People have often asked us how to warm down a class of excited students after a fun-filled, high-energy music lesson. Last week we took a look at performance techniques and how to encourage students to perform proudly and confidently. This this week we will give some examples on how to warm-down and help children unwind after their music performance.
Our 5 Step Guide to Teaching Music Education – Step 5: How to Warm Down
Warm-down Clapping Game
After the thrill of performing, MMS tutor Sophie does a clapping activity with the students where they concentrate on copying the clapping rhythms and start to wind down from singing.
To relax the mind and body after performing, MMS tutor Sophie shows the children how to breath slowly and calmly before taking a statue position. This technique is very effective for preparing students for their next school lesson after 30-40 mins or high energy singing and dancing!
To finish our Learn & Explore music lesson, students are given time to place their heads on their desks and completely clear their minds before the next school lesson.
Classroom Music Programmes
To find out more about what’s involved in our classroom music programmes, please visit the classroom music page of our website.
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Our 5 Step Guide to Teaching Music Education – Round-up coming next week!