The 14K workshop provides children aged 8-12 years old with techniques, exercises, and opportunities for singing, dancing, and playing instruments. The 14K student will have had a proficient and full structure of performance and musicianship. This includes basic music theory, understanding the singing mechanism of the body, and learning how to be an intelligent singer and performer. The student is able to explore and develop further his/her talents that may be known and unknown to him/her through various musical and theatrical exercises conducted in class. A recital is mounted at the end of the summer course where all the elements learned are applied by the 14K student.
The Musikgarten Workshop provides children of ages 4-7 years old with music and movement activities. The children are taught to realize that their vocal potential and artistic abilities are limitless, that everyone can learn to dance, support, project, and sing artistically with a beautiful tone. They are taught to think while they sing, to watch and listen to themselves in an intelligent manner. As they begin to understand, observe, and imitate one another, they also learn how to sing and think as a unit.
Through sound singing skills, moving with the correct tempo and playing patterned rhythm, a child’s inner discipline is broadened. In the performance of a musical play, children improve their self-control, expand their attention span, and refine their concentration. Personal self-control in the singing process is one of the most important goals and a natural by-product of artistic music making.
Musikgarten gives young children the opportunity to learn about the world around them through pretend play, singing, dancing, and by playing different kinds of musical instruments in varied rhythm. As classes seem to be filled with much fun and play, musikgarten students may not even realize that they are already learning and gradually developing musical skills.
The Musiktheater Workshop imparts to students basic knowledge of Musical Theater and its elements of voice, movement, and acting. Knowledge about other elements like props and costume making, backstage and technical duties aside from performing are taught as well. Students are able to practice creativity and confidence through the activities and games that help them experience firsthand how to get a certain theatrical value or element. A recital is mounted thereafter wherein all students are included in the cast to showcase concrete application of their learnings in the course.