What we do
At Rainbow Music we base our philosophy on the Kodaly Method, Kodaly was a Hungarian music educator who believed that the voice should be our first instrument and that sound should be taught before symbol. We carefully work to develop listening skills and vocal skills, exploring each child’s vocal ability. Rainbow Music classes are highly interactive singing based music classes for parent and child. As we base our method on the Kodaly method, we sing live in the classes. The singing voice is our first instrument, it's a great way to develop the musical ear and is a path way to our second instrument. Parents will also have an opportunity to find their own singing voices, which will help to encourage their child to sing along in the class.
Each term we explore each child’s singing voice through various themes and weekly we unconsciously discover the beat, rhythm and dynamics. We open the class by given each child a chance to solo sing by singing their name and singing ‘Hello Everyone’. At the end of the class each child we’ll receive a stamp/sticker to remind them of the class and hopefully have them singing throughout the day! Most children feel more comfortable singing at home, in class solo singing doesn’t usually happen straight away but does happen when the time is right!
The benefits of Rainbow Music for Kids for you and your child:
Developing fine and gross motor skills by dancing and handling the percussive instruments.
Developing vocal, listening and speech skills through singing.
The old-fashioned goals of sharing and cooperation are reinforced with the sharing of instruments and encouragement of other students.
Keeping the kids active not only with there voice but with movement and dance too.
Achieving knowledge from the different themes we explore at Rainbow Music e.g Farm, Jungle, Round the World.
The most important benefit, however, is the proven positive effects music has on brain development. This has been thoroughly researched and documented and is most crucial during the first 6 years, when the most important brain development takes place. Researchers believe that early musical experiences intensify the development of neuronal synapses. By increasing the number of interconnections between brain cells, music essentially enhances a child's ability to think, learn, reason and create.
Making friends in class and therefore developing social skills.