Musica Songbirds introduces toddlers and young children to the exciting world of music. The sessions explore pulse, rhythm, pitch and other important aspects of music. Learning is brought about through singing, rhymes and games.
Musica Songbirds meet on Saturdays in term-time at Holmfirth high School, Heys Road, Thongsbridge, HD9 7SE
Toddlers to age 3: 10.00 - 10.30am
Age 3 to 5: 10.40 - 11.10am
Age 5 to 7: 9.20 - 9.50am
Classes are taught using the Kodály Method which develops Inner Hearing (the ability to imagine sound). This improves children's ability to pitch notes correctly. Children will also develop a feeling for pulse and rhythm that will give them an excellent grounding in musicianship. The lessons will form the basis for a lifelong journey towards musical literacy.
All classes are led by Debbie Hemingway, who is a qualified teacher and a classically trained musician. She teaches music at a Huddersfield primary school, sings with Huddersfield Choral Society and has gained a Certificate of Professional Practice for the Kodály method of music education from the British Kodály Academy.