Julie quoted in latest OHBaby! Magazine

‘You cannot be cross with your children if you are singing’

Pick up a copy of the lastest OHBaby! Magazine to find quotes from Julie amongst a wonderful article by Miriam McCaleb.

 


Vivaldi- Four Seasons for Children Concert

A very special concert for children in Christchurch!

 

 

BAROQUE MUSIC COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL
TRUST OF NEW ZEALAND and THE CHAMPION CENTRE
PRESENT

Vivaldi – Four Seasons for Children

TWO matinee concerts: musical play linking art, dance and music.

2pm – children up to 4 years
4pm – children from 5-8 years

Door open half an hour before
the beginning of each concert

Adult $10
Child $5
Tickets at the door – cash only

You can listen to two samples of music which will be played on period instruments by Szabolcs Illes, Edita Keglerova, Tomas Hurnik, Johnathan Tanner and Shelley Wilkinson:

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Autumn (3rd movement)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SiyhRSMiPI

Summer (Presto) – Vivaldi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjwwEg7-tuw

More information about concert for children at bmcetnz@gmail.com

Links:
https://www.baroquemusic.co.nz/
http://www.championcentre.org.nz/

 

From Julie:

When children are able to experience music through movement, dance and sensory play such as drawing, painting to music, they develop a strong sense of the form of music, the beginning, middle end of a piece of music. They develop understanding of how to listen and respond creatively to musical expression, to the sequences, phrases, timing, rhythmic patterns and melodic contours of the music. Such play opens up the world of musical imagination and a sense of appreciation and wonder. Musical appreciation is developed when parents sing, dance and play musically with their children and when they are given many varied opportunities to experience the world of music and music making.

 


Location for Monday Classes

We are so delighted to be starting our classes on Monday 30th January:  please note these Monday classes will be at the Mt Pleasant Community Centre McCormacks Rd, just off the Causeway.

 

 


Musical Play Classes 2017

Welcome to another year of Musical Play and Musical Play Classes.

Our classes start on:
Monday morning January 30th at Orange Studio, Ferrymead
Tuesday 31st January at 50 Lincoln Road,
Wednesday morning 1st February at Emmett St Christian Community Centre
Friday morning 3rd February at 50 Lincoln Road. Bookings are essential.

For further information and enquiries please contact our administrator Helen Powell at. juliewyliemusicalplay@gmail.com

Julie Wylie’s musical play classes were developed 27 years ago and have received National and international recognition. Her “Sing and Play”series of CDs have won national and international awards.
Julie is presenting at the Institute of Registered Music Teachers’ national conference here in Christchurch next week on the 18th January. This year she has been invited to present in China and Sydney.

Julie’s Musical Play team are highly qualified musicians with graduate qualifications in music and related disciplines. We are delighted to welcome brilliant musician Tamara Smith to our Tuesday and Wednesday classes.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRES.

MUSICAL PLAY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR JAMES ST, PRE SCHOOL CHILDREN AND STAFF.

We have been enjoying working with teachers and children from James St. Pre School in Redcliffs, Christchurch. They are participating in an eight week programme which includes weekly musical play classes designed to suit the different ages and stages of development of their children from toddlers, middle years and older children about to transition to school.

The aims for this musical play programme are:

  • To enhance children’s natural musicality.
  • To use music for arousing or calming.
  • To develop a sense of music community.
  • To develop musical singing, saying, moving and playing.
  • To promote tuneful singing for children and staff alike using scale songs in relation to counting and body awareness.
  • To promote musical play in all aspects of the curriculum and to help teachers feel confident and competent in singing instructional songs and using music throughout daily routines.
  • To reinforce and follow the children’s own music ideas in their own play, thus building self esteem and communication.
  • To help establish rhythmical play, steady beat, understanding of weight, time, space and energy.
  • To use a range of props in group music sessions such as natural materials,  poi, rakau, parachute, rainbow ring, maracas in ways that help children to listen, wait, take turns, follow sung instructions and enjoy musical play as a group.
  • To include a training PD evening for teachers so that they learn how, why  what music does in relation to children’s emotional, physical, cognitive, social and psychological development.

Reflective practice is a vital part of helping teachers to listen, watch, wait and understand how children naturally include the elements of music in their own play. Such musical play promotes brain growth and development and joyful relationship based  music interactions. Music can then underpin every aspect of the curriculum.

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Sing with your child… Even if you think you can’t sing!

