Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Adventures in Music Listening - Christmas

We had our first Adventures in Christmas Music Listening classes this month. Six students came on the first two Saturdays in December for 2-1/2 hours each day. We learned about changing forms.
We started with origami.
Changing four squares of paper into a Santa.

We then combined some odd objects to make a wind chime. By odd I mean, nails, bolts, nuts, rope, dowel rod, fishing wire and beads.

We played games to help us compose a Christmas Rondo. All five rondos will be posted on my website at http://www.cindyspianostudio.com/ once I get them into the computer. You'll be able to see the music and hear the compositions.

Of course, you can't spend 2-1/2 hours with children and not have snacks. We had lots!
The parents were supposed to take these 5 hours and go shopping without children or wrap presents. Did they do it? I wonder?