This course follows on from the Sing for Understanding course, further developing your musicianship through singing.
The following approach is used in this course:
Listen ---- Sing ----- Play
From singing simple songs, learners will actively experience the musical concepts of pulse, rhythm and pitch. For every song, each musical concept is introduced in a sequential format. There will be new rhythmic patterns, solfa and interval formations. Learners will be able to transfer their understanding of these concepts to playing their instruments (specifically the piano). This course will introduces exercises to develop the learner's two part hearing and thinking. As well as listening skills, this course also introduces read and writing simple notation and from the stave in solfa. This course does not use letter names.
This course would be suitable for those who has limited musical experience and those who wants to develop their musicianship through singing. It is also suitable for those who wants to improve their sight reading and singing skills.
Cecilia graduated from the University of New South Wales and gained qualifications in music and music education. Qualified as a classroom music teacher, she has experience teaching all ages and abilities in group settings in Australia and United Kingdom. She also has experience teaching piano from elementary to advanced levels and prepared students for practical and theory examinations. She is also an advanced flute player.
Over the years, Cecilia has gained knowledge and understanding of pedagogical approaches to teaching her students. During her stay in the United Kingdom, she discovered the Kodály concept of music education, which transformed her teaching and learning of music. Since then, she strongly advocates for the importance of sound before symbol in learning music and the development of musicianship skills in order to become a rounded musician.
Cecilia has completed the Professional Certificate in Kodály Concept of Music Education from the University of Roehampton and Certificate of Piano Teachers’ Course (European Piano Teachers Association), She is combining her skills to help many students improve their musicianship and play their instruments with clear understanding.