Duration: 60 mins
I will tailor the content to meet the abilities of the participants and can make things as simple or complex as required. Music is not a prerequisite for this workshop.
- Flat floor space
- Performance space for the number of students that they can move around in
- Power for Grant’s speaker/s.
- Most schools/venues have a PA and can bring my headset and plug into their system
Who is it for?
- Perfect for large groups!
- Student groups - primary, secondary, tertiary
- Community workshops
- Men’s shed’s
- Disengaged boys groups
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Music is a natural way to promote physical development in young children. Dancing and exploring instruments tap into children’s inherent curiosity and love of sound and movement. In fact, a 2010 study published by the National Academy of Sciences suggests that babies find music more engaging than speech, and are born with the ability and desire to move rhythmically to music.
Music and movement are inseparable in young children. Dancing involves processing sounds and patterns and responding to rhythms in a way that requires coordination, motor planning, and flexibility. Instruments provide opportunities to practice motor control. Children quickly learn that striking a drum forcefully makes a loud sound, while isolating each finger to press piano keys can create distinct tones.
Research shows that music training enhances the development of motor skills in children. Instrumental training in early childhood enhances fine motor skills, or the ability to use small muscle movements, and also results in structural brain changes. Music and movement classes have been shown to improve complex locomotor skills, such as galloping, leaping, and skipping.