Happy Beat Party

  • Happy Beat parties involve a series of fun musical games and activities.
  • We will be guiding the children through a fun and interactive drumming session using djembe drums.
  • A variety of percussion instruments will be provided for the children, such as maracas and bells.
  • The children will have the experience of learning to play simple rhythms with the group and creating their own music.
  • Children are encouraged to dance and move to the beat of the music.
  • This is an experience of creativity, musicality and joy!

Please contact us for more information.

We  look forward to sharing in a fun and enriching musical experience with your children!

Learning to play a variety of percussion instruments

  • Happy Beat provides a strong base for further music education by exposing children to a variety of percussion instruments and teaching them how to play these.
  • Children learn the names of instruments and how to care for them.
  • Both fine motor and gross motor skills are developed while learning to play instruments.
  • Children learn to listen and follow instructions.

Happy Beat Classes Involve

  • Music appreciation
  • Movement to music
  • Djembe drumming
  • Learning to play a variety of percussion instruments
  • Music theory
  • Singing
  • Active Listening
  • Dramatisation
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Integration of left and right brain
  • Memory
  • Observation skills
  • Body awareness and self awareness

Music Theory

  • Children are introduced to music theory in a fun and interactive way.
  • Children learn to read music and play along with percussion instruments and backing music.
  • Each child is encouraged to take theory notes home and practice with their families.
  • Children read and play their own notes for the group. This also builds their confidence in themselves and their abilities.

Dramatisation

  • Dramatisation helps children to identify their emotions and builds their self confidence, by acting out a character or pretending to be different creatures or even in expressing their own stories.
  • Children are encouraged to be creative and imaginative.

Singing

  • Children become more confident in themselves by expressing themselves through singing.
  • Children are encouraged to use their voices in different ways. This is important for developing pitch and tone.
  • Learning songs helps children to improve their memory.
  • Singing is an uplifting activity.
  • Singing encourages children to be a part of a group and is a fun social activity.

Happy Beat Services

  • Classes are held once a week and are thirty minutes long.
  • Personal Feedback is given twice a year.
  • Certificates are awarded at the end of the year.
  • Open classes are offered twice a year for parents to come and observe.
  • Children’s Birthday Parties

Music Appreciation and Active Listening

  • All kinds of music is used in the classes.
  • Children learn to identify sounds in the music.
  • Children develop an appreciation for music.
  • Learning to listen is a skill which is emphasized in the lessons.
  • Learning to hear the emotions in music.

Movement to Music

  • Rhythmic movement and free dance encourage self expression.
  • Children are able to interpret what they hear and feel with their bodies.
  • Children develop an understanding of their bodies and to move in certain ways, for example, crossing the midline.
  • Spatial awareness, they learn to perceive where they are in relation to the space around them.
  • Muscle development, they gain flexibility and core strength through a series of fun activities and exercises.

Djembe Drumming

  • Children learn about the drum and how to play it.
  • Children create their own rhythms and are able to express themselves individually.
  • Children learn to play rhythmically in a group.
  • Playing in a group encourages self expression and self confidence.
  • Drumming stimulates both sides of the brain and is an excellent activity for whole brain development.
  • Drumming has been found to be beneficial for improved co-ordination and memory.
  • Drumming is a stress reliever and is such fun.
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