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Making Music with Pre-school Children (in partnership with Nordoff Robbins Scotland)

Summer School for Adults

Introduction

This half-day, mostly practical course is for anyone wishing to enhance and support the development of children’s social skills, language and creativity through musical play and interaction.

Practical skills and techniques that have grown out of extensive music therapy practice will be explored. The use of songs will be covered as well as techniques for using instruments.

This course will be suitable for those working with children of pre-school ages as well as children with additional support needs.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 1 June 2018 at 12pm.

Delivered in partnership with:

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Introduction

This half-day, mostly practical course is for anyone wishing to enhance and support the development of children’s social skills, language and creativity through musical play and interaction.

Practical skills and techniques that have grown out of extensive music therapy practice will be explored. The use of songs will be covered as well as techniques for using instruments.

This course will be suitable for those working with children of pre-school ages as well as children with additional support needs.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 1 June 2018 at 12pm.

Delivered in partnership with:

Nordoff - Landscape Tagline Logo - Red

Course outline

This course will:

  • involve practical music-making
  • provide attendees with fresh resources for use with pre-school aged children

During the workshop, a range of musical material appropriate for use with both individuals and groups will be discussed.

There will be suggestions about which instruments are most appropriate for younger children; and the ways in which music may enhance areas of wider development will be explored.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 



Staying in Glasgow

Many of our students travel from across the world to join us for an open day, study on a short course or attend a summer school at the Royal Conservatoire.

Residential accommodation for summer school students travelling within the UK or from overseas is available at Liberty House. This is the student accommodation that our full-time students use during term time. Please note that this accommodation is only for students aged 16+.

The modern, self-contained flats are located in the city centre of Glasgow, just ten minutes walk from the Royal Conservatoire. They consist of single en-suite units and have a communal kitchen that you can use to store and prepare food during your stay. You can find more information on their website.

For 2017 summer school students, the prices start at £139.50 for 7 nights (excluding bedding pack). Kitchen packs/items are included as standard for Summer School students. Bedding packs are not provided in the bedrooms, but can be purchased from Liberty House for £30 on application.

Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any access requirements, Liberty Living are happy to discuss accommodation arrangements to ensure they suit you.

The Conservatoire is not able to make reservations on your behalf. Please contact Liberty Living with any queries on +44 (0)141 248 9949 or libertyhouse-glasgow@libertyliving.co.uk.

If you are having trouble finding accommodation, please contact us directly and we will aim to help you find somewhere to stay.

If you would prefer to stay in hostel, B&B or hotel, click see our list of short term accommodation in Glasgow for a list of alternative accommodation or you can see the Visit Scotland website.

 

Entry requirements

This is an open access course with no formal entry requirements although, some previous musical experience would be beneficial.

At a glance...

Making Music with Pre-school Children 2 - 5pm 55 Application Deadline: 20180601

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look.

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.

 

Who is this course for?

This course will appeal to

  • parents
  • carers
  • professionals working with pre-school aged children

Teaching staff

Janet McLachlan

Janet is Head Music Therapist (Greater Glasgow) for Nordoff Robbins Scotland, having worked with the charity since August 2003 as a clinician, staff and services manager and placement supervisor. She currently provides music therapy to Robin House Children’s Hospice and to a specialist autism centre New Struan School. Her clinical experience encompasses work in the fields of complex additional support needs, adult mental health and dementia care. Janet’s work has been presented widely, including at the BAMT conference, the Annual National Conference for Specialist Psychiatric Registrars in Learning Disability and the International Congress of Palliative Care.

 

Laura Corrigan