Camerata musicians in Early Years Project
|Throughout autumn 2008 Camerata musicians Naomi Atherton and Rachael Clegg had a weekly residency at Blacon Community Trust, Chester. The project focused on using song and music, often via traditional rhymes, singing games and lullabies, to help the small people of the Creche group to build their singing, listening, and co-operation skills; and the young mums and babies group to help develop bonding and communication between parent and child.
The young mums involved also created their own songbook as a record of the project so they can continue using these songs in the future, and even taught our musicians new rhymes and songs, reviving the concept of an aural tradition.
|Dalcroze specialists Emma Dixon and Bethan James worked alongside Manchester Camerata musician Amina Hussain to introduce traditional songs, rhymes, improvised tunes and sound effects to the children at the Campus.|