Music is a rich, joyful and valuable experience and has a positive influence on many aspects of human development including emotional intelligence, cognitive abilities, physical coordination, health and wellbeing as well as social interaction. In this course participants will gain practical skills teaching music in the primary classes, utilising mainly the voice, recorder and percussion instruments. Discussion of Steiner’s philosophies of music education will be supported with practical examples of music to teach classes 1 through 6. Participants will develop recorder skills and learn how to impart this knowledge without any prior knowledge of musical notation or playing an instrument. There will be instruction on correct recorder technique including tone production, articulation and finger co-ordination. As singing is of central importance in Steiner education, this course will explore simple unison melodies for use in the early primary classes.
This is a valuable and essential workshop for teachers of the Primary classes. We invite casual participants to enrol in the workshop as a standalone module, or to join us for the full Spring Seminar this September.
Cost: $160 AUD per person (incl. GST)
Please note that this module requires some self-paced learning activities to be completed prior to in-person sessions.
Dates and Times
Monday 26 Sept 9am – 10.30am (Session 1)
Monday 26 Sept 11am – 12.30pm (Session 2)
Tues 27 Sept 9am – 10.30am (Session 3)
Tues 27 Sept 11am – 12.30pm (Session 4)
Sydney: Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag 2068
Northern Rivers Hub: Cape Byron Steiner School