Singing games are the best! What are your students’ favourites for the end of year?
Our end of year concert, 'Patana Primary', is this coming Thursday. It features performances by all of our extra curricular groups, the presentation of the Music Awards and a few soloists too. It is bound to be jam-packed full of wonderful music-making. Jam-packed is the relevant phrase here, as it is likely to last for … Continue reading MCs or no MCs?
I spend most of my week engaging with young musicians, developing musical skills and encouraging enjoyment of music. But this week, I have been lucky enough to focus on my own enjoyment as a listener and audience member. First I enjoyed an amazing orchestra concert by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, midweek I saw an awesome … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Support Live Music as a Music Educator
Year 2 are looking at the science of sound as part of their science week. The music team are contributing to a good understanding of vibrations, playing instruments and high and low sounds from a musical point of view. We started with some questions this week and had some excellent discussion: What is sound? Where … Continue reading Year 2 Science of Sound – Pitch Perfect Understanding
Year 1 have been consolidating high, low and going upwards- going downwards. They loved using angklungs for this and so did I. Our focus song was: Elevator, won't you take me, 1-2-3-4-5 Elevator, won't you take me, 5-4-3-2-1 (I found the chant of this at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra website and made up the (obvious) … Continue reading Year 1 – ‘High-Low’ with Angklungs