Musical workshop for the youngest English learners!
Based on his years of experience as a teacher of English as a foreign language, Danny created this musical game as a way to develop English language and music skills for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Through singing and movement, and accompanied by the magical sound of the balafon, children discover what animals live in this musical forest. Each animal is paired with a unique percussion instrument that correspond to the sounds. Children can try out all the instruments, making the session a fun and memorable learning experience.
Dramatise a story with music! In Danny’s musical storytelling workshops, students from preschool through elementary explore how music and instruments can be incorporated in storytelling. Students participate in a variety of fun and engaging activities that help develop language, musical, and dramatic skills, including:
Danny also gives musical storytelling workshops for students learning English as a foreign language.
What defines a musical instrument? In the west we tend to think of instruments as expensive objects made by expert craftsmen, but in many parts of the world it is still common to build instruments from whatever tools and resources are available to the average person. In Danny’s homemade instrument workshops, students discover the music in everyday objects. Activities include:
With older students, Danny’s homemade instrument workshops can easily be tied into larger lessons both about sustainability and the physics of sound.