We are proud and glad to invite you to a camp for children and parents from Kunming, interested in developing their piano playing skills and music awareness. The camp will contain individual lessons with focus on every participant’s needs and personal development. The teachers have long experience in working with children and also with finding innovating new ways of dealing with the student’s individual levels and conditions. Besides individual class the students will meet with teachers in group piano class and piano ensemble with music arranged especially for this camp’s students.
In addition to piano classes the students will get a deepened knowledge of music theory, based on the method of Music Mind Games (https://www.musicmindgames.com/) with certified instructor holding great experience. Every day the students will go through essential theory and ear training, rhythms, musical vocabulary etc., all done in a playful, creative and stimulating way.
The students will start most of the days of camp with a class of Eurhythmics (http://www.dalcroze.org.uk/indexb.html). In this class the spatial and tactile senses will be involved in the music education. Through movement and exercises using the body the students will deepen their understanding of the music itself and its phrasing, themes and melody. This will, among many things, enhance the student’s musicality, rhythm, creativity and improvisational skills. The class will be combined with a music listening class, and during the week they will have classes on improvisation and composition. Together with Jin Xiaoyun, a piano teacher from Kunming, the leaders of the camp will work out a program suitable to the specific students, and also use the repertoire prepared during the months leading to the camp. In Sweden the students will also play local music and traditional Swedish tunes and time will be put aside for individual practice to insure the best process for the student’s development.
The camp will include evening activities and a trip to Denmark. The camp will end with a concert in a concert hall and a farewell party.
We warmly welcome you all to join our camp
Magdalena Prahl Broström
Graduated from Malmö Music Academy, as a Piano teacher of classical music.
As a licensed Music Mind Games instructor Magdalena Prahl Broström is a passionate piano teacher with main focus on children. For over a decade she has been extremely active as both pianist and pedagogue, teaching at various music institutes and in her own home. For many years Magdalena has deepened her knowledge in the music method Music Mind Games and is now an instructor of this. She is the only licensed teacher in all of Sweden. https://www.musicmindgames.com/
Graduated from Malmö Music Academy, as a Piano teacher of jazz and improvisation.
Martin Berggren is a talented jazz pianist but also arranger and composer of everything from orchestral music to pop and musicals. Martin lived two years in Kunming, giving numerous of concerts at TCG Nordica and around the city. His focus is improvisation and he is passionate about creative teaching ways. In Sweden he is a leader of his own “small” Big band, he is the pianist of the well-known Vega-choir as well as numerous other choirs. His music and teaching has taken him to location such as Paris, Hanoi and various parts of China.
Graduated from Malmö Music Academy, as a Eurhythmics pedagogue.
Helena Berggren has been working with both music and dance for many years. She has been living in China for about 5 years and been teaching both music and dance there. In her work she combines different art forms to create innovative new angles on performance. She is also working with project leading and art and culture exchange between China and Scandinavia.
Graduated from Malmö Music Academy as a Piano teacher of classical music.
Annika is a teacher as well as an active pianist who gives concert all over Sweden. She has many years of experience with teaching young children and her passionate way and pedagogical skills has made her a very popular teacher.
A piano teacher, living and working in Kunming. She has had great success going abroad to perform in countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Estonia. Her passion for the piano and teaching has led her to becoming a loved teacher by all of her students.
The camp will be visited by local musicians, artists and teachers who will give inspiration and contribute with their skills and music.
The camp will also have an assistant on the campus, Shen Xiaoyi, from Kunming. She has for many years worked with the Scandinavian Culture Course at TCG Nordica in Kunming, and has great knowledge of both Scandinavian and Chinese culture and pedagogic methods.
- Piano class individual and in group
- Improvisation and composition
- Piano ensemble with new arrangements for this camp
- Eurhythmics (spatial, physical and tactile interaction with music and peers)
- Music Mind Games (music theory in practice)
- Nordic Music & Music history
- Music listening
- Individual practice by yourself
- Final concert in Concert Hall
It is an advantage for the child to have the parent at his/hers side during certain classes. The parent will be an important key in the learning process. Our teachers who are experienced in the Suzuki-method (http://internationalsuzuki.org/method.htm) of teaching are emphasizing this. Parents will also get two seminars on:
“Creative Family” – how to be creative with your child
Sat August 9th Arrival, getting settled
Sun August 10th Camp Opening Ceremony & start
Mon August 11th Camp
Tues August 12th Camp (Parents to Malmö city for artist visit)
Wed August 13th Camp
Thu August 14th Visit Louisiana Modern Art Museum, Denmark
Fri August 15th Camp
Sat August 16th Camp
Sun August 17th Camp (Parents to Helsingør, Denmark)
Afternoon Concert & Closure ceremony
Evening Farewell evening
Mon August 18th Trip to Helsingborg city
Tues August 19th Go to Copenhagen and departure
ABOUT THE SCHEDULE
The schedule is created to stimulate and inspire the participants in their music education. We have also aimed to give parents an opportunity to gain much from their visit. We wish for the parents to join in most of the classes, but they will also get certain seminars about being creative with their children. We have also included some sightseeing and visits to give them a rich experience of south of Sweden and its nature, people and culture. Upon arrival a more detailed schedule will be presented.
MUSIC MIND GAMES
For more information about the camp please contact:
In Sweden: Helena.firstname.lastname@example.org
In China: email@example.com