Pre-Instrumental (Early Childhood) Music Course for Children Aged 3-4
The first stage of the New School's Music for Me pre-instrumental (early childhood) programme, Making Music provides opportunities for young children to explore music with others of the same age. They absorb musical concepts like high and low, fast and slow, steady beat, dynamics and pulse through fun games, call-and-response songs and movement. They learn to use their voices expressively to sing and chant. They become sensitive to phrasing, articulation and dynamics, and demonstrate this while playing percussion instruments, moving creatively to music or drawing what they hear. They will also discover how sound is produced in instruments by tapping, plucking, bowing or blowing. Visiting New School teachers will demonstrate different instruments and instrument groups (strings, wind, keyboard, guitar, traditional, etc) throughout the course.
2013-2014 Class Schedule & Fee
23 weeks, 5 October 2013 – 12 April 2014
(No classes 2 November, 21 December – 4 January, 22 February)
Saturdays 10.15 – 11 am
Tuition Fee: €280
Sarah Mullen, Teacher
Sarah has a B.Mus.Ed. degree from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. For her degree, she studied a number of different approaches to music education, including Kódaly and Dalcroze. Performance and composition studies were also very important aspects of this degree. Throughout her studies Sarah has had the opportunity to teach in a range of different educational settings, from early primary to the final years of post-primary education. She loves working with children and young people and seeing the positive impact music has on their lives. In addition to studying conducting, voice and clarinet, Sarah has also played the piano since she was a young child and has taught piano, theory and musicianship privately for several years, catering for all levels and ages, and for both children and adult learners.
Enrolment for this course requires a completed enrolment form and full payment of tuition fees. (Go to Enrolment & Booking Form Downloads for a 2012-2013 Courses for Children Enrolment Form.) Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the date of enrolment. Early enrolment is recommended, as places are limited to twelve.
Purchasing this course as a gift? Go to Enrolment & Booking Form Downloads for a Gift Certificate Booking Form.
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