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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

 

Improvisation with a 14 years old student

When I arrived in the UK I had to change completely my way of teaching piano.
My students basically don’t practice piano in between the classes, especially teenagers. I don’t assign them “homework” because they barely have the time to relax: English school keeps them really really busy. But they love music, they love to express themselves through it and eventually they learn how to play by composing their own pieces or improvising, even when they are really young – not repeating the same pieces for months.
I enjoy teaching piano a lot more now and while I help them to discover their creativity I also rediscover mine (which has been forgotten for so looooong after 17years of Conservatoire in Italy).

Here, me and my 14 years old student, improvising on a Christopher Norton piece.
Thank you, music.

LONDON CIRCLE MUSIC WORKSHOPS

Clap, tap, stomp, click, sing, move, dance, make music with your own sounds and experiment a self-discovery!

The workshops are based on the use of rhythmic exercises through playful learning, singing, vocal improvisation, exploration of sounds in different parts of the body, interaction, fun, collaboration and Brazilian rhythms.

Benefits: development of coordination, increase the capacity for listening, singing, collaborative work, independence of voice and movement, sense of rhythm.

The Circle Music Workshops is open for all levels, designed for both music lovers and professionals. All learning techniques and exercises can also be applied in the educational, didactic, therapeutic and performance spheres.

One-off session on the 10th of June from 4.00pm to 5.30pm, followed by refreshments in the garden and more dates TBC in July and August!

Only £12 in advance and £15 in cash on the day!

Bookings at: londoncirclemusic@gmail.com

PAM PAM – Backyard concerts

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Concert-lesson according to the Gordon’s Music Learning Theory

No stage or chairs: children and parents in the centre of the space, comfortably seated or lying, embraced by the sound of the musicians around them.
An experience of direct contact with the music, for children aged 0 to 5.

Short melodic and rhythmic songs without words are designed for the development of the musical attitude of children, according to the Gordon’s MLT.

PAM PAM – BACKYARD CONCERTS host musicians who sing and play their original music composed according to the principle of the MLT; they interact with the children and their families to create a magical space for listening and learning.

When |Sunday 24th of June

10.00am-11.00am children aged 0-2
11.00am-12.00pm children aged 3-5

With Valeria Pozzo (violin, charango, singing), Tiziana Pozzo (piano, ukulele, percussions, singing), Sam West (guitar, double bass, singing).

£ 17 – two adults with one child – £3 for each sibling

Next concerts: July and August

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

CHILDREN AGED 3-4 / WEDNESDAY 4.00 – 4.35pm.

CHILDREN AGED 4-5 / WEDNESDAY 4.45 – 5.30pm.

Sessions held at Highbury Park Music.
AUTUMN TERM 2018
Starting 19th September – ending 19th December
No class on the 24th of October 2018.

Cost |

Autumn Term – £140 for 13 sessions (pro rata – min 9 sessions)

Block of 8 sessions £92

Drop in session £13.00 (booked in advance)

Paid trial £8.00


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

General info | 07426 084488 – highburyparkmusic@gmail.com

Payment
Send an email to highburyparkmusic@gmail.com for bank details.
  • If you can’t attend a class, you can reschedule it for a session with a different group of children of the same age, within the period of the block of sessions already paid.
  • If you book for 8 sessions or for the full term and you can’t attend a class you can reschedule 1 class for free in the following block of sessions. Any classes cancelled after this will still be counted as part of your block booking.