In Grade 3 we begin by focussing on body percussion for the first four lessons, and students put together their own class ensembles.
Students then begin some simple improvisation, using only one note at first, and then learn to notate their ideas using 'stick' notation.
In Grade four we are using a lot more improvisation in the lessons, using more accurate notation and expanding their range of notes.
Students will also create accompaniment patterns using technology, and then real instruments.
In Grade 5 we gradually add in more technology, with around half the lessons using computers or tablets with sequencing software. Students also continue improvising with gradually more and more complicated scales and structure, giving them more tools to create with.
In Grade 6 our focus is on technology with most of the lessons using individual computers or tablet devices. We have structured these lessons so that no matter what computers and software you have available.. you can still use these lessons! Grade six students will love creating their own movie soundtrack for a short film, plus creating their own rap beats and spoken chants.
In this session we come right back to the beginning,.. for the tiny children who are just starting school. Here we begin with the first lessons children start with.. starting with the musical elements of sound, silence, dynamics and pitch and we get them making musical soundscapes to a story using instruments or appropriate technology.
In Grade 1 we begin to use iconic notation to organise the children’s musical ideas, and children draw pictures and create their own simple compositions. They also continue to work on their improvisation skills and create their own question and answer phrases.
In Grade 2 we look at expression of emotion and musical ideas through their improvisation, and we also create some soundscapes and students will create the musical accompaniment for a poem.
Plus you'll get three amazing bonus products to support your teaching ...
Get instant download access to these products immediately after your registration.
Valued at $29.95
This package of ideas and arrangements for classroom percussion instruments will give an excellent kick start to your students learning.
Valued at $39.95
Songs and games edition
If you have boomwhacker pitched percussion tubes available, having access to this program in addition to our composition material will really enhance your children's learning.
Want to watch a sample lesson?
The sample below is just one of the seventy student videos and lessons that are included in this program. You will have twelve months access to all student videos and associated materials via a special members area website you can access in the classroom.