The Songs We Sing
Children will explore beat and
rhythm, while learning how music
communicates thoughts, feelings
and messages. Using parts of the
body, as well as their own voices,
students will learn the elements
of creating a song and, in turn,
create their own fun and imaginative musical pieces.
A Cappella Bands
Students will learn how voices can be used to create
sounds like instruments and then arrange their own
piece of music to perform in a cappella style. The
class will be taught the importance of vocal warmups,
posture and breathing techniques, while learning
about pitch, phrasing, and harmony.
The Sounds We Play
Using percussion instruments, like boomwhackers,
sticks, drums, tambourines and bells, students will
begin to understand the elements for creating patterns
in music. Through improvisational and conducted
music, students will learn about timing, rhythm, beat
and expressing feeling and emotion through music.
Students will listen to, perform and discuss African
music and culture, as it relates to the popular music
of today. They will demonstrate knowledge of the
major characteristics of African music and will learn
to recognize those characteristics through a series of
listening exercises. The workshop will conclude with a
concert where students will perform.
Vocal & Percussion
A Pocket Full of Rhymes
Using well-known Nursery Rhymes,
students will explore rhythmic and melodic patterns,
loud and soft dynamics and the elements of communication
through music.The words will be the springboard
into creating creative movement, vocal and
musical pieces, using percussion instruments.The class
performs their final creations at the end of the day.
Words We Can Sing
Poetry can be lyrical in nature and
therefore, serve as the inspiration for a musical piece.
Students will explore pattern, rhythm, beat and emotion
in poetry and then create their own poetic pieces. From
these creations, groups of children will create their
own musical interpretations using the spoken and the
singing voice, as well as percussion instruments.
Musical creations will be performed at the end of the
MUSIC & DRAMA
Students will be introduced to the
elements of musical theatre in this
Using an existing musical, students
will explore script work, choreography, singing,
improvisation and character development. The role of
the actor and the audience will be presented, while
participants gain a better appreciation of professional
aspects of the art form.
Students will interpret the mood, feelings,
colours and beats of musical pieces and stories, using
their body and voice as the impetuous in creating a
mythical performance piece. Individual and group
work will be explored, as well as the use of props and
Music & Visual Art
The Sounds We Found
During this workshop students will
create their own instruments with found objects. Using
the instruments, the class will write their own music
and perform their compositions. Students will learn
about sound production and how different types of instruments
The Colour of Music
Students will discuss the relationship
between colour in art and music. They will analyze and
create artwork and then use the work to compose music
that clearly demonstrates the colours portrayed in their
creations. This workshop will conclude with a concert
where students perform their original music.
Music Then & Now
Through a fun and imaginative assortment
of games, physical exercises, visuals and musical pieces,
students will explore various types of music throughout
history and learn about the historical significance
of the music then and now.