"Elemental music is never just music. It is bound up with movement, dance and speech, and so it is a form of music in which one must participate, in which one is involved not as a listener but as a co-performer." -Carl Orff
Even before birth the heart beats,rhythmically pulsing life through the body, and later harmonizing with the breath without any conscious thought. Pulse, beat, rhythm and breath are all a natural part of the process of the developing person. As a child begins to interact in the world, it is through active participation that knowledge and understanding are acquired. With pulse, beat, rhythm and breath as their gifts from nature, together with curiosity and ingenuity as their allies, children may claim music, movement and art as their birthright.
Treble Tales provides a safe environment for children to discover their natural abilities to create art through cooperative play. The teacher begins by sharing a story of folklore or history from one of so many cultures around the world. The children learn about these cultures as they reenact the story over several weeks. Music and movement are core skills that are emphasized. Through play, they build music as accompaniment as well as soundscapes and they develop movement that becomes the blocking for their play. As they strive to retell the story and bring the characters to life they engage with each other developing social skills that provide opportunities to develop emotional intelligence. And after several weeks they have the opportunity to share their work, or better said, their play, with family and friends.
Welcome to Treble Tales!
To instill in children a love for the arts while supporting community, cultivating traditions and inculcating core values.
Our Core Values:
- Nurture confidence
- Encourage creativity
- Encourage open-mindedness and understanding of a diverse world
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood
- Be Adventurous, silly, weird.
- Build community