Musical Workshop

On Friday 23rd of June our class attended a music/percussion workshop with Jon Madin.

Jon is a music teacher with a background in a variety of music experiences. His experience includes playing in folk/rock bands, multi-cultural bands, an orchestra, family music workshops and bush dancing. Jon has worked in musical instrument design including marimbas and experimental musical instruments such as J-pipes, musical bikes and echocellos.

Firstly we practised the beat with Jon, Diana and Alan and used the different instruments. Check us out practising …

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Finally we then had the other year 3-5 classes who also participated in the performance that day along with some junior primary classes, watch us perform. This was a lot of fun!

Check us out performing to the audience! It was a great way to finish the week.

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What did you learn from playing these musical instruments?

What did you enjoy the most and why?

Do you play a musical instrument? What is it and how long have you been playing it for?

23 thoughts on “Musical Workshop

  1. Dear mrs Baldwin,
    I learnt that musical instruments are really fun and I didn’t know that you could make really cool instruments combined with other instruments. I enjoyed when we all played music together and I think it sounds really good. I don’t have any instruments but I have played and I think that they are fun😃.
    From Max

    1. Dear Max,
      I agree with you that if you combine instruments it makes really cool sounds especially the guitar. But you have to keep that beat going no matter what because that’s the main bit in the song.

      By Josh

  2. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    I learnt to make shore the musical instrument is in the right place.

    I enjoyed playing the eco chello because i have never played it before.

    I play the Piano and i have been playing it for a year .

    From Matilda🐬

    1. Dear Matilda,
      I enjoyed playing the chello to

      I don’t play and instrument but if I did I would play the piano

      from Constantina

  3. Dear Miss Baldwin,
    I Learnt that the instrument has top be in the right place so the music will come out propily and that you can hear the instrument.

    I enjoyed using the ecochellow because it was a new instrument that i could learn to play and that not was really fun.

    No I don’t play a musical instrument but if I could it will be a piano because it sounds fun to play also thatLucena and Matilda have told me that its really fun.

    From Constantina🦁

  4. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    What I enjoyed most was playing the echo cello and now i want to play the cello
    What I learnt from it was that music is easy when you try hard
    I used to play the guitar for a year then I stopped
    BYE FROM JORDAN 🎻🎸🎤🎧

  5. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    I did not learn anything except that music can be fun. i

    I Enjoyed the aero chelows and the performances .

    I do not play an instrument but I want to play the drums because it’s cool and some of my friends do like Nelson😎.
    From Wil

  6. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    the thing that i learnt from the instruments is that they make all different sounds when you bang or press it will make different tunes.

    The thing I enjoyed the most was that i got to play the echo chelos because i have never played one before.

    I don’t play a instrument but i like playing the guitar because it makes a really cool sound which I like.
    From James G

  7. Dear mrs B

    The instrument i enjoyed the most was the glockisnbill.

    I don’t play any musical instruments but i do have some “composer apps”

    from jon

  8. dear Mrs Bladwin

    i learnt that music can be really fun

    i enjoyed playing the echo chella

    i don’t play a musical instrument but my brother does, he has been playing it for about 1 and a half years

    From Zac💸

  9. Dear mrs baldwin
    What I learnt at the musical performance was that you can combine two instruments.

    I liked playing the echo chellos the most because I’ve never played anything like it before.

    I don’t play any instruments at the moment but I’m thinking about playing guitar next year and i used to play the piano.

    from Kyra 😜

  10. Dear Ms Baldwin the thing i learnt was you can make music out of lots of things the thing i enjoy the most was doing the concert. I play the drums for a long time.

    from tommy

  11. Dear Mrs Baldwin
    The thing I learnt from playing those musical instruments was that they all have a different style and that we have to play it differently and treat them different.The thing I enjoyed the was the eco cello. The reason I enjoyed it was because it had a fun sound and it looked really fun.
    From Jasmin

  12. dear mis baldwin I enjoyed the musical bikes the most
    I learnet about all these new inserumert
    l play piano and l’ve been playing for 4 years

  13. Dear mrs Baldwin,
    I learn’t that it is extremely important to have a pattern because if there is no pattern the music has no beat to play on. What I enjoyed the most was the echo chello because you got to use all your fingers to make a wonderful tune. No I don’t play a musical instrument but if I did I would play the guitar because it makes great sounds.
    From JamesM😎

  14. Dear Miss Baldwin
    What i learnt was the cello that 2 instruments could make 2 different loud sounds when you bang or press it will make different tunes i loved the cello because i have never played it and i have never used a violin stick so it was fun.the musical bikes because it looked soooooooooooo fun but i didn’t get to ride them.I played a musical instrument at my old school for 3 years.

  15. Dear Miss Baldwin,
    i learnt what ever instruments you like, you do and i liked the cellos .
    i enjoyed the musical bikes because they funny sounds and would like to play one or a wooden cello.
    i haven’t played a guitar but i won,t because they are rocky and amazing of them and they are sick to play if i played one , i would give artiste played a $50000 bucks🤑😎🎸😜😘

  16. Dear mrs baldwin,
    i learned that it is hard to learn them.

    i enjoyed playing the echo chellos because they are fun to play.

    i used to play the piano for 5 years but then i quit.

    From Ruby

  17. Aloha class I miss you so much I can’t wait to see you on Monday. I have lots to tell you about the other side of the world from Tyla😎🇺🇸

    1. thanks alot Tyla we all miss you as well we hope to see you back at school soon and we will like to hear whats it like.

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