Jiggle Music

 

Jiggle Music classes run in the mornings, Wednesday to Saturday
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What is Jiggle Music?


Jiggle Music is an early childhood music course for children between the ages of one and three. It is an activity based learning programme where children are immersed in multi-sensory activities that enable them to experience the core foundations of music. Children will experience a diverse range of musical styles to form the basis of their musical beginnings. They are engaged in specifically written music which allows them to access developmentally appropriate musical activities through movement, singing and instruments in a highly stimulating and fun environment. Parents are an essential learning partner in their child’s musical journey and are an integral part of each lesson.

Foundations of the Course

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Exploring the world of music by experiencing:

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  • a diverse range of musical styles
  • a variety of pitched instruments and un-tuned percussion
  • a variety of musical responses including movement, dance, singing, rhyme and active play
    Connecting to music and building the core musical foundations by:

engaging the senses (seeing, hearing, feeling, moving)

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developing an awareness and understanding of pitch, beat, rhythm, tempo, form, timbre, dynamics, phrasing, harmony and ensemble playing.
Communicating through music to facilitate:

parent-child bonding
a feeling of connection to a musical community (eg class, musical school, wider musical family)

confidence to comfortably share with others (eg. family gatherings, group performances at concerts)
an introduction to the written language of music

Developing fundamental skills that will lead to creativity through:

  • Building a repertoire of responses to music to enable children to experiment with and further develop their musical creativity
  • exposure to quality musical experiences that establish a musical base and reference point for higher level musicality

Educational Processes
The course offers high quality music education for young children through:

  • multi-sensory learning techniques where children are engaged in hands-on musical experiences
  • parent involvement as an essential part of the learning process
  • an environment consisting of a richly resourced studio
  • a well trained and highly experienced early childhood music teacher
  • a well structured course with an intentional sequence of learning experiences

Benefits
There are a variety of both musical and non-musical benefits from experiencing and actively engaging in music that includes:

Musical
creating an awareness of and solid foundation in beat, pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, timbre, melody, harmony, ensembles, phrasing
introduction to a variety of instruments, styles of music, cultures and music as a universal language
building a sense of musicality and musicianship that allows children to further develop musical and instrumental skills at a higher level.

Non-musical

  • Gross motor skills, balance and co-ordination through movement
  • Fine motor skills through manipulation and control of instruments and musical equipment
  • Developing pro-social skills by working together in a group, joining in classroom routines and rules, sharing, co-operating, turn taking, following directions, and connecting with others
  • Competence and self esteem though mastery of skills
  • Intellectual stimulation through listening, problem solving and generating creative responses
  • Increased ability to attend to a task though focussed play and following directions
  • Oral language development through singing, attentive listening, and engaging in rhyme and rhythm.