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Kathleen Bellavia, Founder 

kbella200@gmail.com 

704-231-5456

 

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to your school or studio in the Charlotte metropolitan area, contact us today! 

Instruments We Use

In our lessons children play pitched and unpitched percussion instruments that provide them an age appropriate experience to master musical concepts. 

Learn About Orff  Instruments

The instruments pictured in the slide show are called Orff instruments and were created by Carl Orff, a German composer and music educator.  Using these instruments students learn 

basic concepts that prepare them for subsequent musical instruction lessons.  These instruments are perfectly suited to guide young music makers.  Their sound is high quality and they invite participation.  Children can master making beautiful music with these instruments even in the first lesson and without special training.  Bars that don't fit into the scale of the song are removed and children improvise on the remaining bars. Exploring music with these instruments gradually trains their ears to discern appropriate musical sounds while they gain confidence in their music-making abilities.  

Unpitched Percussion
Unpitched percussion instruments include drums, wooden instruments such as tone blocks, metal instruments such as finger cymbals, and shaking instruments such as maracas.
Glockenspiels
The glockenspiel is a beautiful German instrument. Bars that don't fit into the scale of a song can be removed. Children improvise on remaining bars and everything they play sounds beautiful.
Xylophones
These high quality xylophones have a beautiful sound. Bars are easily removed for our Orff activities and children can experience the joy of improvisation.
Little Glockenspiel
Little glockenspiels are introduced in our classes starting at age 3. Bars are removable for Orff activities. Parents in our studio classes can purchase these for home use.
Ukuleles
Older children will begin to learn simple chords and strumming on a ukulele. Little ones get to strum and decide to accompany our singing fast or slow while a parent or teacher plays chords.
Multicultural Instruments
Children have the opportunity to add sound effects to songs and accompany activities using a variety of unique instruments from around the world.
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