(Pirkka boys), ages 5–6
Boys can and will sing! Let’s get to know how the human voice works. Through singing and playing, we will learn the basics of music as well as how to control and strengthen our voices and work in a group. The goal is to deepen the interest in singing as an instrument and to enjoy a shared singing energy. We hold concerts throughout the year with the Pirkka boys’ main choir groups.
Welcome to the group of singing boys!
Rumpurytmiikka (Drum rhythmics), ages 5–6
Cha-bam! Let’s travel into the world of rhythm! Throughout the year, we will get to know different music genres, and we have a large selection of percussion instruments in our hands. You will learn musical elements and notations through different games. The goal is to deepen the interest in percussion instruments and rhythmics and to enjoy playing together.
Soitinkaruselli (Instrument carousel), ages 5–7
Hop on to the carousel! The instrument carousel contains many exciting musical games which get the child excited and concentrated on the matters at hand. We will get to know an instrument or an instrument group periodically. We will learn how to make a sound out of an instrument and look into the vocal environment of the instrument with the help of the music play school teacher as well as visiting instrument teachers and other pupils.
We aim to get to know the piano, the guitar, and the accordion as well as wind and string instruments during the year. The group has one instrument to use at a time from the music institute. The purpose of the instrument carousel is to help the child find and choose an instrument that they like. The instrument carousel contains singing, musical exercises, playing melodic and rhythmic instruments, and listening to music.
Playing an instrument develops the child’s fine motor skills and perception of harmonics and melodies. For this reason, the lesson also contains small group instruction where we play the recorder and the kantele. We will place a group order on recorders in the autumn.
Soitinseikkailu (Instrument adventure), ages 4–6
Join us on an adventure to the exciting worlds of the kantele and recorder! You will get to play many different melodic and rhythmic instruments as well. Learn musical concepts through experiences and practise notes and rhymes by playing and moving. We encourage you to improvise and make music in a creative way. The group uses kanteles from the music institute. We will instruct you on purchasing a recorder in the autumn.
Teaching in Finnish and in English.
Trumpettimuskari (Trumpet group), ages 5–6
The trumpet group explores the musical world guided by Rauha the Panda. We will listen to tales, move around, and play pocket trumpets, which are a great fit for small players. Learn to play the trumpet with others through games. The trumpet group assigns fun little home exercises for the children to complete with their parents.
Viulumuskari (Violin group), ages 5–7
Get wild with the violin! We will get to know how to play the violin through rhymes and songs. We will also dance, sing, and play different types of tile and percussion instruments. No previous playing experience is required. Music institute violins will be available.