Babelut Workshop: Musical dialogues

Musical dialogues are workshops for children aged 0 to 5 and their parents. During these workshops, you and your child will take the first steps towards active musical development.

In this workshop, we play with sounds, melodies and rhythm. We experiment and explore with all kinds of instruments and materials. Music and movement go hand in hand and never leave you unmoved. Certainly not if you can do this together with your child.

The workshops are based on the Music Learning Theory of E. Gordon, who is internationally renowned as one of the most important educationalists specialised in early childhood. His theory claims that musicality is acquired the same way as language, and that it is developed by singing, moving rhythmically, engaging with all kinds of notes and rhythms before notation and music theory are introduced. You can start with this before birth, because a child is already receptive to stimuli and sound in the womb! Gordon’s theory demonstrates that coming into contact with music at a very early age has a significant influence on future musical development. So it is a great idea to stimulate your child and bring them into contact with music through play, especially because it is so much fun for both the children and their parents!

Five age categories are used. Babies are stimulated in their own musical babbling. Toddlers and preschoolers get to work with melody, rhythm and movement. As a parent or carer, you will also discover how you can experience music at home with your child.

Practical information

Age: 0-5 years

Workshop duration: +/-30 minutes

‘Musical dialogues’ is also available as a series of 4 workshops each lasting +/-30 min.

Number of participants: 12 children, 1 active parent per child*

Interested?, 011 610 510

*By actively participating as a (grand)parent with your child, the intensity of making music together is enhanced and you become familiar with the techniques so that you can work with them at home afterwards. Standing or sitting on the sidelines is not an option. But don't worry, you can do nothing wrong!