Welcome to music workshops, where your child will discover and explore the amazing world of sound and rhythm; and embark on a wonderful musical adventure.
The program is specially designed by Nataše Prelević (M.Mus), for children ages 4-12 years. Your child will sing, play an instrument, learn how to write notes and explore the rhythm in a fun way. They will learn about the pulse of the music as well as basic concepts in music, but always through games and activities adapted to their age.
These activities develop concentration, coordination, language skills, self-confidence, emotional development and long-term love for music. These activities introduce students with artistic, cultural, scientific and mathematical basis of music.
Studies have shown that the benefit of musical education includes reading and reasoning skills and confidence. The child involved in musical education has a greater ability to understand different concepts, like those in math and science.
Classes will take place in the International Kindergarten Monte Kids- Portonovi. Our workshop is divided into two parts:
The choir with a small orchestra and Musical education
The program is designed for three main activities of learning music: performance, creativity and active listening to music.
With specially designed music program, children are slowly beginning to recognize musical notation and are slowly entering the world of a group performing of music. Students will learn how to read musical notes and symbols and write their own rhythm patterns and later their own melodies.
The program follows the music theory workbook whose author is Nataše Prelević (M.Mus), and which are provided for all students of the Music Workshop. The workbooks are carefully designed according to children's age and their capabilities.
This program develops an interest in children to create and analytically listen to music as the main activities in the process of learning music.
Active listening, as a key process in the development of an inner hearing, has the purpose of analytical understanding of music and involves active listening to musical elements (melody, harmony, rhythm, musical forms, color of the instruments, sounds around us ...), as well as the proper use of musical terminology when describing the music piece or a song.
Active listening includes examples from literature and melodic and rhythmic echo repetition. This activity helps them to acquire the habit of listening and analyzing music based on their previous knowledge and experience.
Expressive performance plays an important role, primarily because the entire knowledge is demonstrated by singing, playing, by music games, with the application of elements for the expression of music (dynamics, tempo, and the character, the articulation, agogics). This activity plays a very important role in the development of student confidence.
Creativity means that they will be introduced to the basic techniques of composition (as the first step of writing the musical piece), as well as the practical application of the knowledge gained about melody, harmony, and rhythm, and all in order to develop their musical- creative skill.
About the author of the program
Nataša Prelević graduated from the Music Academy in Cetinje (Montenegro) at the Department of Music Pedagogy 2004 after which she obtained a Master degree at the University of Tor Vergata (Università di Roma Tor Vergata) Rome (Italy) with the title of Master of Music (Master of Music, M.Mus.) in the field of analysis of the musical styles of the 20th century, in 2011. She has published a book “Music theory for piano-beginners, copyright issue, Tivat 2016”. In 2018 she graduated at Berklee College of Music (Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts), United States. She got her postgraduate degree (Master of Music Certificate of General Studies) in the program of writing and producing music.
As a member of the expert committee, she participated in the development of the National curriculum for the solfeggio with the theory of music for all primary music schools in Montenegro, in 2018. In the following year, she has published six workbooks, three for the first and three for the second cycle