Early Childhood Music Lessons (4-8 Years)
Playful music lessons for young children! Fun and instructive! The lessons are structured around musical games and present basic concepts to the child.
In the Music and Play Studio you go on an adventure, with all the musical treasures that are there. You can play drums, piano, guitar, ukelele and sing a long. And more! Teacher Carmen always connects with the little visitor: his/her rhythm, needs and passions.
Individual or small groups
In the Music and Play Studio the children are free and able to explore music. The lessons are vivid and interactive, with improvisation and funny exercises. And in the meanwhile a lot is learnt. About instruments, sounds, tones, melody and rhythm. Making music contributes to the personal, social and locomotive development of children.
- Individual 30/45 minuten
- Small groups 60 minuten
During the lessons in the Music and Play Studio often new forms are created in contact with the children themselves. Here a few:
We are having a music picknic: in the middle lays a little rug with instruments and cuddly toys. If you want, we will drink a lemonade or tea. We take a closer look at all the instruments and find out what they sound like and how to play them. A cosy gathering and a musical adventure in one!
Write your own Song!
We are making a song of our own. Carmen writes her own songs and loves to work together with children, making songs. And top it with a nice drawing!
We build music islands! The children make up their own islands, with self-made names, with self-made sounds and instruments. We travel around. A true spectacle!
Make your own Drum Kit
Also nice: the child is invited to make their own drum kit with various drums and percussion instruments. This exercise combines sound, fantasy and rhythm. When the drum kit is created: let's jam!
Pick an Instrument - Learn the Basics
Children can choose to learn notes and chords and play little songs on different instruments. Per example on the piano, recorder, xylophone, ukelele or guitar. Positive experiences lead to building ones will to get to know an instrument better.
About Teacher Carmen
Carmen van Haren is a singer and performer and plays a lot of different instruments. In her early years she studied accordion and developed herself as a composer/singer of a pop band, playing in the pop scene. Nowadays she performs with the music duo Katakat. She sings and play accordion, guitar, ukelele en drums. She also performs spoken word. Carmen made several cds. Based on poems of Inez van Leeuwen, she recently made a childrens songs cd "Ik wou dat ik zo zwemmen kon", with vocals and ukelele. She developend herself in the area of theatre by studying professional theatre courses. She taught music and drama lessons to children and gave coaching to young adults.
Beforehand there is a phone call to become acquainted. We make an appointment for a trial lesson. After the trial lesson you can choose for a strip card of ten lessons.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song!