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FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC

Are you attending a music class with your little one?

Here you can find a description of the ACCULTURATION, the first stage of the musical learning (usually between the age of 0 to 3 years) according to the Music Learning Theory – MLT – of Edwin E. Gordon.

Our courses for babies are based on the MLT with the aim of helping the development of the natural musical potential of the children.

We hope that the following description can help you understand the natural responses of your baby to the music!

ACCULTURATION. 0-3

 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO THE PIANO

Our way of teaching piano to children is multidisciplinary and based on playful activities!
When the children are really young Tiziana Pozzo helps them to approach the piano through different kind of music games involving singing and playing other instruments (as boomwhakers, percussions, ukuleles…), the use of colourful notes, movements and gestures.
Even the use of the metronome can become fun Highbury Park Music!

 

GROWING WITH MUSIC

Maximum 8 children per session

Apr – Jul 2018

Sessions held at Highbury Park Music.

Cost |

2-to-one / Full term £345.00

2-to-one / 8 sessions £180.00

3-4 children group / Full term  £195.00

3-4 children group / 8 session £104.00

5-8 children group / Full term  £150.00

5-8 children group / 8 sessions £80.00


When | Apr – Jul 2018

Term Starts Wed 11th Apr 5:00pm – 6:00pm Thu 12th Apr 2018

Wed 18th Apr 2018

Wed 25th Apr 2018

Wed 4th May 2018

Wed 9th May 2018

Wed 17th May 2018

Wed 23rd May 2018


Thu 24th May 2018 – Thu 31st May 2018 Half Term


Wed 6th Jun 2018

Wed 13th Jun 2018

Wed 20st Jun 2018

Wed 27th Jun 2018

Wed 4th Jul 2018

Wed 11th Jul 2018

Wed 18th Jul 2018

Wed 25th Jul 2018

Welcom, 45 minutes of music, conclusion

Where | Highbury Park Music – 23, Highbury Park, London – N5 1TH

General info | 07426 084488 – highburyparkmusic@gmail.com

The first class is free, the payment is made before the second session.
Payment : email highburyparkmusic@gmail.com for bank details
The first class is free, the payment is made before the second session. If you book for 8 sessions or for the full term and you can’t attend a class you’re able to reschedule 1 class for free in the next block of sessions.

Any classes cancelled after this will still be counted as part of your block booking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly musical suggestion

Good morning everyone!

We would like to wish you a nice beginning of the week with this amazing musical piece! We’re sure you will recognise it!

Today’s weekly musical suggestion is a famous standard jazz called Someday my prince will come, performed in this version by Bill Evans and his trio in 1960.

What do you think about it?

Yes, exactly!

The melody of this standard jazz is the same that Snow white sungs in the famous Disney’s animated movie Snow white and the Seven dwarfs, released in 1937.

Originally written as a waltz by Larry Morey (lyrics) and Frank Churchill (music), and performed by Adriana Caselotti, this song became a famous standard jazz performed during the decades by amazing musician as Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Grant Green, Oscar Peterson, Clare Fischer, Leon Spencer Jr. and many times by Herbie Hancock, who would use it as the basis for a virtuoso showpiece display.

There are also many covers of the song, recorded for example by Diana Ross and The Supremes, Sinéad O’Connor and Julie Andrews.

How can I listen to this song with my child?

To help your children’s musical development you can simply listen to the piece while they are playing or resting.

The brain in children aged 0 to 6 is producing a huge amount of synapses so you can already make the difference by exposing your little ones to complex and various music, helping them through the listening process. Their learning potential would do the rest  🙂

And if your child is already able to read you might want to sing along pretending to be in a karaoke! Follow Snow white’s voice in the link above and have fun!

See you next week!

Marta MusindòAt Highbury Park Music we have decided to take inspiration from our Italian friend Marta!
Marta Noè is a great music educator that runs the Italian blog Musindò, which offers every week a selected musical piece to be listen at home with the children.
At HPM we choose our musical proposals according to the Music Learning Theory of Edwin E. Gordon and our experiences as music educators.
With the aim of helping the development of the musical potential of the child, we follow the principals of contrast, briefness, variety and complexity as fundamental elements of our weekly musical suggestions.

Weekly musical suggestion – HAND PAN

Welcome back to our space of the weekly musical suggestion, especially dedicated to parents and children.

Today is the last day of the year and we would like to suggest to you a piece of instrumental music that follows the principles of the MLT of Gordon (the musical learning theory on which we base our courses here at Highbury Park Music – First steps in music).

This piece is performed with a musical instrument that in 2017 has become more and more popular, the HANG DRUM or HAND PAN.

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Sonically the hand pan is a percussive instrument that has the capacity to create many layers of sound, harmonics and ethereal effects.

The hand pan is a convex steel drum played with the hands and tuned with multiple notes. Each hand pan is tuned to a particular scale such as major, natural minor, harmonic minor, hijaz, mixolydian, etc.

Weekly musical suggestion

Christmas is over but we can still feel its spirit. This is the reason why we want to suggest you a hand pan version of the famous Carol of the Bells.

Follow the link and begin your 2018 with a different sound!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNOQBWia0KY

How can you listen to this song with your child?

If your child is aged 0 to 3 you can simply listen to this music rocking your baby while you move freely in the room, trying to follow the beat of the melody.

Because this is a cover of a famous Christmas carol, if your child is older then 3 you might want to listen to the original choral version and try to find the common melody or discover the differences.

Here you can find the original version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1yZah5l6S0

The hand pan is a great instrument, able to create a magical atmosphere in which to relax or rest.

We suggest to listen to other songs on Spotify, simply searching for Hang or Hand Pan while you want to take a break form the hard work you do as a parent or even if you want to do some yoga or stretching.

Happy new year!

Marta MusindòAt Highbury Park Music we have decided to take inspiration from our Italian friend Marta!
Marta Noè is a great music educator that runs the Italian blog Musindò, which offers every week a selected musical piece to be listen at home with the children.

At HPM we choose our musical proposals according to the Music Learning Theory of Edwin E. Gordon and our experiences as music educators.

With the aim of helping the development of the musical potential of the child, we follow the principals of contrast, briefness, variety and complexity as fundamental elements of our weekly musical suggestions.

Marta Noè is a music educator specialised in the Music Learning Theory, founder and director of two different schools in Milan, called Musindò. She’s also a wonderful mum!