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WAO is proud to offer singing classes just for kids! With the support of Healthway and the message Act-Belong-Commit we are able to bring you Act-Belong-Commit Singing for Children free of charge.

The voice is your own mobile instrument. Join workshop leader, Perry Joyce, on a journey of vocal discovery to explore rhythm, tempo, pitch, dynamics and form. Suitable for children (8- 12 years).

LESSONS

LESSON ONE
We introduce our workshop leader, Perry Joyce. Perry will explore the top 10 operas and introduce the musical concept of pitch with a series of vocal exercises for you to join in.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/_ymCmtjdqJo

LESSON TWO
We introduce breathing techniques, rhythm and take a look at the children's opera The Rainbow written by English Composer Peter Maxwell Davies.  

Watch now: https://youtu.be/NZ8_G1Y5qXE

LESSON THREE
We introduce students to time signatures, the musical stave and the treble clef. This lesson concludes with an excerpt from Australian Composer Malcolm Williamson’s children’s opera The Winter Star.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/Vn627boVCpA 

LESSON FOUR
We introduce scales and learn to make sense of them by using Solfa.  

Watch now: https://youtu.be/7meWnrk5qlY   

LESSON FIVE

Introduce the concept of dynamics and how to recognise the various dynamic terms as they appear within a music score.  

Watch now: https://youtu.be/MqoCDZ4L4zw

LESSON SIX
Jordan Anthony joins us as a special guest this week. He and workshop leader Perry Joyce talk all things music including the importance of vocal warm ups.  

Watch now: https://youtu.be/Dpu2zRGDZ_M

LESSON SEVEN
Join workshop leader Perry Joyce as he introduces students to the magic of Mozart and the musical concepts of staccato and legato.  

Watch now: https://youtu.be/-HFo9DtjXjY 

LESSON EIGHT
In this week’s lesson workshop leader Perry Joyce introduces us to the role of the conductor and teaches us how to follow a two beat pattern.  

Watch now: https://youtu.be/EqvdEcE1KeU

LESSON NINE
Join workshop leader Perry Joyce as he introduces the concept of a musical cannon and texture concluding with the beautiful aria Song to the Moon.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/GzeD8vpXka0

LESSON TEN
Join workshop leader Perry Joyce for the final lesson in this series as we introduce the concept of musical form which is a bit like poetry and sing the rambunctious March of the Toreadors from the opera Carmen.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/2IRp1C1R6XU