Early Childhood Musicianship Classes – A Brief Outline
This programme specifically caters for children 3 to 7yrs of age. Classes are based a combination of activities from the Kodaly, Off Shulwerk and Dalcroze Methods. It is a kinesthetic based music aptitude programme. A lesson may include a combination of some of the following activities:
Movement to music, patterning games, finger plays and action songs, scarf activities, echo singing, call and response pitching and singing activities, circle songs, pitch exploration, songtales, Kodaly solfa and rhythm work, basic music theory and some instrumental work. The instrumental work involves percussion instruments e.g. drums, tapping sticks, glockenspiel and body percussion. In a typical older class (5 to 7 years old), basic piano skills are included as an extension along with rhythmic and melodic activities.
Musicianship teacher: Arianne Jacobs B.Arts, Hons (Music Performance)
Arianne completed her music studies at UWA. She graduated with 1st class Honours in music performance. She plays cello and piano. Arianne has won many awards and prizes at eisteddfods and competitions in the last many years. These include the AMEB Trophy for the Most Outstanding Instrumentalists in the 2007 Fremantle eisteddfod (for piano trio). Arianne received a UWA exhibition program scholarship for cello in 2008 & 2009. She also received several music scholarship offers for high school studies. In 2011, Arianne was the winner of the Fremantle Eisteddfod AMEB Trophy ‘For the Most Outstanding Instrumentalist ‘(for solo instrument). Arianne was Australian Strings Association’s nominee for the 2011 WA Symphony Orchestra masterclass with international cello soloist Alban Gerhardt. Arianne was a member of two school choirs and two senior school orchestras in which she had been leading the cello sections for several years. She was music captain in Yr 12 at St. Mary’s Anglican Girls School. She was awarded Honours in her TEE Music performing at Diploma skill level. She was selected to perform in the prestigious Performing Arts Perspectives 2013, as one of the highest standard performance students for the WACE 2012 exams. Arianne plays in a string trio that has performed for special occasions, weddings, parties, anniversaries, funerals, Christmas parties, bush dance parties and balls.
In 2014, Arianne was part of a Youth Mission Team, using her artistic skills working with high school students within schools in NSW, SA and the ACT. In 2015, Arianne continued her uni music studies in performance, teaches cello, piano and an early childhood musicianship program. Her interests are, connecting with youth and children, playing the cello, swimming and reading. She has been lead cellist for both the UWA Chamber Orchestra and the UWA Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, Arianne was nominated for the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra masterclass with Alban Gerhardt. Her more recent achievement in Oct. 2016 was winning the finals of the most prestigious UWA VOSE memorial concerto competitions. In 2017, Arianne received 4 UWA awards, this included the Edith Cowan Prize in Music for achieving the highest weighted average mark for her final year in undergraduate studies, the Royal Over-Seas League Prize for Music Performance, the most prestigious VOSE memorial prize and the Wesley Uniting Church Scholarship.
In 2018 Arianne received the UWA Lady Callaway Medal for the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student; for her honours year.
She is a member of the Australian Society for Music Education (Inc). Arianne teaches at Swan Valley Christian College, Kingsway Christian College, the Quintillian School and at the Jacobs Music Studio in Floreat. She holds a WWCC for working with children.
SEE:- student references below for Arianne Jacobs
Our five year old daughter has really enjoyed Arianne's early childhood musicianship classes. It has been such a fun and positive beginning to music. She has loved the variety of games, singing, and introduction to instruments and has quickly learned to play some basic tunes on the piano.
-Alana and Gordon (City Beach)