Programming for Children (Ages 4-12)
Move The Music!
• Length: 30-45 minutes • Ages: 4 - 12 (In Age Appropriate Groups) • Single Workshop or Multi-Day Residency • Maximum Group Size: 15
In this joyous workshop, exciting experiential games nurture children's musicality and confidence in their own musical intuition. Discovery, active listening and spirit of play abound as children sing, move, laugh and improvise together.
Move the Music!
- Reinforces creative problem solving, self-expression, and leadership skills.
- Is based on the widely recognized Dalcroze Eurhythmics approach, in which Guy holds international certification as well a Masters degree.
- Offers residencies for older children, which often culminate in participant-produced CDs or songwriting for musical plays. Ask us for samples of previous works!
Length: 30-60 minutes • Ages: 5 - 12 (In Age Appropriate Groups) • Single Workshop or Multi-Day Residency • Suitable for Groups of Any Size • Teacher Resource Materials Available
- Children meet some of the most important members of the band: the instruments themselves, such as the berimbau, the munnharpa (jaw harp), the Peruvian cajon (box drum) and overtone singing.
- Fun stories, exciting rhythm games and joyous sing-alongs - in up to six languages - introduce children to music from Ensemble members' homes worldwide!
"Only our best is just good enough for children." — Zoltán Kodály
That's a sentiment we take to heart because we know that children's early music experiences shape the rest of their musical lives. It’s a responsibility — and a privilege — to give our very best to children. Drawing on our experience as a music educators, teacher trainers and parents, we strive to create the most engaging, interactive and pedagogically sound concerts for young audiences. — Guy Mendilow
M.M. Longy School of Music; International Certificate, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Longy School of Music; B.A. Oberlin College
A citizen of Israel, Great Britain and the U.S. Guy Mendilow grew up touring internationally, starting his professional stage career at age ten with the American Boychoir. Today his work as composer, performer and researcher focuses on traditional Ladino songs from the Balkans and Mediterranean. Mendilow has been invited to present in universities across the U.S. including Harvard University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Oberlin College, Emory University and Hebrew Union College. His group, the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, includes musicians from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan and the U.S.