DEMIA, Department of Musical Education for Children and Adolescents, is a two-year educational course whose goal is to allow novices, children and adolescents to undertake the practice of music through shared lessons in small groups (3/4 students maximum) of students from the same age group.

Objectives of shared lessons
The shared lesson is of proven and effective educational value, with significant results regarding emotional involvement, listening and motivation; it favors the bonds between the students and their families resulting in increased opportunities for support and development.

In this first two-year period, educational objectives are attained through work in small groups (maximum 4 children) and achieved using such tools as imitation, repitition and positive reinforcement, with a minimal emphasis on individual responsability, leading to a more gratifying result.
Among the advantages of this course of study are the possibility to reduce lesson frequency to only two days per week (during the first year) as well as reduce the economic impact on families in this initial introductory phase to music.
At the end of the two-year DEMIA program, students who intend to proceed with the natural course of study in music will receive indications from the professors to begin with the pre-academic courses, which provide individual lessons and complementary subjects.

DEMIA Admission requirements
Activation of the instrumental course of studies proposed by DEMIA depends on the number of applicants that ultimately enroll -with relation to each instrument- by the prescribed deadline.
In the event that reduced number of applicants or other conditions do not allow for the course to be held, families will be informed which instruments will not be possible for study.

To facilitate a more natural approach to the instruments, it is suggested to attend courses Music Classes from 0 to 5 years with the Gordon Method and in the Rhythmic Choral Classes for children from 3 to 9 years.

EXAMPLE OF TWO-YEAR DEMIA COURSE:

STRINGS, WINDS (Flute, trumpet, bassoon), ACCORDION AND PERCUSSION:
Year 1
1 hour of shared instrument lessons per week (3/4 children maximum)
1 hour of singing solfege or similar
1 hour of orchestra per month
Year 2
1 hour of shared instrument lessons and one half-hour individual lesson per week
1 hour of singing solfege or similar
1 hour of orchestra per week

PIANO:
Year 1
1 hour of shared instrument lessons per week (3 children maximum)
1 hour of singing solfege or similar
1 hour of orchestra per month
Year 2
2 half-hour lessons per week with a 45 minute presence, to share a space with your musical partner and play 4 hands with him or her
1 hour of singing solfege or similar
1 hour of orchestra per week

GUITAR:
Year 1
1 hour of shared instrument lessons per week (3/4 children maximum)
1 hour of individual instrument lessons (divided in two half-hours or one hour, at the professor’s discretion) per month
1 hour of singing solfege or similar
Year 2
1 hour of shared instrument lessons and one half-hour individual lesson per week
1 hour of Guitar ensemble per month
1 hour of singing solfege or similar

HARP:
Year 1
1 hour of shared instrument lessons per week (3 children maximum)
1 hour of singing solfege or similar
1 hour of orchestra per month
Year 2
2 half-hour individual instrument lessons followed by a 15 minute shared lesson with the student of the following hour
1 hour of singing solfege or similar
1 hour of orchestra per week

 

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