The pre-instrumental course is designed to promote the basic musical skills for young children between the ages of 3 to 5 years. This course is designed in a very structured, enjoyable and stimulating way and delivered in a way that is appropriate to this age group.
This is a group class for 45 minutes once a week.
This programme is based on the Kodaly concept of music education is the practice and belief in musicianship development through singing. The voice is the primary instrument used in Kodaly training. Singing has a profound effect upon the child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development and is the most direct way of making a musical response. Not only is this instrument free and portable, but because it is part of our bodies anything that is learned through singing is learned
What are the aims of this course?
- To awaken the child’s interest in music
- Melodic development
- Development of beat and rhythm skills
- Development of aural abilities
- Inner hearing/tone quality
- Musical memory
- Listening skills
- Notation reading/writing
- Introduction to all instruments
- To enjoy and grow to love music
All this prepares the student for progression to instrumental training/tuition.