february, 2022

This is a repeating event

11feb2:30 pm3:30 pmEar Candy! Vocal and Sound Exploration - Musicwith Derek McKinley

Event Details

9 – 14+
Part 1: Friday February 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Part 2: Friday February 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Derek McKinley uses his voice, guitars, synths and a variety of drums and percussion instruments to show students how they can become a rockstar listener! Being able to listen extremely well is the key to a special musical performance and thus it is important to develop a keen sense of our hearing abilities. With a focus on how the body relates to different vibrations of sounds that create a range of feelings and sensations, participants are asked to pay attention to their bodies as they listen and perform different sounds. They are given the opportunity to choose a ‘fave sound’ that can be recalled and used in their everyday lives as a tool to tackle anxious feelings. The workshop culminates with a sound meditation in which the children contribute their own personal sounds created via the techniques learned in the workshop – examples include, beat-boxing, singing/humming, throat gurgles, etc.
Materials: good microphone and speaker or headphones in computer/laptop/cell phone.

QEP Compentencies

Music: (ELEM) To invent vocal or instrumental pieces; To interpret musical pieces; To appreciate musical works, personal productions and those of classmates; (HS) Creates musical works; Performs musical works
CCC: Uses information, Solves problems, Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies, Communicates appropriately




(Friday) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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