Innovative program for music education based on contemporary teaching methods and using both classical and technological musical instruments. The program’s goal is to teach, develop and nurture musical abilities as a way to empower the participants. The program offers a variety of activities which develop knowledge , life and social skills through experiences of success and while focusing on abilities rather than disabilities.
This program corresponds with the leading trends in the world of music education and is based on wide international knowledge .
The program operates in over 100 groups nationwide within special and inclusive schools, afternoon programs, children’s hospital wards and projects with youth in distress.
IMAGINE's wide experience with this program earned her the special advisory status with the UN.
Award winning inclusive music program
This program is ideal for working with heterogeneous groups of participants both with and without disabilities while taking into consideration the diversity in ages, level of functioning and number of participants per group. The main goal is empowerment through the experiences of musical achievement by playing and performing together. The band sessions include working with contemporary teaching methods such as ‘Figurenotes’ (progressive notation system based on colors and shapes), playing classical and technological musical instruments, vocal and singing exercises, developing rhythmic qualities, songwriting and composing. Through this process we develop inner and outer attention and awareness, shared responsibility and teamwork. The band meets every week and performs several times throughout the year .
This program won 2 international educational awards at the 'Reimagine education' conference in 2019.
This program was developed as a new vision for music education. The program believes music to be an ideal platform for developing and nurturing academic, personal and social skills. Furthermore, music education needs to be multidisciplinary, multicultural, technology based and corresponding with future educational trends.
IMAGINE, as a leading body of knowledge on combining music and technologies, has taken upon itself to lead the implementation of STEAM approach in Israel and created PBL (Project Based Learning) program called SoundLab.
SoundLab consists of 2 parts: the first is evolved around musical journeys and exploring music genres and relating to identity, family, heritage, community and environment; the second is about ear training and music theory taught in a new and easy way through DAW
Developing 21st century skills through music
IMAGINE has created innovative pedagogy in music education focusing on life and social skills and shared it with educators, paraprofessionals, social workers, youth guides and families through workshops and lectures.
IMAGINE has presented its pedagogical models in leading international conferences where it came to realize the growing demand for the unique knowledge based on experience with over 3,000 participants in programs nationwide.
IMAGINE’s next project is creating a first of its kind online platform that will include online courses, peer learning and sharing, a figurenotes database (special progressive notation system from Finland) , a wide selection of musical activities and games, iPad app tutorials and much more. Moreover, IMAGINE will offer bespoke online and on-site training, workshops and support for any organization or institution that will seek further knowledge.
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