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    • Thread Starter

    Hi there.
    I am a musician who wants to become a music teacher. In few days I will have an interview to start the School Direct Programme in September.
    As part of the interview I will do a lesson for a small group of 8-years-old children (I think they will be 5 or 6). I will have 25 minutes and they can use different instruments (guitar, drum, bass, piano and percussions).
    Any advise? I need to find an activity to let them play and/or sing or anything else. I can choose the topic!
    Thank you very much!!!

    You could do it in the style of Minimalism: you show a student how to play a note repeatedly on their instument (one note only or a couple depending on their ability) one by one, then start them off on their note one by one - and bring all the instruments in, changing texture; then let some of them drop out, then bring them back in. The trick is to choose the notes that will definitely work together - maybe, the notes of one chord. The point is for kids to play nicely together as an esemble and listen to you a their conductor. Be very precise, short and clear with your instructions.
    • Thread Starter

    That's nice.thank you I will think about it
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