Because Arohanui Strings passionately believe that all children deserve the opportunity to participate in music-making every day, we are offering a FREE teacher workshop this term. The object is to help all teachers and caregivers enjoy simple music-making with their tamariki, using minimal props and technology. Music is a great tool to encourage empathy, pro-social behaviour and classroom skills like listening, making a circle, taking turns etc. We have developed a valuable resource for teachers of the 5-8 age group, The Alphabet Songbook. Our workshop will be based on this book and how to use it in the classroom for joyful movement, as well as building literacy and numeracy through music. Check it out here: www.alphabetsongbook.nz Books will be available for sale on the day.
Where: Kawakawa room, Stokes Valley Community Hub, Lower Hutt
Who: all teachers, teacher aides, and caregivers of junior primary school (approx up to age 8), especially those who feel they “can’t sing”.
Arohanui Strings-Sistema Hutt Valley is sponsoring a unique PD event for teachers and caregivers of young children. We have been teaching music in the Hutt Valley for nine years, providing quality youth orchestra classes with instruments provided, all free of charge to children age 6 and up. In addition to our after-school orchestra, we have also visited classrooms in the northern Hutt schools regularly, working with whole classes and their teachers. Our website is listed below for more information.