Kids at the Con - School Holiday Workshops
Kids at the Con School Holiday Workshops
Our Kids at the Con School Holiday Workshops for 3-10 year olds are a great way to experience what the weekly programs are like! Workshops are held in the January, April, July and September school holidays. In 2017 we’re introducing a brand new workshop format – read on for more details.
Structured workshops are based on the Orff-Schulwerk approach, Dalcroze and Kodaly methods, and will include activities such as singing, imitation, movement, playing tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments, improvisation, story-telling and guided listening activities.
All workshops take place in the Conservatorium’s historical Macquarie Street buildings.
The next workshops will be held in April 2017 – dates and times will be released very soon. Participants only need to attend one workshop, as material will be repeated the following day.
Workshops for 3-4 year olds
Our youngest participants will explore the musical concepts of pitch, beat and tempo through creative play and a range of unconscious learning activities. Listening and motor skills will be engaged through echo singing, movement, imitation, playing percussion instruments, and musical games.
This workshop will run for one (1) hour each day and will be taken by tutor Simona Green. Parents/guardians are welcome to sit in this workshop with their children. Material presented is similar to that of the weekly Red classes.
Workshops for 4-5 year olds
Activities in this workshop will be similar to the workshop for 3-4’s, but at a slightly faster pace and targeted to match the higher levels of the older participants. More complex rhythmic activities and listening exercises will be presented, including call and response singing and musical signal recognition.
This workshop will run for one (1) hour each day and will be taken by tutor Simona Green. Parents/guardians would not sit in on this workshop. Material presented is similar to that of the weekly Orange classes.
Workshops for 6-10 year olds – NEW in 2017!
This brand new workshop was launched in January this year, with great success! It runs for 4.5 hours each day, from 9am to 1.30pm.
Activities include pitch and rhythm work using tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments, active listening activities, and the opportunity to make your own instrument.
The workshop will be taken by tutor Irene Stone. Material presented is similar to that of the weekly Green and Blue classes.
There will be two short breaks for morning tea and lunch (participants must bring their own food). Parents/guardians are welcome to drop off their children in the morning, and return at 1pm for a ‘mini performance’ of the children’s activities from the workshop.
To enrol now
Visit our 'How to enrol' page to view all available workshops and enrol your child.
For more information
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