The course will cover the following disciplines: song singing with a gentle vocal 'warm up' which readies the voice for singing, lead by the tutor. A music quiz, which stimulates the mind and knowledge of the students and is fun. Body percussion, where the hands are rhythmically moved around the body in sequence lead by the tutor, providing a memory activity and a gentle physical activity. Drum practice, where the tutor guides the students in playing a variety of rhythms, tapping the knees, clapping the hands and moving the feet. The song choices on this course will be appropriate for the students and may be modified slightly from the 2pm course.

Course aim

The purpose of the course is to provide a blend of entertainment, rhythm perception and performance, counting and a little gentle exercise. There will be a vocal 'warm up' and students will be encouraged to sing along to popular songs.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Reflect on singing popular songs and the vocal warm up, demonstrating at least one of the warm up techniques that was presented to us.
  • Play at least one of the rhythms we encountered, using the body or a drum to demonstrate
  • Reflect on the quiz that we took part in, what we enjoyed about it, and who we can praise in the group for helping us in our team.
  • Demonstrate a short round of the body percussion activity, remembering at least six steps.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • The students will be assisted by a member of staff using the Microsoft TEAMS application

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • The students will be assisted by a member of staff who is able to text the tutor during the sessions. He will offer guidance and feedback.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • The staff will provide the screen and internet connection, paper and pens for the quiz and some of the wards will have drums or percussion instruments.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Some song suggestions to be played by the tutor are encouraged.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Music

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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