Schools - Incursions and Workshops
Please note: Currently these 2 workshops are only available in Melbourne, Australia. If you live interstate and are interested, please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss other possibilities.
The Music Generation & Musicians 4 Hearing present an exciting opportunity to promote inclusion and raise Deaf awareness through the magic of AUSLAN and song.
Working with Auslan interpreter, David Childs, and Contemporary Dancer and Choreographer, Anna Seymour, this program teaches the fundamentals of sign-language, including the AUSLAN alphabet, using a current, popular song.
Students are given a choice of learning one of 3 songs in the program by which the lesson is structured around.
The program will be primarily taught by the Deaf presenter. For many children, this will be the first time they have communicated with a Deaf person, and is a wonderful, fun way for them to engage with someone from the community. Creating inclusion and raising awareness is a core feature of this program.
The students will be able to present a short performance of their song and the AUSLAN alphabet for family members or the school community at the end of their class. This is optional component and arrangements will need to be made by the school for the performance to take place if on a larger scale than the students classroom at the end of the session.
Rob Arcari is a dynamic percussionist and teacher. A specialist in Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban folkloric styles, though he is happy to turn his hand to many different musical genres. Currently focusing on, and building his samba group ‘Bloco 3K’ in Melbourne.
Having played various percussive styles for the last 19 years Rob has performed with numerous bands and touring street art companies, across the UK, Europe, Africa and Australia.
Rob has over 10 years experience facilitating music workshops with young people and adults around the UK and Europe. His teaching style, like his performance, is energetic and passionate. Since his intensive training with STOMP! in 2007 he has focused a lot of his work on body percussion. Although a teacher himself, Rob will always consider himself a student. Forever striving to learn more he has travelled the UK, Europe and Cuba to study under the tutelage of masters in their fields. Rob takes the attitude that skills learnt in any genre can be transferred and will help one’s musicality across the board.