Early Childhood Course: Jan.2021

Melbourne – January 2021 online. Dates and times to be confirmed

From the comfort of your own home or workplace  – plus every registrant will receive full recordings of all sessions to watch and learn in your own time.

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.

Research consistently links music and movement activities to supporting learning and development in early childhood education. We know that music can activate the brain for learning; trigger positive emotion; enhance physical development; social skills; build self-esteem and confidence; aid wellbeing and self-regulation, and should be an important part of every high-quality early childhood program. These courses include a range of delightful rhymes, games, songs, folk dances, creative movement, musical stories, world music, percussion instrument activities, drumming, recorders, ukuleles and creative play. The strategies contained in the courses will link to critical aspects of a child’s development and will inspire teachers and educators to embed quality musical activities and experiences into children’s programs. These courses are suitable for all educators working with young children – no prior music experience is necessary.

20 HOUR COURSE (Stage 1 and Stage 2):

This four-day course includes the full range of delightful rhymes, games, songs, folk dances, creative movement, musical stories, world music, percussion instrument activities, drumming, recorders, ukuleles, and creative play for 3-8 years.

Goals:

  • To learn how to teach and create a music and movement program, with sample lesson plans for 3-8 years for two whole terms!
  • 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
  • How to incorporate puppets, props, and visuals
  • New ways to enhance learning across the curriculum
  • 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, inclusive, and easy to teach
  • Learn how to drum, play the descant recorder and the ukulele
  • ‘Orff Schulwerk’ principles that will inspire, excite and motivate children to remember, understand and love music
  • 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

We are also possibly going to add one extra day for ‘Babies and Toddlers’ – keep an eye out for more info on that

Contact us for more information.