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Music Class with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

April 7 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

$25

Why teach a music lesson alone when musicians from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra can join you?

The Cobblestone Collective and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) have teamed up to co-teach your next music lesson.

Perfect for Kindergarten to Grade 6 classes, these co-taught lessons combine live music from Orchestra members with movement, emotions, and the creative thinking process.

The lesson begins by listening to live music, created by a Toronto Symphony Orchestra member, and exploring how that sound relates to physical movement.  Students are encouraged to get up and move around as the music changes.

After reflection, we’ll explore what music looks like blending visual art with music.  A second TSO member will play live for your class as they use pencils, crayons, and markers to put on paper what the music feels like to them.

Continue the learning after the lesson with the next step activities included with your ticket:

  • Classroom read-aloud book suggestion and class discussion prompts
  • Instructions on how to set up your own listening & drawing centres with Google Docs and QR Codes
  • Small group or pair activity to continue learning and exploring with sound

Your Curriculum Connections

Not sure how you would be teaching some of those Art expectations to your students this year?  No worries, here are some of the curricular expectations that align with our lesson:

  • Communicate with others in a variety of ways, for a variety of purposes, and in a variety of contexts
  • Communicate their thoughts and feelings, and their theories and ideas, through various art forms
  • Demonstrate an awareness of themselves as dramatists, actors, dancers, artists, and musicians through engagement in the arts
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills gained through exposure to and engagement in drama, dance, music, and visual arts
  • Express their responses to a variety of forms of drama, dance, music, and visual arts from various cultures and communities
  • Develop movement skills and concepts as they use their growing bodies to move in a variety of ways and in a variety of contexts
  • Use problem-solving strategies, on their own and with others, when experimenting with the skills, materials, processes, and techniques used in drama, dance, music, and visual arts
  • Reflecting, Responding, and Analyzing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate their feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of music and musical experiences
  • Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of musical genres and styles from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts
  • Elements of Design in Visual Arts: Colour (identification of warm and cool colours)
  • Elements of Drama: Role/Character (adopting the attitude, voice of a fictional character)
  • Reflecting, Responding, and Analyzing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate their feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of music and musical experiences
  • Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of musical genres and styles from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts
  • Elements of Design in Music: Timbre (identifying classification of instruments by listening to their sound)
  • Elements of Design in Visual Arts: Line (lines that show motion)
  • Elements of Drama: Role/Character (adopting the attitude, voice of a fictional character, using body language – posture, gestures, facial expression)
  • Reflecting, Responding, and Analyzing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate their feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of music and musical experiences
  • Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of musical genres and styles from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts
  • Elements of Drama: Role/Character (adopting the attitude of a number of different characters)

  • Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate their feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of music and musical experiences
  • Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of musical genres and styles from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts
  • Elements of Design in Music: Pitch (melody maps, intervals (unison, step, skip, leap)
  • Elements of Drama: Role/Character (adopting a role and maintaining focus, communicating character taris and choice through body language and gestures,first person point of view
  • Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate their feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of music and musical experiences
  • Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of musical genres and styles from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts
  • Elements of Design in Music: Timbre (tone colour for particular purposes (e.g., use of trumpets for a fanfare, flutes for depicting birds, various instruments for creating specific moods)
  • Elements of Design in Visual Arts: Line ( implied lines for movement and depth)
  • Elements of Drama: Role/Character (adopting a variety of roles; considering both the inner and outer life in developing a character)
  • Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate their feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of music and musical experiences
  • Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of musical genres and styles from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts
  • Elements of Design in Music: Pitch (major, minor)
  • Elements of Drama: Role/Character ( differentiating between authentic characters and stereotypes; using gestures and movement to convey character)

About the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has played a vital role in the city’s cultural life for 98 years. Music Director Gustavo Gimeno brings an expansive artistic vision, intellectual curiosity, and sense of adventure to programming the Orchestra.
 
The TSO serves communities through vibrant performances, extensive educational activities, and impactful community relationships. It has a notable recording and broadcast history and has been celebrated internationally during its many tours. The TSO remains synonymous with musical versatility and growth, and artistic distinction.
 
 
To stay up to date on Toronto Symphony Orchestra news, ticket offers, community programs, and more, sign up for the TSO Email Club.
 

So what are you waiting for?

Join us for this live-streamed virtual lesson on April 7, 2021, at 10:00 am EDT (for our K-3 classes) or 1:00 pm EDT (for our Grade 4-6 classes).

Please note: this lesson will not be recorded due to music copyright restrictions.  You must attend live.

Details

Date:
April 7
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Cost:
$25
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The Cobblestone Collective
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