Starting in the fall of 2011 Jana has been trying to start up a Music Together class here in Banská Bystrica. Unfortunately there were never enough kids signed up to meet the minimum requirements for a group.
Music Together in Slovakia
If you click on the “Music Together” tag below or to the right, you’ll find a lot of posts about Jana’s Music Together preparations. She’s been hoping to use this music and movement program for preschoolers as a way of building bridges in the community. There are other things Jana does and could do, but she loves Music Together and we think it’s a great way to teach music and build relationships. [Read more…]
Summer Ministry Review (and Fall Prospects)
We’ve had our share of transition challenges since moving to Slovakia but we’ve had our share of ministry opportunities as well.
Sandpiper, