PEDAGOGIC CONCEPTS OF THE MUSEUM
Education – Music – Communication with, about and through music
Tel.: 0345-500900 oder 50090216 (Frau Müske).
Große Nikolaistr. 5,
• The "Kinder-KLANGSTATT"
• Themes for children and young people
• Courses for children - "I am all ear"
• Holiday Action
The "Kinder-KLANGSTATT" (Children's sound workshop)
" elementary music is never music alone, it is connected with movement, dance and language.
It is a music that must be created and designed by oneself, not only listened to but rather drawn into as a player." (Carl Orff)
The Children's Sound Workshop of the Handel House is a place to experience elementary music, in
which music is not only heard but where, above all, your own playing can become the experience. The
collection of the Children's Sound Workshop contains alongside Orff's instruments musical
instruments from other countries, for example a Chinese gong or a Djembe from Africa.
In the Children's Sound Workshop it is possible to play and experiment with different musical instruments, to hear music, to drum, to paint, to read ……. in short anyone can be active here as long as they like and in any way they like. Above all the aim is to give children the opportunity to be musically active. Apart from that the children can also dress up and slip into different roles and so play music, theatre and opera.
Themes for children and young people
When children go to the museum they want to experience it inwardly, they want the exhibits to speak to them and they want the visit to be an experience. The different exponents of the musical instrument exhibition and the exhibition about George Frideric Handel are arranged in a graphic and stimulating way orientated towards the needs of children and young people.
Through "understanding by doing" it is possible to combine practical training and intellectual learning so as to communicate with each other. The corresponding possibilities for children and young people or school classes are designed according to age, content and theme and they give information about culture and musical history, about musical instrument construction and acoustics.
One of the most important matters of concern of the Handel House museum is to awake the interest and to inspire the young visitors for music, to encourage them to actively listen to music but also to sensitise and sharpen their senses so that they can better distinguish acoustic and visual differences.
Courses for children - " I'm all ears "
Special courses for primary school children will, in the future, be on offer in the afternoon. Through singing, music and movement and above all through playing and music making together, elementary and integrated basic understanding can be achieved.
The aim will not be to prepare the children for learning a musical instrument, on the contrary, it is much more about the development of their musical awareness, motor and creative abilities. These rhythm courses are to be understood as free-time activities for children.
They will be held once a week and can last from 8 to 12 weeks depending on the needs of the children. Rhythm is a music and movement orientated pedagogic method. Participants of all ages can develop their perceptive, motor, creative and social skills by their playful interaction with music, movement, sound and differing materials (instruments and devices).
The basis of this method is traced back to Emile Jaques Dalcroze, a Swiss music teacher from the early 20th century. Today this method has found a home in educational and therapeutic fields.
Holiday Action - Growing and learning through play
In the summer and winter holidays for interested and active children from 8 years! Through play, music and dance everyone can have a go and learn something new. Whoever likes listening to music, making music and painting is heartily welcome to help to design this week.
The holiday workshops and actions constitute a special offer for the demands of creativity for children through the synthesis of art and music.