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Hey Dee Ho
Mon 18 February , 9:15 am - 10:00 am
An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Monday, repeating until 01-04-2019
One of the major aims of hey dee ho music is to expose children to a broad musical experience in a structured program. The program includes a wide range of songs and musical activities and children produce music themselves on non-tuned percussion instruments. Participants move in response to the music, either freely or at the suggestion of the presenter. Throughout the session the musical concepts of beat, rhythm, tempo, pitch and dynamics are explored in a fun environment.
Popular children’s songs are choreographed and presented over a period of weeks so children feel comfortable about learning longer, more complex songs.
Simple “multi-cultural” greetings, Auslan “signing”, “Sol fa” hand signs and spatial awareness activities are incorporated throughout the year.
Songs and activities are presented in themes to maintain a balance between music and drama to maximise interest for children. There are currently over 50 themes to choose from.
We also incorporate many basic components of childhood development- fine and gross motor skills, cognitive development, turn taking (important in the process of developing interactive social behaviour), listening skills and more.
Programs follow a certain structure each week but are flexible enough to move with children’s ideas and incorporate the presenter’s ‘way’. hey dee ho music is an opportunity for children to immerse themselves in music whilst having fun and learning to socialise with one another.
Amelia is so grateful to present a programme combining her great loves of performance and creative education. A speech and Drama tutor, Vocalist and professional Silly- Goose, Amelia has been teaching, programming and performing in many capacities throughout NZ and Australia for over 10 years. Her passion for education and her love for the world of story and magic is prevalent in each session, which she presents with an abundant warmth and enthusiasm. Currently teaching four programmes – Fun-Key Yoga, Active8, Music and Fiction Factory – Amelia has been presenting with hey dee ho for 6 years, a franchise owner for two of these years with her husband and creative partner, Jake. Amelia is a singer full time and spends her spare time with her dog, chickens and garden!