Pre-Instrumental (Early Childhood) Music Course for Children Aged 5-6
Part of the New School's Music for Me pre-instrumental programme, Musical Explorations is designed as a follow-up to Musical Adventures (ages 4-5) but can also be a great starting point for a child with no previous classroom music experience. The course provides children with a range of partner activities and games through which they can work with more advanced concepts such as music reading, tempo, dynamics and timbre. In addition to working with a range of classroom percussion instruments, children develop their music reading skills with unison and duet recorder playing. 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 12.15 – 1 pm
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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