What the children learn from the workshops
- A practical introduction to rhythms and percussion instruments used all around the world
- Basic playing techniques and how to play with the right feel in percussion ensemble.
- Introduction in playing basic surdo, caixa, reqinique, djembe, agogo bells, shaker and tamborim.
- About guided listening to musical examples, clapping different rhythms and playing different grooves in an ensemble.
Flute is a major solo and orchestral instrument in both classical and jazz music. Its beautiful sounds and articulations often used to express tender affection or imitate nature by all composers alike.
It also helps develop good posture and effective breathing as well as supporting the development of fine motor and coordination skills.
At Jonas Foundation, we provide friendly small group or individual lessons as well as flute ensembles coaching a, depending on ages and abilities.
Cello & Violin
Percussion workshops are a great way to engage children in learning music in a fun way. All participants explore the elements of multi-cultural rhythms and how sounds are created and composed. The children have the freedom to express themselves and give them a greater sense of achievement as they work together to produce music for performances such as our end of the month concerts.
The workshops are suited for all children attending the project, especially for those that are learning to play an individual instrument. The workshops have the added benefits of developing their rhythmic skills and sense of time and groove.
Music Theory forms the very backbone of every musical education.
It helps all musicians:
- To understand how music works.
- To be able to detect any errors.
- To write music accurately.
- To be able to sight-read well.
This includes being able to understand the dynamic changes that is required to ensure that the music pieces our students are learning are played correctly, with depth and emotion.
Intended outcome of the workshops
- To develop confidence and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in groups.
- To develop their creativity and enable them to explore different opportunities around.
- To become independent and gain pride from practising their individual instruments at home.
- To help students who are taking their music exams to succeed well in them.
The piano is an instrument of great importance in the musical world.
Every music student must strive to learn to play it. Even professional musicians must demonstrate a proficiency with the piano no matter what their main instrument is.
It is valuable for music theory, where students can visualise the notes clearly. It is also an instrument that allows you to play several notes at the same time.
This makes the piano a universal instrument and a valuable one for any student to learn.
It is a common first instrument in many parts of the world.
Like other branches of musical education, it builds cognitive skills and promotes good mental health.
As a wind instrument it helps to regulate good, healthy breathing and also supports the development of fine motor skills.
The obvious advantages of learning to play a string instrument include:
The development of focus, discipline, coordination, perseverance, fine motor skills and aural awareness.
Playing in groups benefits the children’s communication, enhances their social skills and promotes mutual understanding. Performing in concerts after all their hardwork gives them a great sense of achievement and self-respect.
Above all, it creates a balance to today’s electronic entertainment!
The Jonas Children's Choir is composed of our youngest students.
Participating in the choir is a must for every student, regardless of their main instrument of choice.
The students broaden their coral repertoire regularly, learning various songs that expand their cultural and historical understanding. Their hard-work reaches fruition in our various concerts.
The benefits of singing are vast:
- Physically, singing trains your lungs, improves posture and can even reduce pain and strengthen your immune system!
- Emotionally it increases self esteem and confidence, increases positive feelings (can help to reduce anger, sadness and anxiety) and encourages creativity.
More importantly it brings the students together and creates a sense of community.
Registered UK Charity No: 1148414
Jonas Children's Choir
Jonas Foundation UK registered charity No: 1148414
7 Sydney Place, Flat 3, London, SW7 3NL
The Jonas Foundation UK takes its origin and support from the Jonas Foundation Switzerland at