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Children's Week: Participate in The Singing Classroom

Melbourne Recital Centre is delighted to host free singing workshops during Children’s Week in October. These workshops are open to students from all Victorian primary schools.

Children’s Week is a national celebration which focuses on a different article of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child each year. The 2014 theme is ‘every child having the right to speak and be heard’.

Children will use their voices to sing all together with their teachers in this fun and interactive music workshop. Students and teachers will develop their confidence, build a repertoire of songs and explore ways to include singing in their daily lives. The Singing Classroom experience will be held in the acoustic excellence of the timber Salon at Melbourne Recital Centre.

The Singing Classroom

with Sue Arney, Association of Music Educators Victoria

Monday 20 October 2014
Workshop 1: 10.30am to 11.30am
Workshop 2: 12pm to 1pm

The singing workshops will:

  • Build confidence in students to use their voices
  • Encourage students to express themselves through singing
  • Build confidence in teachers to sing with their students
  • Provide skills and resources for Primary teachers to enable more singing in the classroom
  • Provide techniques to lift the profile of singing in schools and classrooms
  • Demonstrate ways of integrating singing into dedicated music sessions as well as into the general curriculum

Bookings are essential.
Booking requests should include:

  • Name of Victorian primary school and contact teacher
  • Number of students
  • Year level/s
  • Preferred session time
  • Do you have the requisite excursion approval for this activity?

Send your booking request to sharethemusic@melbournerecital.com.au before Monday 6 October.

Bookings will be taken strictly in order of receipt until workshop places are filled.
Schools will be placed on a waiting list after the workshops are fully booked.

For more information, please visit the Children’s Week dedicated website by clicking here.

This Children’s Week event is presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.