Interactive concerts

German TranslationMartina Schwarz will visit your school with her interactive MFL song program, suitable for primary level (4-12 years)

Martina created her German language learning songs in collaboration with the Goethe-Institute, London.

Martina introduces herself in the target language: I come from Cologne…. Photo: Jiří Příborský                                             Martina will visit your school or venue of your choice, giving one hour long interactive concerts for up to 100 children. She opens her sessions with her call/ response greeting song and in no time the children join in. She then surprises them with her accordion which she plays to the children’s delight to accompany her songs.

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Martina is introducing the animals in preparation for the “Animal Tango”. German language learning pupils in the Czech Republic are eager to join in! Photo: Jiří Příborský        Martina’s songs are tailor-made for teaching German/French/ English as a foreign language in Primary schools – the children sing about their everyday activities at school, the days of the week, months, seasons, numbers, parts of the body, food, animals and what they do in their free time – all topics which are relevant to the primary curriculum.

“Ein Tag mit Deutsch” A documentary about early language learning in Czech Republic.

But singing about these things is so much more fun than just talking about them! In Martina’s concerts the children have plenty of opportunity to act out, move and dance as well as sing their hearts out. They learn new and practise already known vocabulary whilst being entertained and engaged. Martina adapts her repertoire and length of concert according to the age group. Finishing her session on a personal note by mentioning the children’s names in her Good Bye song and rounding it all up with questions and answers leaves the children with a real live experience in the target language.

Martina will be entertaining young audiences with her German songs at the educational fair Didacta” in Cologne/ Germany, 16.- 20.2.2016 

Concert tour in Scotland in early June 2016

School Concert Tour in Ireland

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Even the older pupils are having fun singing and dancing the “Body Reggae”  (above) on concert tour in Ireland

Irish pupils present  their choreography to Martina’s song “Ich reise durch die Welt”.

These concerts are equally suitable as an introduction for children with no former knowledge of the target language and would be an ideal contribution to any cultural, language and music celebrating event, for example, European Language Day.

School Concert Tour in the Czech Republic and Moldova

Primary school pupils sing and dance the “Animal Tango” in Ostrava, Czech Republic (left). Pupils in Chisinau, Moldova, on stage doing the Football song (right)

Although Martina’s songs have so far only been published for German as a foreign language, she can visit your school with a similar interactive musical language program for French or English as a foreign language.

Technical requirements

Martina will need a microphone & mic stand (depending on size of audience and acoustic)
1 music stand, 1 powerful CD player

For more details, costs of concerts and how to arrange a visit to your school, please contact Martina:
Email: [email protected]
or Tel: 0044 20 72496211  / Mobile: 0044 7940 572648

Martina’s Touring Calendar

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