Learning Through Music: Reading Readiness & Math
“When words fail, music speak.” (H. C. Anderson)
We are very proud to present our educational and fun program:
Learning through Music; Learning through patterns, songs, rhythms and musical expression circle games that includes pattern, rhythm and songs.
The program includes the following segments:
- Reading readiness
- General themes
The students will be introduced to:
Numerical pattern: how many times did I clap? Or beat the drum
Sound recognition:which instrument did I play?
Drum to the beat
Count the beat 1-2-3-4
Take turns and practice listening to each other.
Work as one team.
A conductor will facilitate the group.
One student will facilitate a segment of the lesson – this part is powerful and empowering.
The students will learn new songs and how to pronounce the words correctly (English and Hebrew).
They will sing and drum at the same time.
Every student will experience the magic and the power of the beat!
The world of sounds:
What makes sound? Could we make a sound with our body?
Clap hands, snap fingers, stump feet, etc.
Question: to instigate thinking: Could we make a sound with our eyes? Ears? Belly?
Reading Readiness – Reading through Music:
- In this class, we will take the children on a musical journey around the A B C.
- The class is an introduction to the alphabet from A to Z through music and it is a combination between familiar songs and songs that were created and composed by Musical Minds.
- The children will learn the visual recognition of the letters and will sing the sound of them.
Each letter has a song, a story and a game.
Math through Music:
- The focus of the class will presents a musical and mathematical experience for young children.
- Numerical representation recognition.
- Addition and easy subtraction, which is taught in a creative way that is integrated with music, games, and fun.
- Chanting and counting to the drums will fill the room with the sound of enthusiastic children who are eager to learn their numbers.
Music is a universal language. Music and drumming is a great way to connect to one another.
Music help us promote socialization and improve focus:
- To release anxiety or tension in the class / Create a rhythm harmony
- How are you feeling today? Body percussion: Play your emotion on your body and the group will play along with you. When we all play the beat of our emotions together we mix all our emotions and harmonize.
The sadness would be mixed with happiness. It’s a way to cheer up someone that is down.
- Conversation with drums: 2 people – one will play a sentence the other will answer with the drum.
- Let’s reflect and connect to our feelings: A happy conversation/ Sad conversation, Mad, silly, story, etc.
- Vibrational touch: Place a guitar or any vibrational instrument on the back of the student whom his/her eyes are closed and strum the strings.
- One person in the center of the room with eyes covered while everyone is playing the drums.
- If a child is nonverbal try to achieve humming/ sound discovery/ find the vibration in his body.
- Rhythmic Ostinato/Pattern – play the drum and everyone will clap / We sync as we play / we connect
- Vocal Ostinato with voice: this is another way to connect to one another.
- Grounding activities
- Connecting through singing and dancing.
- Team building – Boom-whackers- Exercise – divide the class to groups and each group will create their own musical piece.
- Show interesting instruments – make instruments or use recycled material.
- We communicate through the beat. Synchronizing and harmonizing