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Music for Minors

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Music for Minors offers fun, musical classes for young children. Children have the opportunity to explore sound through singing, movement, listening and playing instruments. By singing songs and playing games young children will absorb musical experiences even if they appear not to be listening! The structured sessions, help children learn to listen, sit still and move around when asked and settle into a routine. Children will also learn to share and socialise with others. Session content includes Kodály based songs and games which introduce the concepts of rhythm, pulse, pitch, dynamics and even musical notation and composition in an unconscious way so that children find classes interesting and fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rhythm and sound games are played in the older classes introducing basic musical concepts such as pitch and dynamics. Music for Minors is not a franchise which means each class offers a unique experience compared to other music groups. All classes run school term time only booking is essential.

What is Kodály? Kodály's approach to music education is based on teaching, learning and understanding music through song. Singing gives everyone access to music without any technical know-how of playing an instrument - in fact our voices are our own in-built instrument! Singing is important for many reasons: it builds confidence, gives people a sense of unity (it is something everyone can do despite race, age, ability, social and economic factors etc) it is also joyful and sociable! The Kodály approach uses a country's own folk song material, it being the most effective way of learning. Singing is the fastest way to internalise music: pulse, rhythm, pitch and melody. It develops musical memory, inner hearing, true intonation and harmonic hearing. Engaging in singing shows an increase in concentration, levels of achievement and social harmony. Music and rhythm can help children: Release energy and channel it in creative and productive directions; Express emotions;gain confidence in themselves and realise they can use their bodies and minds together; Learn new words and ideas;learn about themselves, relationships and bond with others.

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Classes are held in various locations including: Crigglestone, Walton, Horbury, Thornes and Ossett. There are classes to suit Babies from 4mths through to 5yrs. Music for Minors can also offer sessions in schools and nursery settings, libraries and community groups and party entertainment. More information can be found on the website www.musicforminors.co.uk

contact : Melanie Cossins
Tel : 01924275818
Email : melanie@musicforminors.co.uk
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