Autumnal Instrumentation

Wednesday 13th April 2016
Sarah Marra – Musical Play Tutor

Autumn is upon us and our music classes are so excited by the sounds, textures and new instrumentation that can be found around their gardens and local reserves. This week our homework was to go on a nature hunt and find some autumn treasure. The children delighted in sharing their treasure with the class as we sang an improvised song about what each child found during the week. The children and parents played their autumn instruments to the song ‘We Are Playing Music’. We then sang about the textures of the treasure, the smells of the treasure, the sounds of the treasure, and the look of the treasure. This was exploring the different leaves, nuts, shell casings, and seed pods by use of our different senses creating a sound understanding of what each item of treasure is.
What a wonderful sensory musical learning experience we shared.
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Please join us in congratulating Julie Wylie on the honour of being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) this year in the Queens Birthday Honours list.

Julie “founded the New Zealand Musical Parenting Association 22 years ago. She is the founder of the music programme and senior music specialist at the Champion Centre for children with special needs at Burwood Hospital, Christchurch. She has presented music workshops and papers internationally in China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Estonia, and Finland. She has received awards for her music leadership and international awards for her music resources. She runs her own music school, Julie Wylie Musical Play, for mothers and young children from babies up to eight years. She is a director for an international online training programme in Musical Play and Play Therapy. In 2006 she was instrumental in developing the Diploma in Early Childhood Music with the Institute of Registered Music Teachers New Zealand. Mrs Wylie has been a member of a number of organisations including the Society of Music Education, the New Zealand Society of Music Therapy, and an examiner for Registered Music Teachers New Zealand.”

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