There are 11 exercises to complete during Lesson 2.
|1. Welcome Song:||Welcome the class with your choice of song||Recording: Piano & Vocals:
Recording: Piano Only:
Discuss the word ‘team’ together.
Discuss any ‘teams’ they are familiar with (e.g. football, etc.)
Ask why they think teamwork and teams are important?
Ask if they think it would be easy for Prince Caprice to travel to the Moon without a team of his friends? Why?
|4. Explain:||Explain that when Jacques Offenbach was writing Prince Caprice’s story, he wanted the instruments in the orchestra and all the other parts of the music, to work together in a team so they could play beautiful music to help Prince Caprice get to the Moon.
Show Violet the Violin picture
Ask the class who is this?
Explain that you are now going to learn about one of Prince Caprice’s friends from the Orchestra.
Ask if anyone has seen her around the class and then point to her on the orchestra sheet.
|5. Violet the Violin||Explain that we are going to help Prince Caprice find his friend Violet the Violin.
Read page 6 of story. As you read the poem, speak with a high pitch and perform the actions.
Explain that Offenbach put the violin in Voyage to the Moon because it was the very first instrument that he learned to play.
How old do they think Offenbach was when he learnt to play? Answer: 6 years old.
Repeat the poem with the children – standing up they can copy your actions.
|6. Discuss the Violins music in verse 2:||Explain that Violet the Violin plays her music all the way through the music (after the Prince’s Song).
Before we find out what happens in the story, as she plays her music, we will listen to her and decide what we think about it.
Think about if it is:
|7. Untuned Instruments:||
|8. Read the Story:||Explain that Violet plays really exciting music that will help make the king very excited. Because of her music, everyone will want to help the prince get to the moon – so they run around making plans and packing.
Read page 7 of the story
|10. Music/Imagination Time||Split the class into groups of 3 or 4 so that they are ‘teams’ and to draw or write items they would take with them on an exciting and long trip. You can go around and help with writing and drawing ideas.
|11. Movement to Music:||
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