"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly MUSIC, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning."
The Rhythm Village works with schools across NSW using an integrated approach to the teaching of musical skills and knowledge.
Music allows individuals of all ages and abilities to express themselves creatively within a social setting.
Our courses closely align with the NSW Creative Arts Syllabus and cross over into other KLA’s such as mathematics and HSIE.
We explore all the fundamentals of music in a fun and engaging way, ensuring students develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of:
- playing various instruments,
- singing and chanting,
- moving to music,organising sound,
- listening and following directions
- understanding musical concepts
Music is inspired by a variety of cultures and identities that can be shared, engaged with, and validated as a group, which in turn encourages inclusion, awareness, and exploration.
Our courses increase in their levels of complexity from students in Early Stage 1 all the way up to Stage 3, ensuring appropriate outcomes are attained for each.
We can come into a school and run multiple classes with as many students as possible over one full day. Or we can come out for a term of music, running a full day of music workshops each week, building on the learnings of the previous week. This could culminate in an end-of-term or end-of-year performance if desired.
Each term has a theme associated with it, which makes our programs exciting and dynamic, for example:
- Music and its genres
- Music through the ages
- Australian-made music
- Music from around the world
If working through the 'Music from around the world' theme, for example, we would explore a range of instruments, the countries from which they originate, how these instruments sound and their cultural significance.
We sequence learning experiences within our workshops to develop student understanding and skills in music and to achieve the outcomes of the creative arts K-6 syllabus.