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Music

Junior Class Lessons and Programme

Ms Sarah Rauch teaches each primary class 1 music lesson a week. Each lesson is created to complement the INTERACT Christian curriculum.
Each term has a different focus, so topics such as Dance, Rhythm notation [played on tuned percussion], Playing Xylophones, Visual learning and singing!
Term 1  we looked at GOD IS PEACE and the way people have used ELECTRICITY in modern music! ALL junior music students had a turn playing
ELECTRIC GUITAR, BASS GUITAR, DRUMS and KEYBOARD!  
We had fun looking at Modern Christian bands and learning about electricity in Music!

Term 2 we are looking at GOD IS OUR LEADER - and how He is our Conductor and Composer, we are like the different instruments of His Orchestra! 

ALL STUDENTS will be having a turn playing the VIOLIN, making a sound from a BOTTLE (Woodwind family), playing PERCUSSION and creating sound from a plastic pipe (BRASS family). Please bring a small bottle to class - as we will be having some fun later this term!violin pic

Musicals

Musicals and Variety Concerts have been held in past years and have been very successful. Past performances have included: Pilgrims, Come in From the Cold, Tiddilidick, Moving On, Whose Afraid of the Real Father Christmas? and Mellow Victoria. These activities depend on voluntary staff involvement and much parent help. 2012 and 2014 were the years of original Musicals with a collaboration of writing between 3 different staff members!
In 2012 we staged the musical "A Star of Persia", written by our very own teacher, Mrs Margaret Sellar and adapted by Mrs Huston and Ms Rauch.
2014 saw the staging of the musical "Noah" and this was greatly enjoyed by the hundreds who attended. The SCRIPT was written by members of the school staff Lois Huston and Paul Norrel, and ALL THE SONGS were co-written by Ms Rauch and students! WELL DONE GUYS!!!

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre classes run after school and at lunchtimes at Hebron Christian College. Students involved aim for an International Musical Theatre exam at the end of the year through Trinity Guildhall (part of Trinity College, LONDON). Classes involve singing, dancing and acting - and students choose their own themes - from Jungletime to Orphans, Superheroes to Spy Kids!jungletime small

The classes are taught by Sarah Rauch, who gained her LTCL Musical Theatre (Performance) with Distinction, through TRINITY COLLEGE

The costs for Musical Theatre are approx $7 per lesson ($70 per term) and great fun is had by all. There is an end of year performance (in full costume) for the parents before the exam - and the growth in self esteem and performance confidence is priceless! The higher grades (grade 5 upwards) are encouraged to perform in a small theatre as part of their exam - changing their category to Musical Theatre in Production

Last year EVERY GROUP ACHIEVED  their grades in their International exams through TRINITY COLLEGE - what an awesome time! Places are open for auditioning, so please let Ms Rauch know if you wish to join in the fun!

Singing tuition is now available, with students encouraged to sit exams through TRINITY COLLEGE ROCK AND POP SYLLABUS. The cost is also $70 per term per student. Students are taught in groups of 2 or 3. WELL DONE to ALL students for their ORIGINAL SONGS written last year and performed at our end of year concert! WELL DONE Bethany Stradwick for the top mark in NZ fro Grade 3 vocals, and Ms Rauch for the top mark in NZ for Grade 8 vocals.
 

Guitar TuitionAvril Moore

Hi there! Im Avril and I teach guitar lessons at Hebron Christian College. I currently teach singing at Kingsway School and teach guitar from my home studio and I?m excited about teaching guitar at Hebron this year. Lessons are 30mins and cost $16 in a group of 2 and $27 for an individual lesson. I started teaching after I studied vocals & guitar at Excel School of Performing arts in 2005. I have been singing and playing guitar as a worship leader for about 9 years, so I am looking forward to being involved with the worship bands at Hebron. I am also a singer/songwriter. I recorded and released a small album in 2008. You can listen to some of my music and see me if you Click here I have been writing and performing my own songs since I was about 14. This includes playing at Parachute Music Festival 4 years in a row from 2006.

