I Can Teach Music

‘I Can Teach Music’- Early Childhood Training courses

Babies & Tots:

This five hour course includes a range of delightful rhymes, games, songs, folk dances, creative movement, musical stories, world music, percussion instrument activities, and creative play for babies & toddlers.

An involvement in a music program helps to educate the whole individual – intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and creatively. Children develop confidence, self-esteem, memory, language, communication, listening, concentration, social skills, fine and gross motor skills, imagination and self-expression, while building an excellent foundation for future musical pursuits.

Goals:

  • To learn how to teach and create a music and movement program for babies & toddlers, with sample lesson plans for a whole term!
  • Ideas on how to build teacher confidence
  • How to incorporate puppets, props and visuals
  • Learn how to engage babies and tots to build motor function, foster listening skills and develop language.
  • To understand the research and benefits of music and movement
  • To learn how to use transition songs between activities
  • New ways to enhance learning across the curriculum (EYLF, NQS)
  • Hands on and practical activities that focus on creativity
  • Active and enjoyable music making that is appealing, immediately accessible and easy to teach

Stage 1:

This two day course includes a range of delightful rhymes, games, songs, folk dances, creative movement, musical stories, world music, percussion instrument activities, drumming, ukuleles and creative play.

An involvement in a music program helps to educate the whole individual – intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and creatively. Children develop confidence, self-esteem, memory, language, communication, listening, concentration, social skills, fine and gross motor skills, imagination and self-expression, while building an excellent foundation for future musical pursuits.

Goals:

  • To learn how to teach and create a music and movement program, with sample lesson plans for a whole term!
  • Ideas on how to build teacher confidence
  • To understand the research and benefits of music and movement
  • To learn how to use transition songs between activities
  • New ways to enhance learning across the curriculum (EYLF, NQS and the Australian curriculum – the Arts)
  • Hands on and practical activities that focus on creativity
  • To understand links between music and maths, literacy and other subjects
  • To develop classroom management strategies
  • Active and enjoyable music making that is appealing, immediately accessible and easy to teach
  • Learn how to drum and play the ukulele and recorder
  • ‘Orff Schulwerk’ principles that will inspire, excite and motivate children to remember, understand and love music

Stage 2:

This two day course includes a range of delightful rhymes, games, songs, folk dances, creative movement, musical stories, world music, percussion instrument activities, drumming, recorders, ukuleles and creative play.

An involvement in a music program helps to educate the whole individual – intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and creatively. Children develop confidence, self-esteem, memory, language, communication, listening, concentration, social skills, fine and gross motor skills, imagination and self-expression, while building an excellent foundation for future musical pursuits.

Goals:

  • To create a music and movement program, with sample lesson plans for a second term in each age group!
  • To expand the repertoire – more songs, rhymes, games, dances and instrumental activities
  • To understand more research and benefits of music and movement
  • Relate all learning to each curriculum (EYLF, NQS and the Australian curriculum – the Arts)
  • Hands on and practical activities that focus on creativity
  • To further investigate links between music and maths, literacy and other subjects
  • Learn how to drum and play the descant recorder
  • To continue to learn and improve skills on the ukulele
  • Extended ‘Orff Schulwerk’ learning – musical media and specific techniques
  • To understand the Kodaly method
  • How to evaluate music and movement
  • Peer teaching assessment – each participant is to present a musical item to the group
  • The opportunity to become a ‘Welcome to Music’ licensed teacher