At Magic Years International School we learn about music through the Orff-Schulwerk Approach, a child-centred, developmental approach which encourages children to experience music at their own level of understanding. Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as children become confident, life-long musicians and creative problem solvers.
These kinds of music stories follow the important elements of teaching music with the Orff-Schulwerk Approach.During our recent Book Week at Magic Years, in music class, we all enjoyed listening the stories and songs, acting with the role-play, playing the percussion instruments for sound effects to accompany the stories, dancing with the music and also sharing laughs and good time together. This make me realizes that telling a story to children can be so mesmerizing and very different from reading story out loud to a group. Add songs, chants, rhymes, dances, or musical instruments to a storytelling scene and the story experience is even more enriched!