If you would like to sign up for guitar lessons, please contact me: Phone: (09) 441 2371 or 021 025 60 300 or email: avril@nznet.co.nz
 

Piano Tuition

resized  200x150 dsc02062Mrs Maie Kim (Bach.Piano Performance), a qualified piano teacher, offers 45min-hour piano lessons to students during school hours. Lessons cost vary according to age and grade level taught but is between $25-$60/hour. For more information or to book your child into lessons, contact Maie at 623 5123

Senior Music and Drama Programme

At years 7, 8 and 9 all students have a 1/2 hour lesson per week for Term 1 on drums, keyboard and guitar (Year 9 also have electric bass). There are other options of violin and simple singing as well from 2014.
Drumming notation: Students read drum notation with high hat, snare drum, and kick drum. There is a beginning sheet with 6 different beats. After students pass this assessment, they start to play real drum tab pieces through GRADE 3 TRINITY ROCK N POP (used for NCEA performance in different schools)
Keyboard chords: with 8 different basic chords to start with. They learn how to play them simply with the left and right hands. After students pass this assessment, they learn real pieces through GRADE 3 ROCK N POP.
Guitar chords: with a sheet of over ten basic chords for guitar. They learn simple strumming as well as bar chords eventually.
Singing: Students have an option of singing in class time as well - singing 3 short pieces (kareoke style) for assessment. This has been a popular option this year!
Violin: Students choosing this option will learn how to read simple notation, hold the bow, play open strings and eventually fingers as well.

Term 2 is where DRAMA is introduced in the form of DEVISED and IMPROVISED DRAMA.
IMPROVISED DRAMA EXERCISES:
Space Jump
Typewriter
Complaints Dept
What are you doing?
Object endowments
Party Host

These exercises spark original thought on the spot, teamwork, fun and action! These exercises build self esteem, a feeling of belonging and unity as a group. 

DEVISED DRAMA: The students choose a character they would like to portray and they are put into groups to form a Devised short play. This will be filmed and performed before the end of the term, on stage and in costume! Students also watch their performances (and others) as a form of self and peer assessment. This is a great reflection time!
 

Senior Music and Drama Programme

At years 7, 8 and 9 all students have a 1/2 hour lesson per week for Term 1 on drums, keyboard and guitar (Year 9 also have electric bass). There are other options of violin and simple singing as well from 2014.
Drumming notation: Students read drum notation with high hat, snare drum, and kick drum. There is a beginning sheet with 6 different beats. After students pass this assessment, they start to play real drum tab pieces through GRADE 3 TRINITY ROCK N POP (used for NCEA performance in different schools)
Keyboard chords: with 8 different basic chords to start with. They learn how to play them simply with the left and right hands. After students pass this assessment, they learn real pieces through GRADE 3 ROCK N POP.
Guitar chords: with a sheet of over ten basic chords for guitar. They learn simple strumming as well as bar chords eventually.
Singing: Students have an option of singing in class time as well - singing 3 short pieces (kareoke style) for assessment. This has been a popular option this year!
Violin: Students choosing this option will learn how to read simple notation, hold the bow, play open strings and eventually fingers as well.

Term 2 is where DRAMA is introduced in the form of DEVISED and IMPROVISED DRAMA.
IMPROVISED DRAMA EXERCISES:
Space Jump
Typewriter
Complaints Dept
What are you doing?
Object endowments
Party Host

These exercises spark original thought on the spot, teamwork, fun and action! These exercises build self esteem, a feeling of belonging and unity as a group. 

DEVISED DRAMA: The students choose a character they would like to portray and they are put into groups to form a Devised short play. This will be filmed and performed before the end of the term, on stage and in costume! Students also watch their performances (and others) as a form of self and peer assessment. This is a great reflection time!
 

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