Musicianship (ages 5 & 6)
An inspiring course offering comprehensive music learning, with strong benefits before starting an instrument, or alongside beginning an instrument.
Charlton Road, SE7 8RE
Mondays 4.40pm - 5.20pm
Saturdays 11.30am - 12.15pm
Spring term - 12 sessions
Mondays £103.20 • 7th January - 1st April
Saturdays £103.20 • 15th September - 6th April
No lessons during half term, 18th-24th February
Requirements - for children aged 5 or 6 at point of enrolment, no experience necessary.
Tutor - Fiona Long
More about the course
A unique opportunity for musical development, directed by progression and learning expert Bethan Scolding.
Our Musicianship course provides engaging, comprehensive music learning, in a way that isn’t possible in instrument-focussed lessons - children develop core musical understanding of concepts such as pulse, rhythm, pitch and melody, aural skills, technical control, musical creativity, notation skills, confidence, inner hearing, singing voice and communication and ensemble skills, through progressing activities involving percussion instruments, singing, composing and other activities.
Learning in this way will often give a stronger foundation in music than would spending the same amount of time learning an instrument, and this foundation helps children to make faster progress once they do later begin learning an instrument.
The course draws on Kodály and Dalcroze music education methods and has been developed through wide research and extensive practical experience of teaching students from first beginnings through to grade 8 and beyond.
Develop musical understanding and creativity which will make learning an instrument more rewarding and enjoyable
Refine aural skills, singing, and music literacy
Gain confidence improvising and creating music as part of a group
Develop expression and confidence performing
Have fun making music - and making friends!
Suitable for absolute beginners or for those who have started learning an instrument.