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.

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.

Upcoming Workshops

Our next workshops will be held on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September 2017. Visit our 'How to enrol' page to view all available dates and times, and enrol your child.

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 5 hours each day, from 9am to 2pm.
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

Please join the mailing list to receive the latest information for future workshops.