Programs and Services

School Holiday Program

  • A 4 day program, running from a Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3.30 p.m during Australian school holidays.
  • The program is aimed at children from ages 6 – 11 years old. There is a workshop program tailored specifically for the younger age group (6 – 8 years) and one for the older age group (8 – 11 years). As the workshops are interactive, the maximum class size is ideally 25 students.
  • 4 different cultures are included in this Creativity Program: West African, Indigenous, Javanese and Brazilian. Each workshop will be facilitated by experienced teachers from one of these cultures, together with Shari Lindblom, director of Magic Tree of Music and other supporting art, dance and music teachers from the West African, Indigenous, Brazilian and Javanese cultures. The school holiday program provides a short, but fun and intensive exploration into the music and art of these cultures.
  • Children will participate in activities including
    • Musical instrument playing
    • Vocal exploration
    • Dance and movement
    • Art and craft
    • Story-telling and poetry
    • Improvisation/composition
    • Performance
    • Creative focusing and visualisation techniques
    • Creative problem-solving
  • Creativity assessments are not included in this program.
  • The cost for the school holiday program is $350 per student, including all materials and use of instruments. Lunch and drinks are not included.
  • Next school holiday program dates are:
    • Brisbane workshops: April 4 – 7th , July 4 – 7th, Sept 26 – 29th, 2016.
    • Sydney workshops: April 11 – 14th, July 11 – 14th, Oct 3 – 6th, 2016.
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Long Program

  • The program involves 25 weekly workshops of 90 mins duration, held over a period of 6 months. These are designed to align with the school term and can be conducted during school hours or after school, as required.
  • The program is aimed at children from ages 6 – 11 years old. There is a workshop program tailored specifically for the younger age group (6 – 8 years) and one for the older age group (8 – 11 years). As the workshops are interactive, the maximum class size is ideally 25 students.
  • 5 different cultures are included in the Creativity Program: West African, Indigenous, Javanese, Brazilian and Chinese. Each workshop will be facilitated by experienced teachers from one of these cultures, together with Shari Lindblom, director of Magic Tree of Music and other supporting art, dance and music teachers.
  • Children will participate in activities including
    • Musical instrument playing
    • Vocal exploration
    • Dance and movement
    • Art and craft
    • Story-telling and poetry
    • Improvisation/composition
    • Performance
    • Creative focusing and visualisation techniques
    • Creative problem-solving
  • The participating students will take a creativity assessment both pre and post the workshop program, to enable their creativity skill development to be assessed and communicated to parents.
  • The workshop program can be conducted on-site at a school venue, if required. For the Javanese gamelan workshops, the students will need to relocate to an appropriate venue.
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