Susanna Saw
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Adapting Kodály for Music Classrooms and Ensemble Rehearsals: Recordings

SG $80.00SG $150.00

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This is the introductory course to help music teachers adapt Kodály teaching ideas in their music classroom or ensemble rehearsals. The sessions will focus on methodology and musicianship, to help teachers have a better understanding on how they can work with their students on solfege singing, rhythm reading, and the process of planning for lessons.

Week 1

Musicianship:
For Lower Primary level
– Introducing solfege singing
– How to start teaching rhythm

Methodology:
– Teaching Strategy

Week 2

Musicianship:
For Upper Primary level
– Different repertoire and activities for introducing solfege singing and rhythm reading

Methodology:
– From known to unknown

Week 3

Musicianship:
– Continuation of solfege singing and rhythm reading

Methodology:
– Designing the Teaching Strategy

Week 4

Musicianship:
– Part-singing

Methodology:
– Analysing teaching materials

Week 5

Musicianship:
– A small test

Methodology:
– Preparation for the Practicum session

Week 6

Practicum:
– A session for participants to practice their teaching

Susanna Saw is an active music educator promoting music and choral education in Malaysia. She obtained her Master in Music Education (Choral Focus) from Westminster Choir College, U.S.A. She is currently a Lecturer and Choir Director at the Faculty of Music at University of Malaya (UM) and the Malaysian Institute of Art (M.I.A.)

In 2007, Susanna established the Young Choral Academy in Kuala Lumpur, a venue for choral lovers to learn more about vocal and choral education. She was instrumental in bringing the Kodály Teachers’ Training Course to Malaysia to improve local standards of classroom music teaching.

From 2007 on, Susanna has been regularly invited by the Interkultur Foundation, Germany, to be a member of the Jury for the Asia Pacific and World Choir Games.  She is also the Vice-President for the International Kodály Society and the Malaysian Association for Music Education.

Participants will learn to do lesson plannings and some practicums. There will be short assignments and musicianship exercises.

FOR SINGAPOREANS ONLY

This course is supported under UTAP for 50% course fee support.

National Instructors and Coaches Association (NICA) was formed by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to be the collective voice to support freelance coaches and instructors from sports, outdoor learning and adventure, visual and performing arts, fitness, wellness, and enrichment, to strengthen skills, standards and opportunities.

In supporting NICA members with skills deepening programmes at the Academy, NICA members enjoy lower course and conference fees through the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) which provides 50% subsidy of the balance unfunded course/conference fee, up to $250 or $500 (for NTUC union members aged 40 and above).*

If you wish to be part of a bigger voice for coaches and instructors, please sign up to be a NICA member at: http://www.ntuc.co/SEP2020 (Note: to indicate ‘NICA’ under the field for Company Name). Find out more about NICA at: http://www.nica.org.sg or http://www.facebook.com/nicasingapore

*This excludes miscellaneous fees such as GST and registration fee etc.

Here are some additional info regarding UTAP eligibility:

Please note that members are required to fulfil the following conditions to be eligible for UTAP reimbursement:

  1. Paid-up union membership before course commencement, throughout whole course duration and at the point of claim
  2. Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
  3. Course must not be funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
  4. Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above
  5. Member must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
  6. UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion

Please refer to the UTAP Application Guide for members to apply UTAP via the U-Portal. Should trainees have queries on the funding scheme, they can email to UTAP@e2i.com.sg or call NTUC Membership Hotline at 6213-8008.