Suitable for primary level - Years 1-6
Also the older children have fun with the "Korper-Reggae" (body-reggae)
(Concert in Ireland)
Martina entertains and engages her audience with live music, dance and lots of actions. She opens her sessions with a call/ response greeting song and in no time the children join in. And so it goes: they can't wait to have a part in "Grandma's birthday party", dance the "animal-tango", shake their body in the "body-reggae", visit the ice cream parlour, cheer and chant as football fans or travel through many countries accompanied by mysterious tunes on the accordion. 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 German experience.
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.
These concerts are equally suitable as an introduction for children with no former knowledge of the German language and would be an ideal contribution to any cultural, language and music celebrating event, e.g. European Language Day.
Martina offers her interactive concerts also for French and English as a foreign language.
During one of her concert tours in Ireland, young German learners surprised Martina with beautiful choreographies to her song,
“Ich reise durch die Welt” (I'm travelling around the world)
Lengths of concerts: 1 hour
Number of children per concert: 120
Age group: 5-12 years old (+/-), KS1 & KS2
Enough teachers have to be present during the concert
Martina needs: 1 CD player, 1 music stand, depending on size of audience and accoustics she might also need a microphone & stand
Costs: The fee can vary depending on length and numbers of concerts per school. Plase contact Martina directly for more information or to discuss details.
Martina's songs have taken her to many countries such as Irland, Germany, Finland, Moldova, Estonia, Czech Republic and Poland as well as touring all over Great Britain.
In April and May 2013 Martina will be touring Scotland with her songs, including her brand new Fairy Tale songs! The tour is organised by Goethe-Institute Glasgow.
Martina, performing at a song competition event in Tallin, Estonia
For more details, costs of concerts and how to arrange a visit to your school,
please contact Martina at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 07940 572648