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I'm so happy! I'm going to start giving music lessons in the slums. The kids are going to be divided in two groups, 7-9 year olds and 10-11 year olds. Its going to be general music; appreciation, reading, singing, rhythm... What do you all suggest? I just want ideas to make my classes fun!

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Teach them English with pop songs. that's what my friend did in Japan.

Clapping exercises are good, too.

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That's so exciting! I have plans to give music classes to kids at our local homeless shelter once I'm in highschool, and I'm really looking forward to it.

My suggestion? Do choreography. Kids love it, and it's endless fun. Plus, with the older groups, you can let them help make it up. Also, a goal of some sort (such as a low-key performance for parents, or something) is a great thing for kids to have to look forward to.

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I learn and teach the guitar and what we do it have 1 hour lessons , we split the first section into practise/warmup which usually is about 20 minutes, then we have theory /book work for twenty minutes then the last is fun where i learn and teach fun songs in the charts etc. Made my lessons enjoyable and time flew by i loved it and still do and ive been doing it for nearly 7 years now!

Clapping to learn rythums is good. And for the theory part we made rhymes to remember stave lines etc ... like Every Good Boy Deserves Food for the lines going up and the parts in between was always FACE. I guess this helped to make it fun for me. I passed my music exam grade 4 like this .

Anyways good luck ... all the best hunny

PS this gives the classes a structure and probably much needed stability as well!

[ 05-24-2006, 02:14 PM: Message edited by: keekee ]

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