March 13th, 2014 - Report
Blamed, uncovered, uncomfortable, hesitant, confident, dishonored, confused, exposed, satisfied, ashamed, fulfilled, awkward, humiliated, inhibited, special
Kids: 12 kids of the Yellow class
Educators: Sara, Nancy, Susanne, Uli, Sotar,Jolande
Cello player: Christy Oscar
- Guitar (Sara)
- Violin (Sara)
- 30 faces to be colored (Nancy)
- Sheets and pens and colors (Natalia)
- A ball/something funny to throw (Nancy)
"dihina dan malu-malu ragù-ragù yakin ragù-ragùyakin
dihina dan malu-malu ragù-ragù yakin seganbingung
diper-malukan kikuk disalakhan puas yakin spesialpuas yakin spesial
diper-malukan kikuk disalakhan puas yakin spesialpuas yakin"
(Meaning: "humiliated and inhibited, hesitant, confident
humiliated and inhibited, hesitant, reticent, confused
dishonored, awkward, blamed, satisfied, confident, special
dishonored, awkward, blamed, satisfied, confident)
This is a way to teach them a wider vocabulary to express themselves.
The kids were a bit confused; they said: “it's difficult to follow.”
(But at the end they very much liked the song).
We then taught them how to breathe together.
Kids displayed more engagement during this exercise.
• quick Introduction of Christy quickly, and then she started playing Bach Bouree I and II.
Christy introduced herself and the kids askedquestions.
Everybody listened very carefully while Christy was playing. They observed every movement.
Especially Ar seemed absorbed into the music.
During the question round, they asked her many questions, from “how long she’s been practicing” to“how old she is” and “how long her education takes.”
Question: how violin and cello are different?
All kids were genuinely interested and they made remarks while asking questions.
Christy, played Bach a second time, and thekids had to write/draw what they thought she was feeling.
See attachments: drawings
All of them agreed there are parts in the music that are happy, sad, or even a bit scary.
° TANPA PERASAAN (Impassive game)
Christy played again and the kids had to try to distract her from her playing, but she had to continue.
In first place the kids were a bit shy, they didn't really know what to do.
After a few minutes, especially when thier teacher Uli started to play too, they started to have more fun, they moved in a circle around Christy in order to make funny faces. But they still looked awkward.
E and Al hid behind the tables, they didn't want to join.
° Song "Dihina..." with two voices (Canon)
Kids seemed to enjoy the song more now.
Sara played the song “Beautiful - Cherry Bell”, orJangan Menyerah, and subsequently she mademistakes, she apologized, and then we asked:“what is Sara feeling?”
(Ashamed, blamed, embarrassed, angry on myself)
And “what will she feel if she plays well and you all enjoy the music?
(Proud, happy, confident, special, fulfilled, etc.)
Kids observed carefully, they had fun to guess the feeling.
We tried to divide them in three groups of 4 kids.
1. Al, E, De, L
E and L are a couple. Al comes in and chats. De throws stuff at E and L and he starts teasing them.
Show: feeling special (boy/girlfriend), confused (who's throwing things at them)
2. Ar, Di. T, Jolande
Ar, Di and T are the audience. Jolande is a pianist, but while she is playing the kids shouted and covered their ears. Jolande walked away embarrassed.
3. S, Sy, N, I
Sy and N sat on a bench
I and S checked the work they've done. Sy got a compliment, but N got shouted at.
They subsequently left, but I had forgot her phone.N took it and she hid it.
They checked Sy and N's pockets. N is very embarrassed.
Talked about shame, and that you can laugh at yourself
Sara shared an ashamed situation with them and she explained how she had coped.
She asked Natalia or Sotar if they wanted also to share.
Sara, Sotar, Nancy shared a story.
Relax in circle: remembering the feeling of pride; Associate a gesture to that feeling; when you feel discouraged or humiliated, recover the gesture and feeling of that moment.
De: When during a soccer match he made a good shot he got a compliment
Al: likes laughing
L: nice smile
T: when they tease her she shouts
Nancy: likes laughing
Jolande: makes everyone happy
Becky: likes playing with the little ones
N: beautiful smile
Sara: makes everyone happy
The session today was very intense and at the same time cheerful and participated.