After spending over a decade in Primary and Music classrooms, Grace Moore has developed her proven “Dots & Squiggles Piano” method. This holistic approach to music education develops a child’s musicality, while also honing the essential skills of rhythm, notation, and theory. Grace creates imaginative themed programs to allow children as young as 3 to play piano keyboard. She has written eight levels of music books, taking children from toddlerhood to Grade 1 Piano. Her method has been used in small groups, peripatetic and whole class sessions with high levels of engagement, achievement, and retention across all platforms.
Sessions taught using the Dots & Squiggles method have been described as “A fantastic learning, development and above all enjoyable experience” (customer satisfaction survey 2021). In this four-part CPD session, join Grace as she shares her wealth of knowledge and skills that will get you excited to implement the Dots & Squiggles method in your classroom.
- Session 1: Grace will demonstrate a model lesson using the Dots & Squiggles method, discussing key aspects of effective music sessions. Grasp the basics of piano keyboard and pre-stave reading yourself, while also learning the methodology best suited to teach piano keyboard to young learners.
- Session 2: The World of Rhythm: Rhythm is one of the easiest concepts for young learners to grasp. Grace will demonstrate using word-rhythms, games and singing activities, leaving you confident to create lessons bespoke to your topic that will engage and excite.
- Session 3: Developing aural skills, Graphic Scores, Music Theory and Keyboard skills.
- Session 4: Opening the world of composition. A session demonstrating way to have even the youngest writing their own meaningful and high-quality songs for percussion and keyboard.
All sessions will have strong links to the National Curriculum. Some resources will be provided.
Please note all delegates will need to attend all CPD sessions
- Thursday 21st October, 4pm-5.30pm
- Thursday 18th November, 4.15pm-5.15pm
- Thursday 3rd Feb, 4.15pm-5.15pm
- Thursday 3rd March, 4.15pm-5.15pm
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