciation of music and music making.
Director Vocal Enchantment.
To Contact please call 0417058257.