Integrating music in the day to day classroom management and curriculum at the kindergarten.

Course Price

350 euros

Course length

35 Hours

Buy Course
Integrating music in the day to day classroom management and curriculum at the kindergarten.

Instructor

Maria Demosthenous

Maria Demosthenous is a graduate of Music Department in Aristotele University of Thessaloniki and she has a diploma in piano performance. She has also a Master Degree on Leadership and Managememt in Education from CIIM. She has attended many workshops, conferences and seminars on Music Education and Piano Teaching. Further she is a certified Kodaly educator with a specialization in Early Childhood Music.

With more than 15 years teaching experience in both private and public sector in classrooms, private and group teaching, she offers adults training courses in the field of music Education, in Cyprus and abroad.

In 2018 she has founded A.MUS.ED with the vision of offering quality music education in Cyprus.

About the course

This course is designed for educators who teach babies, toddlers and preschoolers and want to engage more music making in their daily routine.



COURSE VENUE:

The course will take place in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. During the course there will be some visits in schools. The transportation expenses are included in the fees.



COURSE OBJECTIVES

To experience the importance of music making

To learn practical techniques that can easily be applied in a group of young children

To provide theoretical and empirical experiences in Early Childhood Music Teaching

To enhance the Teacher's musicality that will empower them to use music in their daily routine

To learn how a music lesson can be set up

To create a network for future projects



METHODS

A variety of methods will be implemented in order to give both theoretical and practical support to the teachers. The participants will have the opportunity to participate in lectures, workshops, team activities, case studies and visits to real classes in order to have an integrated training.



DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE

DAY 1

Getting to know each another: Ice-breaking activities

Lecture: Theories behind the importance of music making in early childhood

Practical seminar: Breathing techniques

Warm ups and tuning of our voice

Improving our listening skill through singing in choir



DAY 2

Lecture: Introduction to great musician pedagogues (Kodaly, Dalcroze, Orff, Suzuki)

Practical workshop on Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze pedagogues.

​​

DAY 3

Visits to kindergartens to observe music lessons in action

Discussion on observations

Lecture: How to set up a lesson plan​

Variety of songs that can be used

Props and activities that can be used in a music lesson



DAY 4

Practical seminar: Team work to prepare music lessons for different themes.

Presentation of the lesson plans

Practical seminar: How we choose the appropriate songs for the each age

How we set up a school music show



DAY 5

Practical workshop: Children's choir: Warm up activities for preschool children choir

How we teach songs

How do we contact a children's choir

Award ceremony


Dates of courses 2021

22 -26 February

12 - 16 April

14 - 18 June

27 September - 1 October

22 - 26 November