- Intended audience: children and adolescents
- Calendar: from september to june
- Application: from 1 june to 1 september
- Fees: variable based on the ISEE, see Application Fees button
- Notes: in case of openings in the class, it is possible to apply during the course of the year
The percussion instruments appear in all musical genres and, coming from all corners of the world, comprise the most varied typologies.
The percussion classes at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole features a panoramic offer, which reflects the vastness of the percussion world. It offers children and adolescents an educational path made to favour listening, coordination and imitation, by way of an “open laboratory”, with shared lessons in small homogenous groups and divided by age (2/3 children, starting at 6 years old) within DEMIA (Department of Musical Education for children and adolescents) as well as through individual lessons.
From the age of eight the student will begin the pre-academic course with the study of the drum and drum set, successively adding the xylophone and timpani in the following two years, to arrive at the final phase of the pre-academic course in which the student is introduced to the vibraphone and the marimba, learning four-mallet technique.
The educational path pursues the goal of allowing the completion of foundational formative modules from the basic, medium and advanced levels, with certification of passed exams and attendance of complementary courses included in the study plan.
It is furthermore possible to receive instrumental lessons in a open course, of which there are no planned exams.
From the very beginning the educational path connotes musical experience as a shared activity, thanks to choral studies and participation in the orchestral ensembles and in the School’s chamber ensembles. The School considers students’ participation in concerts, recitals and planned initiatives to be an integral part of the educational course.
To allow a more natural approach to the instrument, attendance in the propaedeutic courses in music is advised for children aged 0-5 years with the Gordon Method and in choral-rhythmic activities targeted towards children between 3 and 9 years old.