5-13-39 Shirokanedai, Minato Ku, Tokyo 108-0071 (MAP)
〒108-0071 東京都港区白金台5-13-39

03-5421-4186 / 03-3446-3478
enquiries@kspacetokyo.org

kspace Spring School & Summer School 2019 Kspace Spring School & Summer School 2019

After School Programmes & Extension Hours
Open to all children *2 years to 10 years, until 7.00pm.

Drumming (Starts January 2019!)

After School Programme
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After School Programme
After School Programme
After School Programme
After School Programme
After School Programme
After School Programme
After School Programme
Ages 2 to 3 years
Ages 3 to 5 years
Ages 4 to 7 years

Drumming (18 months to 3 years)

Children love music and have strong natural ability to play it. It allows them a way to communicate their excitement, happiness and feelings even before they can talk. As they grow, learning rhythm helps them develop an ear for languages and intonation within speech, and basic percussion fun can provide an excellent foundation for learning musical instruments in the future. Working on the drum builds strength and flexibility, developing a range of muscles all through the hands, arms and upper body too!

In our experience, children who learn to play music also often get a head start with phonics and mathematics, and overall being ‘musical’ is a wonderful gift later in life! As well as learning the basics of how to drum, the course includes a wide variety of music to encourage tempo, beat and rhythm recognition in children.

Children work in small groups of about 4, giving them a great opportunity to excel from such specialized hands on lessons.

One to one tuition can be given also be arranged.

Activities

  • Hide and Seek - using loud and quiet to help the student discover the hidden item
  • ‘Simon Says’ - mimicking what the teacher has played
  • ‘Aram Sam Sam’ (group Djembe song)
  • Storytelling with Drums - children add sound effects with percussion to accompany a story.
  • Make A Rainstorm - on the big drum the children make wind, light rain, hard rain, and thunder sounds!
  • Arts / Crafts
    Make a tambourine
    Maracas
    Coffee-Can Drum
    Our Own Didgeridoo
    Splatter painting by banging on the drum

Drumming (3 to 5 years)

Thia course includes a wide variety of music to encourage tempo, beat and rhythm recognition in children.

Content

Introduction to drums and percussion: Djembe, Maracas, Rainstick, Xylophone, Gong, and lots of other wonderful sounds-makers!

Introduction to concepts of volume and tempo: loud, quiet, fast, slow, and rhythm (4/4 (rock), 3/4 (waltz).

Different beats.

Example Activities

  • Hide and Seek - using loud and quiet to help the student discover the hidden item
  • ‘Simon Says’ - mimicking what the teacher has played
  • March to the Rhythm
  • Storytelling with Drums - children add sound effects with percussion to accompany a story.
  • Make A Rainstorm - on the big drum the children make wind, light rain, hard rain, and thunder sounds!
  • Arts / Crafts
    Make a tambourine
    Maracas
    Coffee-Can Drum
    Our Own Didgeridoo
    Splatter painting by banging on the drum

Djembe Drumming (4 to 7 years)

Djembe Drumming is a structured course of West-African drumming

It uses the well-established ‘drum circle’, found across countless musical cultures, as a foundation for early musical creativity and exploration.

If you are considering private instrumental lessons for your child down the track, Djembe Drumming provides an well-established foundation for learning musical instruments in the future, providing your child with foundations of music listening, performance and composition.

The rolling rhythms and changing structures of Djembe Drumming bring childrens’ natural musical ability to life as they build skills in communication, cooperation and confidence, and the groovy beats and infectious pieces will be sure to provide lots of entertainment!

As well as covering the techniques of Djembe playing, the course includes a wide variety of activities, games and pieces to encourage tempo, beat and rhythm recognition in children.

Being ‘musical’ is a wonderful gift later in life, and the foundations we form  in this course will undoubtedly find relevance later in life in countless disciplines – everything from languages to mathematics.

Content

Basic Djembe Technique, including bass/tone (and slap/ping for extension players)

Basic Takadimi skills and West-African Djembe equivalents

Rhythmic listening skills, particularly mimicry

Aural memory skills, including larger structures and cues

Improvisation skills

Basic rhythmic awareness

Example Activities

  • Call and response
  • Soloing and improvisation
  • Rhythm memory games
  • Peer-to-peer improvisation
  • Performing larger pieces as a group
  • Breathing and posture games
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