The workshop will be delivered using a balance between theory and practical methods to help discover and understand the processes we use to learn music. It will focus on the psychomotor, cognitive, psychological, neurological and emotional skills, which are born from making music together.
The workshop proposes a collaborative and inclusive journey to involve children, adolescents and adults in activities stimulating psychomotor skills in a harmonious way. This will be within a context based on the relationships of teacher-student, student-student, student-group of companions. This will help their listening, respect and expression of the body in which music, voice and movement turn out to be the means to make the end.
The practical part is composed of activities using the voice, singing and body percussion which will help the teacher/ educator to insert new activities into his own didactic journey. These will help to enable the student to find out (or rediscover) their listening skills (musical and non-musical) in a multi-sensory perspective. It will also develop coordination, a sense of rhythm, musical creativity and psychomotor awareness in a playful, spontaneous and compelling way.
The theoretical part of the course concentrates instead on the more technical aspects linked to neurology, psychology and biomechanics. These are activated from the work of body percussion and song in groups of children and adolescents.
Through psychomotor activities that involve harmoniously within a context based on the teacher-pupil relationship, pupil-pupil, pupil-group, a collaborative and inclusive path is proposed to favore:
- the development of musicality through listening, singing, movement and the use of the body percussion;
- the development of language through songs and musical games;
- expression through the voice and the different types of movement;
- stimulation of executive functions (attention, working memory, concentration, inhibition of impulses, flexibility);
- the acquisition of rules of social behaviour;
- stimulation of visuo-spatial skills aimed at developing the body schema;
- the development of the prerequisites necessary for literacy
* stimulation of fine motor skills and coordination.
Singing and body percussion are applied in the didactic, educational and therapeutic spheres from childhood to adulthood. They are used in diverse situations and contexts including: learning difficulties, Down’s syndrome, hyperactivity and disorders linked to the degeneration of neurons.