Musical Giants

From September Classes will take place on Thursdays at 15:30, 16:15 and 17:00

For children aged 4-7 who love music!

Teaching uses both Kodály and Dalcoze methodology, and the course is designed to be fun and educational. Children will be hearing and identifying musical elements, and as they develop over time, they will learn to perform music and even write their own simple rhythms. The lessons are structured to build key musical skills like listening, singing in tune, developing inner hearing, and ultimately reading and writing music.

What will a class be like?

The repertoire: We will focus on playground rhymes and songs with simple conjunct melodies, with learning reinforced through physical actions, creative activities and musical games, making the learning fun within a structured environment.

Singing: Focusing on the unaccompanied voice helps develop not only singing ability, but also the skill of listening. It is widely assumed that if a child can’t sing in tune, then they cannot sing. This is quite wrong; it means only that the child’s musical hearing and listening skills are not yet developed. Something we will work on in the classes.

Percussion: Although we spend most of our time singing, we use some percussion instruments as well.

See below for a sneak preview into a level 1 Musical Giants class…

Entry Requirements and course regulations

Musical Giants Level 1 – There is no audition procedure and no prior musical training is necessary. For children aged 4-6 years old.

Musical Giants Level 2 – Children should have either attended a term of Musical Giants previously, or if you’re new to Musical Giants, they may already be learning learning a musical instrument, or already have some prior musical experience, be it singing in a choir/ playing in a band/member of a performing arts club. For children in Reception/Year 1.

Musical Giants Level 3 – Children should have either attended a minimum of 2 terms of Musical Giants previously, or if you’re new to Musical Giants, they may already be learning a musical instrument, or have some other relevant musical experience. For children in Year 1/Year 2.

In order to see progress, ideally students would continue with Musical Giants for a full academic year (or remainder of the academic year if tuition commenced after the start of the year).

Parents will be charged termly and course dates will follow the school academic year.

There may be occasions where photographs/videos will be taken of the students. This is carried out in an unobtrusive manner and will be used for recording and archival purposes and where appropriate shared with parents. Jenny will seek separate permission if the images are to be used in other published material and/or multi-media relating to Musical Giants.

(You can sign up to a class below – please note, you can scroll within the white box to access all the relevant booking information)