Music should be a social thing!

Our Music Club is designed for school-aged children who learn an instrument at The Music Playground. They are designed as a natural extension of instrument lessons.

Music Club is based on the Suzuki Philosophy “Children learn from one another” and aim to give children motivation and reason for learning and loving their instrument.

Music Club offers a nurturing, non-competitive environment where children experience the joy of making music with other children, regardless of skill level. Younger children are motivated by following the older children, and the more experienced children get to feel a sense of leadership and pride at being able to demonstrate their skills.

Music Club provides a community, giving parents a chance to share ideas, stories, questions and answers with others parents going on the same journey.

There are two brackets for Music Club to align with the child’s age. Both offer age-appropriate similar content, but the Senior Music Club goes into greater depth and are tailored to the children in the group:

  • Music Club (School age, Early Book 1): Fridays at 4:30
  • Senior Music Club (Late Book 1 onwards): Fridays at 5:30

Topics in Music Club include:

Notation and music reading

Reading music takes time. Music Club gives us the opportunity to spend lots of time focussing on and developing these valuable skills.

Informal solo and group performance

We provide a pressure-free environment for students to perform.

Informal solo and group performances give the students many practical skills (not just for music!) in a fun environment, such as:

  • Confidence
  • Self esteem
  • Motivation 

Developing Ensemble Skills

By playing in groups, students are motivated by hearing their peers, and socialising with other like-minded children.

Using Orff instruments and the instrument on which they are having lessons, students develop essential ensemble skills such as:

  • Listening to their surroundings
  • Playing in time with others
  • Balancing their sound with others
  • Sight-reading music
  • Being aware of and following a leader
  • Being a leader

Musicianship

Using Kodály method and philosophy, we develop aural and sight-singing skills.

Music history and repertoire

Students are introduced to good classical repertoire and prominent composers through listening activities as well as playing their music.