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 SingMovePlay Orff Studio 

Most children enjoy moving to music, using their voices in many ways, AND making sounds on instruments. At this development stage, music is a total experience for the child. SING MOVE PLAY is a choral-based music program which offers children an introduction to elemental music and movement based on the Carl Orff approach to music education (Orff Schulwerk - Music for Children). It is group music, making each child an important member, able to participate and contribute his or her own ideas.

The accent is on the learning process rather than on the performance. The Sing Move Play experience serves as preparation for choir, orchestra, solo instruments, dance and theatre. The Sing Move Play process emphasizes a variety of skills, including pitch awareness, auditory discrimination, the development of rhythm through speech and movement, and of melody through simple songs and singing games. Handling and using non-pitched and pitched instruments is also an important feature. Above all, the program fosters a FEELING of enjoyment for music-making with others.

THE PROGRAM for 3, 4, 5, 6 year olds

At this development stage, music is a total experience for the child. Thus the sessions emphasize a variety of skill, including pitch awareness, auditory discrimination, the development of rhythm through speech and movement, and of melody through simple songs and singing games. Handling and using non-pitched instruments is also an important feature. Above all, the program fosters a FEELING of enjoyment for music-making with others.

The curriculum will develop age appropriate materials using speech (rhymes, poems, stories), singing (games, action songs, folk materials), movement, dance, body percussion (clapping, patschen, stamping), pitched instruments (xylophones, etc), and non-pitched instruments (bells, hand drums, triangles, etc).

PROGRAMS FOR 7-9yrs 

ENSEMBLE  I

The program further develops the speech, movement, dance, body percussion, non-pitched and pitched instruments. The children will work with and develop musical skills of concentration, pitch discrimination, listening, singing, rhythm, form, basic harmony, improvisation, music reading and playing instruments in solo and ensemble activities. A continued focus will be the development of the singing voice.

ENSEMBLE II

The program is an extension of ENSEMBLE I adding the soprano recorder.  There is further development and exploration of harmony, improvisation and music reading with a continued focus on the singing voice.

THE STUDENTS

Any child from 3-9 is welcome to experience and be part of the SING MOVE PLAY ORFF MUSIC PROGRAM. The children are grouped according to age and experience.

THE PARENTS

Parents are invited to participate and observe throughout the term. In addition, open classes will be held at the end of the each term.

PARTICIPATION

Orff Schulwerk participation workshops for parents will be held from time to time, designed to give parents the opportunity to experience some of the activities on an adult level.

THE CLASSES

The 45 minute classes will be held once a week beginning in mid September and ending in May, with holiday breaks at Christmas and Easter. Class maximum size for 3 year olds is 10-12, 4 year olds is 13-14, while all other older classes are between 12-15. All materials and instruments will be supplied.

STUDIO LOCATION

SING MOVE PLAY ORFF STUDIO

North Glenmore Park Community Centre

2231 Longridge Drive SW

Calgary, Alberta

(Next to the Calgary Girls School)

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEGINNING THE ORFF MUSIC EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR CHILD

For more information, or to register please contact:

Debra Giebelhaus-Maloney

Telephone: (403) 258-3466

Email: Debra@SingMovePlay.com  or Orff@SingMovePlay.com  

To view or download the current registration brochure click on the registration box on the top left hand side of this page. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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