Jolly Music Training Course

with Pedro Izuzquiza

Luogo: Four Points by Sheraton Milano
Data: 21 September 2019

Jolly Music Trainer Pedro Izuzquiza is certified and approved by Jolly Learning Ltd in London. Pedro is a Music specialist with many years experience. He has been a key-note speaker at numerous conferences including the British Council and Bellas Artes in Madrid, TESOL Spain, Jolly Learning, London and in Hong Kong and has written for various publications such as Doce Notas and the online EFL Magazine.
Pedro currently works as a full-time preschool and primary teacher using the Jolly Music programme in order to teach Music in English with ESL learners.


– Why is music so important? Why shall we learn music?
– Music and personal development.
– Music and behaviour management.
– Music and achievement.
2.Introducing Jolly Music
– Warm up: Making singing as natural as speaking.
– Practice: “Hello everyone”, ”Cobbler, Cobbler”, Signals game.
– What Jolly Music offers.
– Who is Jolly Music for (no musical background is needed).
– Effective teaching through music.
– A complete Primary Music Curriculum.
– Music everyday.
– The Levels in Jolly Music.
– The “Music Handbook” and the “Jolly Music Big Book”.
– Praise for Jolly Music.
– Practice: Lesson 1 Beginners Book: “Teddy Bear”, “See-Saw” and “Tick, Tock”.
3.Supporting language learning – developing musical skills for language:
– Music and literacy.
– Why learning music if I am a music teacher?
– Music for EAL learners.
4.The Kodály approach:
– Who is Zoltan Kodály.
– Music is for everyone.
– The importance of beginning musical experiences early.
– Teaching music skills through singing:
– Active understanding through singing.
– The singing chair & solo performance.
– Sound before symbol.
– From the known to the unknown.
– The importance of using the best material and simple songs.
– Practice: “Rain Is Falling Down”, “Cuckoo, Where Are You?”
5.Kodály teaching tools (used in Beginners Level):
– Relative solfa.
– Introducing rhythm names: crotchets and quavers.
– Movement.
– Singing games
– Practice: “Pizzicato Jazz” (L. Anderson), “La Badoise” (French dance), “Toreador March” (“Carmen”,G. Bizet), “Please Pudding”.
6.Musical skills:
– A sense of pulse: “Copy Cat”, “Teddy Bear”, “Radetzky March” (J. Strauss), “The Syncopated Clock”(Leroy Anderson), “Hey, Hey”.
– Understanding rhythm: “See – Saw”, “Copy Cat”.
– Pitch awareness: ”Rain is falling down”, “Up and Down”, “See-Saw”.
– Musical Memory.
– Inner hearing: “Yes We Can”, “Cobbler, Cobbler”.
– Listening: “Up and Down”.
– Ensemble work: “Pussycat”, “Five Little Monkeys”,
– Lesson 18 Beginners Book with the Jolly Music Player.
8.Phonics and Music: How Jolly Music supports “The Fun Phonics Framework”:
– J: “Jump, Jump” (Dani Griffin), “Jack in the Box”, “Jelly on a Plate”, “Juba”.
– Z: “Fuzzy Wuzzy”, “Zig-Zag-Zog”, “The Flight of the Bumblebee” (N. Rimsky- Kórsacov).
– CH: “Chop, Chop”, “Chickens Ballet” (M. Mussorgsky).
– The End: “Tick, Tock”

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