How to Teach Ocarina-playing
Governments around the world increasingly expect children to play musical instruments in primary school. But who should teach? Many instruments are expensive, complex and require expert musical tuition.
We have developed the Ocarina to be taught, wherever possible, by the class teacher. Why?
1. We believe the person who knows the children best is the best one to introduce them to music. And if you don’t read music, just follow the charts and play a few tunes for yourself.
2. You can stay just one step ahead of the class and use your normal teaching skills to guide their progress. When children play more fluently than you, get one of them to demonstrate the next tune – using their skills to help you and the whole class.
3. Ocarinas are many times easier to play than recorders and other similar instruments. And because the Oc® is so much easier to play, it is easier to teach.
4. With our instantly accessible teaching materials, anyone can run lunchtime and after-school ocarina clubs as well as whole-class Ocarina music lessons.
If you would like to teach your class to play the Ocarina, first learn to play for yourself, then purchase a Set of Ocarinas and Books for your class; we will give you some teaching-resources for free. Visit OcShop or call us and ask for the 1-2-3 Ocarina Trial Pack – order today, play and teach tomorrow!
I’ve just seen 5 year old non-readers playing ‘Twinkle twinkle’ from your books and am amazed. You should add to your selling points that ocarina-playing promotes reading-readiness.
Early Years’ Advisor, Hampshire
My class played for the first time after October half-term and, within 5 weeks, were playing Carols in the Christmas concert.
Year 5 teacher, Hillingdon