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February 2018

Summer Interactive Concert: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

February 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Mount Pleasant Community Centre,
3 Mccormacks Bay Rd, Christchurch, 8081 New Zealand
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Summer Interactive Concert: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons For children 3-8 years old* with guest dancer Mareike Greb (Germany) Baroque Period Instrument Ensemble and Julie Wylie Musical Play   Children and their parents can experience the magical sound of period instruments through listening, watching and dance using a variety of props including organza, streamers, ribbons, and scarves. Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a beautiful venue with a lovely view, café and playground. Children are welcome to come in costume as…

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March 2018

The Science, Art and Psychology of Musical Play Workshop Series – Workshop 1

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hao Room, Te Hāpua (Halswell Library),
341 Halswell Road, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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WORKSHOP 1 – THE SCIENCE OF MUSICAL PLAY Monday 5th March, 7pm – 9pm, with Julie Wylie and Occupational Therapist Julie Frew Music is a language of the emotions, which affects our mood. It can cause us to feel calm, or agitated and over-aroused. This workshop is designed to help parents, teachers and educators understand how music works in relation to the brain, why babies are “born musical” and able to take turns in musical conversations from birth, and what…

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The Science, Art and Psychology of Musical Play Workshop Series – Workshop 2

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hao Room, Te Hāpua (Halswell Library),
341 Halswell Road, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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WORKSHOP 2 – THE ART OF MUSICAL PLAY Thursday 15th March, 7pm – 9pm, with Julie Wylie Musical play is the child’s first language and is a natural part of the life and culture of children. It opens up an imaginative, magical world of possibilities. Sensory musical play helps children to listen, express, feel, move and develop a strong sense of self in relation to others. It structures the moment, helping children to make sense of their world. Musical play…

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The Science, Art and Psychology of Musical Play Workshop Series – Workshop 3

March 19 @ 7:00 pm
Boardroom, South Library,
66 Colombo Street, corner Hunter Terrace and Colombo Street, Christchurch, Canterbury
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WORKSHOP 3 – THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSICAL PLAY Monday 19th March, 7pm – 9pm, with Julie Wylie Music is a vital part of our humanity and is an intuitive, expressive language of the emotions. Musical play activates every part of the brain and promotes healthy brain growth and development. Musical play helps develop emotional, musical connections. It supports non-verbal and verbal communication, providing a powerful means of communication for children with special needs. It brings everyone together in the moment…

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