Each lesson comprises the following sections:
Greeting: A movement song for greeting, stimulating the vestibular system, and energizing the brain and body.
Warm-up Activity: Including focusing on in-tune singing and awareness of rhythms.
The development of in-tune singing includes Solfège hand signs and the Kids Music Company Body Scale© to establish a secure base for understanding intervals or note relationships. The hand signs are a traditional well-known system used in the Kodaly method. But, in our programme, we relate parts of our body to the pitch levels before using hand signs, so children have a more solid understanding of the pitch through physical, visual, and tactile stimulation.
Energizer: Gross-motor movement song, often linked to a related instrument song.
Instrument: An instrument song: for non-melodic percussion.
Action Song: Extra non-melodic songs for the 3 year olds to further develop skills in the playing of non-melodic percussion instruments.
- For yellow levels and above, developing playing techniques on melodic percussion instruments en masse, and
melodic percussion instruments in ensemble with other non- melodic percussion instruments.
- For Blue level and above, descant recorder and ukulele will be added.
Visual / Listening / Notation: Listening games and notation activities develop abilities to read and notate sounds in a sequence.
3-D Colour Song: A prop song using either individual props for children or a large shared prop. This includes tiny teddy bears, scarves, ribbons, raffia, or large items, such as the parachute or stretchy ring.
Warm Down: A visual activity on the whiteboard or other fine motor wind-down activity.
Closing: A cheerful coordination song to signal the end of the lesson.
This is a great start to the performing world and is catered to the young imaginative mind. An introduction to vocal ensemble is just part of what makes learning fun!
Students are encouraged to show their personalities through their singing, and song choices reflect the energy this group displays. As a group, techniques such as proper breathing and annunciation are introduced, and basic performance elements are established, such as posture and facial expression.
Students will learn to perform in larger and smaller groups, helping them become confident in their own abilities as performers.
Join us for a fun, informal, no-singing-experience-necessary rehearsal at Excite Academy.
If you've been here before, it'll be great to see you again - and if this is your first rehearsal, it'll be great to meet you!
We rehearse Monday nights from 7.00-8.00pm. Singing original arrangements from a variety of genres such as RnB, soul, pop and more. We offer a great space to build your creativity and confidence (as well as make some lovely new friends).
If you'd just like to come along and sing then that’s great too! This is the perfect place to create community, have fun and enjoy singing. We look forward to seeing you!
As part of the Excite Academy experience students learning an instrument with us will be offered the opportunity to be a part of a band. It will be a practical application of knowledge and practice in group work, while also being heaps of fun!
For more information, please enquire.
And watch this space for more details!