The course is designed to support music specialists (e.g., school music teachers, or instrumental teachers) to apply your musical skills to teaching samba. It is designed for musicians who are complete beginners at samba or percussion, but who have experience in music education.
You will have all the resources, playing examples and tips needed to have a go. With some practice on a samba set before you start teaching, you can play along with Jamie’s examples and gain confidence to dive in at the deep end and have a go!
In this course you will learn:
- About the history and context of samba
- How to use the course Handbook (containing all the music parts for a beginner samba group)
- How to play each instrument
- How to build up the skills of the beginner samba group in stages, with tips on music leading
- About managing group dynamics, and identifying players with the qualities needed to get the group to gel together
Whether you want to teach whole-class (First Access) samba, create a school samba group, run an after-school samba club, or use samba in the music curriculum, this course has everything you need to start your samba journey.
To find out more about getting a samba specialist into your school, or sign up for a free term of whole-class First Access samba, email [email protected]
During the pilot phase of this project MusicEL for Schools is completely free. But you’ll get the most out of this course if you also sign up for the free term of First Access as well. You will have:
- one free term of tuition per class, with a samba teacher delivering ten 45 minute sessions
- access to this samba course for one year, so your school can use it with other classes
- access for students – particularly useful if your school needs to switch to remote learning. They will be able to log on and learn or practise samba at home – all they need is some kitchen pans and a wooden spoon!
- Schools will have access to reporting, to show student progress on the platform (which lessons have been completed, etc.)