It’s a day typical day like any other in a Mini
Maestros class. Carers and students gather happily greeting each
other with a quick catch up chat. There’s a familiar, anticipatory
buzz in the air which you immediately sense from carers and children
- they know what's about to happen!
Let’s begin!! Straight into the "Hello Song"
with a little peekaboo to follow. Then comes a stop-start percussive
instrumental activity. We notice a child whose preferred learning
style is quiet observation, but wait, what’s happening now? As the
music begins, this little one leaps to her feet dancing excitedly in
response to the music. An expression of surprise, exhilaration,
laughter and joy is splashed all around the room. But what has
triggered this reaction? The selected music played is ‘Ve David’
taken from Shenanigans' collection. The music is mainly from Hebrew
origins, but also has a strong Arabic influence. Collaborated
instruments played are bagpipes, accordion, bouzouki, flute,
clarinet, vocals and bass drum which you find in other cultures.