Canoe Song

The Singing Circle is part of every group piano class. This is where we learn the melodic patterns of the songs we will eventually play and one of the ways to get the music firmly cemented in our brains. In this video you will see Jared, Ismael, Mikayela, Kelsey and Taylor, paddling their canoe in duple rhythm, while singing a melody line and an ostinato (dip, dip and swing) which changes from girls to boys at my prompting. Did you understand any of this? Well, this class of 8 year olds knows this is the way to make music. Our next step down the road will be to transfer it to the piano.