Sadly, due to the pandemic and other factors, Young Move-icians is no longer running. I am very sorry to make this announcement. If anything changes I will post updates here. Stay safe everyone, and keeping making music!
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Church Hill, Horsell
Church Hill House
After-school music class, teaching musicianship through singing and movement to children in Years 1-
Operating as usual
Leading Singing Effectively, Saturday 21st February, Chertsey, Surrey. Please click on the link and come and join me!
Stepping Notes Leading Singing Effectively A WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS AND ALL WHO LEAD SINGING by Amy Bebbington Friday, 21st February, 2020
Corra Sound and The Rivers perform At St Mary's Church, Horsell, Woking, Surrey on 8th December! Can't wait for a ca****la choral magic to happen!! Please join us! Tickets are £12 (under 15s free!) from Costcutter or on the door. Would love to see my Young Move-icians and their families there. It promises to be a wonderful evening of singing!
Just a quick reminder that there is no class tomorrow, Wed 6th November.
Lil’ Liza Jane take 2!
Lil’ Liza Jane with “doh, soh” ostinato on boomwhackers, “syn-co-pa” bells and unison (pentatonic) singing. Well done Young Move-icians!
Wed July 10th is watching week! Bring grandparents, parents, siblings and friends to the Salvation Army Church Hall, Sythwood, from 3.30-4.30pm
A Ram Sam Sam and Seagull Seagull in combination. This was following some spectacular bean bag passing and throwing! Rhythm language, pitch, pulse, meter, listening skills, coordination, team work, and, of course, great fun, satisfaction and sense of achievement! Well done Young Move-icians!
And here’s what Seagull sounds like
We’ve been singing beautiful quodlibets: Seagull, London Bridge and A ram Sam Sam all fit together. Here is Seagull using rhythm rods.
Continuing skip-ti rhythms and descending scales. Well done Young Move-icians!
Congolese Song, Si si si, with bean bag passing in the meter of 4, singing in 2 parts (almost!) Well done Young Move-icians!!
Please share this and encourage your friends to join Young Move-icians. There is no better way into music
‘Music needs to stay on the school curriculum’, says head of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra A leading British orchestra has expressed its concern over the dwindling presence of music in schools, saying ‘teenagers need reassurance that music matters’.
Fish and chips medley with celebratory roll!!!
Delighted to finally have these booklets compiled and printed for my Young Move-icians!
Do I hear a peal of boomwhackers?! Our knowledge of the diatonic scale continues...
Delighted with my Young Move-icians ability to walk the pitch and rhythm of the descending scale within the Alphabet Song.
Also beginning to look at ties and dotted notes with the help of Tarquin (ta) and Tilly (ti). This will feed nicely into our Fish and Chips Song!
Moving towards full diatonic scales with Senua dedende and the Alphabet Song. Here we are working on the rhythm of the Alphabet Song using our colourful rhythm rods. Phrase 3 is a repetition of phrase 1 (of course)! We cover ta, ta-a, ti-ti and ta-a-a-a (crotchet, minim, quaver and semibreve) in blue, green, red and black blocks. All very tactile, accessible and geometrically satisfying!
Tony Chestnut in rhythm rod technicolour! (Line 1 is repeated after line 2, then straight to line 3)
We are very excited to have a new full set of rhythm rods! Here is Tony Chestnut using ta, ti-ti and sh (rest) adding even more colour to our music classes
Very proud of my Young Move-icians and their music making. Using ‘d s d’ and ‘d r m’ ostinati, bean bag pulse and vocal melody. Happy New Year all!
I'm running a workshop called "Leading Singing, a workshop for Primary Teachers" in Englefield Green, Surrey, on Saturday 6th April. Please share. Thank you!
Lovely to see such confident musical progress from all the children in my Young Move-icians group. They were able to write down this action song (Tony Chestnut) using their knowledge of note values, rhythm language, solfa, the stave, repeat marks and meter. So proud of such a keen group who take genuine delight in their musical learning!
I hope to see as many Young Move-icians at this concert as possible!
This will be a fantastic concert (perfect for the whole family) featuring Jubilate and Corra Sound on Saturday 3rd November, Christ Church, Woking, Surrey, 6-7pm. Tickets £10/5, refreshments included. Do come and support this event which is part of Wavelength: Celebrating Women in Choral Leadership. Please share this with all your friends. It would be great to see familiar faces in the audience!
Learning about scales and modes using the Kodaly method. More rhythm skills (using ta, ti-ti and skip-te) next week. So proud of my Young Move-icians’ progress!
Come and join Young Move-icians to make you smarter, happier and healthier!
This is a very interesting article promoting the benefits of music teaching within a school environment. Young Move-icians draws on the excellent teaching models established by Kodaly and Dalcroze. Please do read and share!
Can't wait to start back on Wednesday - more fun to be had learning new songs and new musical skills!
Ever wondered what we do at Young Move-icians? Here's a Pentatonic song about a little frog who wants a friend. Wooden frog instrument playing slow pulse (stride) rest of group using bean bags to play double pulse (walk), soloist scanning ta and ti-ti rhythms for visual reference, everyone singing pitch and rhythm.
Lessons at the Salvation Army Church Hall after Easter will now be held on Wednesdays, 3.30-4pm. Come and visit us for a free taster session and to see all the musical learning and fun activities that go on.
So proud of my Young Move-icians who are continuing to develop syncopa, and learning about 3 time, up beats, dotted rhythms, pentatonic scales and working with balls/bean bags. Incredibly proud of their progress and ever expanding musical knowledge and feeling.
If you need further evidence about the exponential benefits gained from singing, read this article by Professor Graham Welch.
Looking forward to sharing more musical knowledge from the 8th January with my wonderful Young Move-icians!
The benefits of singing | Sing Up Resources and ideas to put singing at the heart of learning.
A little Christmas reading for all Young Move-icians' families.
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