LIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Our Malicounda Studio
With a little attention, we realize very quickly that rhythm is all around us. Working with the rhythm in concert with others improves productivity, focus, outcome, and joy.
Music and rhythm are universal languages that inspire children to explore their creativity.
Children in grades K-7 love to make music, move, and learn by engaging their entire being. Our virtual workshop focuses on fun, stories, and games allowing children to develop self-expression while learning to play with others. Participants will learn to appreciate different cultures and ways of being.
The activities are carried out using homemade tools: Using “home-grown” instruments: buckets, sticks, plastic bowls, jars/bags of rice or beans, and spoons!
This virtual yet interactive workshop rests on a foundation of rhythms to teach ensemble playing, body percussion, and music activities using instruments found in any home. The rhythms are learned using a call-and-response method. Once the children have mastered percussion, body movement is introduced.
Rhythm allows children to see their new potential and discover their own natural abilities. It increases vocabulary, enhances listening skills, and heightens concentration.
The workshop builds to improvisation activities where students are encouraged to express themselves through sound and movement. Fun and enjoyment are guaranteed!
Duration of session:
Sessions can last from 30 to 90 minutes. In addition, they can be accompanied by a percussion performance provided by professional artists. Activities are customized for various age groups and focus on participation.
Junior and secondary levels:
Music and rhythm are powerful languages that inspire and lead a student activity!
This interactive yet virtual workshop is built on a foundation of rhythms, body percussion, improvisation, movement, and rhythm activities. The rhythms are learned orally, using call and response. The activities are carried out using homemade tools: Using “home-grown” instruments: buckets, sticks, plastic bowls, jars/bags of rice or beans, and spoons!
Our middle and secondary workshops provide a greater focus on team-building and communication skills as well as leadership training for all student participants. Students will develop connections, empathy, and a sense of purpose and inner strength. A multicultural approach is also part of Malicounda’s goal of letting the students discover and experience instruments from several countries around the world.
Through creating and performing their own rhythms, students can continue to develop skills and knowledge that enhance the important development of self-image and social relationships. Cooperation and collaboration are emphasized in this age group, fostering positive interactions with others, and enhanced self-esteem.
The workshop ends with improvised activities that stimulate creativity: an established rhythm is a lead wire for the students to express themselves through movement and experience this beautiful and ancient art form. Fun and enjoyment are guaranteed!
LIVE VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY SHOW
Conducted in French, English or Spanish
For primary, junior, and secondary levels
This virtual and interactive performance with one professional musician and a co-host will present percussions, songs, dance, and an introduction of musical instruments from around the world. A study guide and a short video will be included.
Our goal is to present the power and beauty of rhythm by sharing this art form with children, teachers, and the community, providing a multicultural experience and opening their minds to the world. We hope to inspire the creative nature of children and teachers alike.
Description of the performance:
Some aspects of the performance are interactive; we will invite children and teachers to join us through movement and body percussion. As well as, using “home-grown” instruments: buckets, sticks, plastic bowls, jars/bags of rice or beans, and spoons students will have an opportunity to make music together.
- 50 minutes for grade 4 to secondary levels
- 40 minutes for kindergarten to grade 3.
- Songs in four languages: Interactive clapping to help the audience learn rhythm.
- Dance improvisation
- Short video: Children’s performance. Amazing talent will be showcased!
- Study guide: Musical instruments from different countries around the world
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