Introducing children of all ages, especially the younger ones to music playtime has proven to be extremely beneficial to their learning skills, creativity, and their ability to express thoughts and ideas. During music time, it is interesting to watch how students explore and experiment with a range of musical rhythms, songs, and instruments. It shows how valuable music is to a child’s learning and development.
Students are taught how to play a variety of percussion instruments and they also learn about the technical elements of music itself. They learn about types of sounds and the structure of sound including tempo, beat, bass, pitch, volume, etc. Further, the students also learn about the different components of a song, such as chorus, bridge, and introduction. Above all, they are fascinated by how the instruments can be combined in harmony to create a wonderful piece of music.
At RMS, children in Grade 1 play percussion instruments to accompany poems, short stories and songs. They also are introduced to the families of instruments through listening and class activities. The introduction of basic music notation, terms and symbols are also introduced. From then on, we continue to develop the student’s knowledge and love for music. Overall, children need an alternative to the traditional classroom setting and methods of learning. Providing children with a space to creatively express themselves gives them a chance to let loose and take a break from a structured routine. They enjoy these creative forms of learning. Music time is almost a magical moment where students delight themselves in discovering and developing their hidden skills and talents.
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