What are the elements that help you feel comfortable before, during and after the music session? What are the small but important secrets for building a creative but ordered learning space?
Why should you attend “Teaching is my passion” with me?
First of all, I’m am a music teacher and a music therapist, too. I’ve been working in nurseries, primary and secondary schools, in three different countries and every time it was hard work! I had to learn really quickly how to adapt my teaching style according to the system I was teaching in and I know really well what it means to enter in a classroom feeling insicure, scared and a bit lost.
Why I decided to create this course?
My main goal is to help you finding your style of teaching which is unique and personal! Each one of us has a different personality, skills and experience so why not to create a course where you can learn how to be authentic and creative in your own classroom?
To do this we need to study what is behind a music class, knowing deeply the learning areas that characterised it. I will help you understanding all the practical and theoretical elements of your music session to support you in the creation of your personal teaching approach.
A multimodal teaching approach
The workshop is designed to support you, teacher or music educator, in the structuring of your musical session for children aged between 3 and 15.
We will learn according to a MULTIMODAL AND INTERMODAL TEACHING APPROACH. The music activities and games involving movement, body percussion and voice. Also, I will build a path that gradually reaches the use of musical instrument, through imitation, composition and improvisation.
Specifically, I will help you understand how to manage a group through music, silence and playfulness and to discover all the elements to create a session that flows naturally.
Teaching music means welcoming every little idea and making it big thanks to everyone’s collaboration.
I’ve always wanted to understand what’s behind a music activity.
The course will develop on a continuous exchange between theory and practice, focusing on the description:
- of the learning areas on which the activities are based, to support you in designing your educational project;
- of the executive functions that are stimulated during group music activities (attention, short-term memory, flexibility, planning of cognitive activities, inhibition of impulses …);
- of exercises aimed at rediscovering one’s own musicality in the most natural and possible way, based on the latest research in neuromusic.
How is the course structured?
Teaching is my passion is a course that develops over the course of 4 monthly workshops. Each workshop last 6 hours, from 10.00am to 17.00am. The cost is £260 and you can decide to attend all the workshops or just a single course (in that case the cost is £70 per workshop).
You will receive ebooks with activities, power point, links to videos and songs. Participants of the course will be also part of the facebook group Teaching is my passion to share any other idea of ask for support.
What are the dates of the course?
Date to be confirmed – next course 2020.
Do you have other questions? Have a look below!
Can I participate even if I’m not a music teacher?
Yes, all levels are welcome! You will learn many new activities to use immediately with your students.
What if the activities are too difficult for me?
The activities are simple but effective, structured following a step-by-step process. There is always room for student and teacher improvisation, with the support of musical grammar and the use of new technologies.
What kind of music do you use in your sessions?
My classes are based on many different music pedagogies, approaches and cultures. In this sense, I can say that every style and genre is welcome in the classroom: instrumental music, songs with our without words, improvisation in all modes and meters, and lots of songwriting!