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'Discovering Musical Instruments' Show

for Children

~ Entertaining    ~ Educational    ~ Inspiring

Show Pic - Rod/Keryn on Staff
  About The Show

The 'Discovering Musical Instruments' show is presented by Rod & Keryn Christensen from Christensen's Music & Learning, who are a Sunshine Coast based company dedicated to music education and entertainment.

Rod is a multi-talented musician, singer and song writer who has combined all his musical skills to present this totally unique children show. The show is based on original songs written by Rod, each song highlighting a popular musical instrument. Instruments include Saxophone (Soprano, Alto & Tenor), Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drums.  

At a show Rod performs each song by singing and playing the feature instrument, and in a way that gives children a captivating and educational musical experience. Children are involved in many of the show songs with dancing, playing 'fruit shakers', and singing along on easy vocal lines. Keryn performs backing vocals and assists with children involvement and stage management. Rod performs the songs to his own high quality pre-recorded accompaniment. Rod and Keryn are both blue card holders for working with children.

Most Recent Show Performances :

~ St James Primary School - Tweed Coast

 ~ Gold Coast Australia Day Festival

~ Noosa Fair Shopping Centre

~ Crystal Waters Community Maleny

Show Reviews 

At St James Primary School we presented 2 shows catering for grades pre-prep to six. The shows were well received by an audience of enthusiastic and responsive school children and was well worth the long trip down to the Tweed Coast. 

Comments by the music teacher at St James Primary School:

'A HUGE thank you to Rod and Keryn for travelling from the Sunshine Coast to give St James’ students the gift of their ‘Discovering Musical Instruments Show’. The students LOVED the show! An engaging, interactive and educational show performed by true professionals. Your commitment to children’s music education is greatly appreciated and many students are now considering learning a musical instrument. Thank you for inspiring us! '

Megan Robinson

Teacher-St James Primary, Banora Point

St James 4    St Jaames 5

St James 6    St James 7  

St James 1    St James 2

                                                 St James 8

 

Reviews by two grade 5 students at St James Primary School:

 Student 1.

'What is the nickname for the clarinet? What do you not do with your guitar? If you haven’t seen the hip, modern,  fun , exquisite, entertaining Christensen’s music show  you wouldn’t know the answer to these questions.

Rod Christensen and his wife take music to a whole new level. Their show is a mixture of fun and education as they present brass, percussion, woodwind and string instruments in fun songs full of rhythm, beat and bounce, which makes you want to move your feet and flip your hair. Songs like: I Love My Guitar, Toot Toot Toot the Flute and When I Play on my Saxophone will get stuck in your head. This show is a ten out of five star performance, which has all the things the doctor ordered. So, you had better tape your socks on, cause they are about to be blown right off.'

Student 2.

'On the 15th and 22nd of June the students of St James saw the ‘Discovering Musical Instruments Show’. My favourite thing about the show was how Rod did not just tell us about all the musical instruments. Instead,  he sang us a song for each instrument and interacted with the audience. It was really funny how they used fruit shapes for maracas and got children up to play them. He also invited about 8 children to the front to dance to some of his songs. It made me think about what instrument I would like to play, maybe the trumpet although that might be too hard. Violin could be easy but I think I could play the flute or the drums. This was a great experience and I thank them for coming to play for us.'


Workshops

Christensen's also present a series of Children's Music Workshops for schools. Parents/Carers can enquire with their school to see if workshops are being presented at their school. Full workshop information can be viewed on the  Workshops - Parents/Carers Information Page


CD

A CD is available of all the songs performed at the 'Discovering Musical Instruments' show.

For full information go to the CD Page

 

Print Music

For children already learning music, all 10 songs from the 'Discovering Musical Instruments' show are available for purchase in Print Music, transposed for most instruments. The songs suit student musicians and vocalists with intermediate skill levels.

For full information go to the  Print Music Page


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Song Titles

When I Play On My Saxophone

The Clarinet Jump & Jive

Toot The Flute

Let Me Hear The Trumpet

Trombone Charlie

Music's Fun With A Violin

Keyboard Craze

I Don't Lend My Guitar

Hey Mr. Funky Bass

Bring In The Drums