National Arts Council-Arts Education Programme

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The National Arts Council- Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) aims to provide all children with access to quality arts education programmes. The following programmes are specially curated by NAC to bring quality music and movement experiences to the children:

(i) A Sunny Island Called Singapore: A Multicultural Music Movement Experience
(ii) Orff We Go! A Creative Music and Movement Experience
(iii) A Musical Adventure to Wigglepods Studio

 

A Sunny Island Called Singapore: A Multicultural Creative Music Movement

An introduction to songs and music that reflect our lives and culture in Singapore – the places we live in, the people we meet and the food we eat. These hands-on creative music movement sessions are designed to increase children’s repertoire of ideas and activities (in-line with MOE Kindergarten Curriculum Framework) in the early childhood classroom. We will SING, MOVE, CREATE and PLAY as we learn about the elements of music and movement.

 

Orff We Go! A Creative Music & Movement Experience

Children will be introduced to music education the Orff-Schulwerk way. The Orff approach is a way of teaching children about music that engages their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of percussion instruments (e.g. drums, claves, shakers, xylophones, glockenspiels). Children will be learning musical concepts using different modalities (singing, chants, dance, movement, dramatization and use of instruments). This is a developmentally appropriate approach that involves a child’s natural sense of play in improvisation and composition.

 

A Musical Adventure to Wigglepods Studio

Want to learn about composers? Or integration of stories with instruments? This is an introductory music exposure session where children will have fun playing with assorted tuned and untuned instruments. The main highlight will be working with xylophones, metallophones and boomwhackers. Children will have deepened their understanding of timbre in music. At the end of the session, children will be engaged in a group ensemble activity where they will link stories/composers to the music experience.