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Christensen's Music & Learning

Musical Instrument
Demonstrations & Play-Alongs
for young children

Children's Music Demonstration 1          Children's Music Demonstration 2

Children Playing Musical Instruments 1          Children Playing Musical Instruments 2

General Information

Christensen's present musical instrument demonstrations and play-alongs to give younger children an educational and fun-packed experience with a variety of musical instruments. Rod Christensen is a multi-talented musician who demonstrates and explains the most popular musical instruments including Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele, Glockenspiel and Percussion. 

Each demonstration is followed by a hands-on play-along to give children the opportunity to play along on instruments within their physical capability, with Rod playing guitar and singing popular and original children's songs. This is an excellent opportunity for children to experience what it is really like to play a musical instrument !

Keryn assists Rod at the presentations and helps the children with holding and playing the instruments. Both Rod & Keryn are blue card holders for working with children.

Venue Suitability

The presentations are suitable for Early Learning Centres, Pre-Schools, Child Care Centres, Kindergartens and most children & family events and venues.

Duration

Total presentation time is 45 to 60 minutes which includes both the instrument demonstration and children's play-along. Additional time is needed for set-up and pack up which is arranged to suit the circumstances.

Presentation Area  Required

A minimum undercover area of approx. 2m x 3m.

Numbers

The demonstration can be presented to any number of children but for the play-along we recommend a maximum of 25 children per session.

When

We are available for bookings in the mornings only on any week-day.

Fees  (Sunshine Coast area only)

One presentation on one day.. $150.

For an additional consecutive presentation on the same day add $75.                 

Establishments may wish to charge a nominal fee to parents.

An additional travelling cost will apply for areas outside of the Sunshine Coast.              

Educational CD

Rod has also produced a 'Discovering Musical Instruments' CD which is available for purchase by establishments or parents. Rod & Keryn always carry copies with them at a presentation. Cost $17.

Show

Christensen's also present a live children's Show which you may wish to check out. 

Most Recent Presentations :

Pam's Family Day Care, Milford Lodge Child Care, Bambini Early Childhood Centre, C&K Community Kindergarten, Flinders Early Learning Centre, Buderim Kindy.

Testimonials :

Flinders Early Learning Centre

' The children really enjoyed this educational and joyful music demonstration and play-along facilitated by Rod and Keryn Christensen. Our FELC teachers thought this was one of the best interactive presentations the children have participated in. Rod & Keryn are great teachers and really knew how to captivate and draw the children into the musical world. Our young 3, 4 and 5 year olds were engaged during the whole duration. 
The children learnt the names of a variety of instruments and had the opportunity to actually play and experience these instruments in the play-along. The small easy to use instruments invited the children to have a go and feel the beat as they played, sang and danced. Many of the children are now keen to continue exploring the world of music. '

Vivienne Walsh - Director


Milford Lodge Child Care

' Rod and Keryn have delivered 4 separate demonstrations and play-alongs at our service for children aged 2 to 5 years. I was amazed at how well it was received by the children. They sat in wonder while Rod played and explained about all of the different instruments. At the end of the demonstration the children all had the opportunity to play along with Rod in a large group band as he played and sang popular children's songs. 

We also purchased Rod's CD 'Discovering Musical Instruments' - we listen to it a lot ! 

I would highly recommend Rod and Keryn's musical presentations to other Long Day Care and Kindergarten Services. '

Molly - Director  PH  (07) 54456228


C&K Community Kindergarten

' We recently had Rod Christensen visit our centre to perform for the children. He was such a hit !            He put on a great show for the children and engaged the kids so well. We found him to be a skilled and talented musician, and a performer with a knack for getting the children up off the floor and interacting.       It was an energetic performance and one that the kids commented on very favourably. 

He did a wonderful job at our kindergarten and we would be honoured to have him perform again in the future. We have already put Rod and Keryn down as our first choice for a return visit next year. '

Carly Smith - Early Childhood Teacher


Pam's Family Day Care

Comments from parents :

“The play-along was fantastic and I was surprised my child of 3 years stayed engaged throughout the half hour demo.”
“The interactive music playing drew everyone in, even the parents”
“Rod and Keryn were fabulous! They did a wonderful presentation that had all the children enthralled and participating, which is not an easy task given the spanning ages.”
“Our children had a wonderful time and really enjoyed trying all the instruments, learning something about each one and also seeing each other and us have a go at them all. Our daughter is now keen to learn to play the violin and keyboard.”
 


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