Take a look at this article from OHbaby that featured in their latest newsletter- Emma Fahy shares what she has learned from Julie about music as a form of therapy.

http://www.ohbaby.co.nz/under-5/development/sing-to-baby-heres-why/

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Rhythm Rumble Article

Julie recently presented at the Victorian Orff -Schulwerk Conference in Melbourne where she was invited to present three music workshops. This is written by Lola one of the participants who interviewed her after one of the workshops.

Julie Wylie made me feel 3 years old again.

I travelled back in time to my childhood,  through a Julie Wylie workshop at the VOSA (Victorian Orff Schulwerk Assoc) annual conference.  And I loved it!

Through my endeavours to find quality music for my music classes I had come across Julie Wylie on iTunes.  The songs were always soft and instructional and perfect for teaching music for music purposes.  So I was super excited to be involved in a Workshop Julie was conducting.  As soon as the session started this fairy like lady wafted around the room singing a little tune to gather all the adults into a circle.  We all abided her gentle ways and it seemed initially as though she was singing for herself.  But I was wrong, there was a plan, and a very deliberate plan and we were all transported back to being 3 years old and participating in a Julie Wylie music class.

Julie is an Interntaional Childrens Award winner for her album “Bop it in a Rocket” and graciously agreed to be interviewed and she shared her inspiration for teaching music.  As a child Julie was influenced by a cousin who was a Concert Pianist and a musical Kinder teacher who instilled musical confidence.  She has had music in her life forever.

She tells a story of when she was a Highschool teacher and noticed so many children couldn’t keep a steady beat or sing in tune and taught a program with a group of troubled teens.   she would listen to their music (Heavy Metal) and analyse it with them. A student admitted that listening to their style of music made him feel anxious.  Being a great teacher she made a trade off by asking them to listen to her music such as Beethoven Pastoral Symphony and the children were encouraged to listen and analyse.  The result was the “most musical and moving things she has every seen.” The boys made their own instruments and performed music and re-enacted Beethovens character and turned their attitude and life around.

Julie is equally passionate about her work with The Champion Centre in Christchurch, which is an early intervention program for infants and young children with disabilities,  which Julie was asked to set up 23 years ago.  As a Highschool teacher she had to unlearn and relearn and with her Music therapy background with Nordoff Robbins has become a leader in this field. You can read more about it here The Champion Centre

Julie’s approaches her music classes with an overall plan to teach music elements, but not with a structured lesson plan as she allows and encourages the children to direct the music lesson.  Althoug every class involves Nursery rhymes around the rainbow ring and a Hello song based on the 5 note scale.  But, the magic happens in the last 15 minutes of the class where they have access to organza, drums, chime bars and their imagination.  Children are encouraged to improvise and compose their own music after being immersed in a musical playground.

So inspired by children’s musical ability, she played me a song she recorded that was composed by a young child in her music class and played on the Chime bars and was truly beautiful.

Julie’s style is a blend of music education and music therapy, as she wants music to reach and touch and build relationships. She is coming from the world of the child, listening and watching the children to effectively communicate through music.  The most important element to this approach is that children feel her love and at the end of the session they come and give her cuddles.

I learnt so much from meeting Julie Wylie, and being in her presence.  It was evident she truly loves her work and loves children.  If you haven’t experienced Julie Wylie’s music you must check out her website.Julie Wylie and do yourself and your children a BIG BIG Favour!

Big Love

Lola

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Christmas Event

We are excited to share that Julie will be leading a wonderful morning of songs and music for pre schoolers at a special Christmas event hosted by the Transitional Cathedral.

Pop the date in your diaries now for your pre-schoolers and you to enjoy together!

Thursday 8 December 2016 10.30-11.30am, Transitional Cathedral

Enquiries: Revd Nicky Lee Tel. 353 7883 or 021 267 8795


Julie Wylie presents “The Key To Wellbeing is Musical Play” in Glasgow, Scotland later this month

Julie has been invited to present a peer reviewed workshop “The Key To Wellbeing is Musical Play” at the 2016 International Society of Music Education later this month in Glasgow, Scotland. This is a huge honour. Julie will be working with top musicians from all around the world. She leaves on the 14th July for Vienna, Salzburg and Berlin prior to the conference. The classes are in very capable hands with the music team while she is away. Julie will be back on the 2nd August.


New Postgraduate Certificate in Play Therapy and Musical Play

 


Testimonials

The Early Learning Centre staff that we present workshops to, are loving your CDs and they give us wonderful feedback on how much the children love them. All the best for your continued work in the field of Early Childhood music.

Rose Bloom and Jill Holland, Musical Moments (Sydney, Australia)
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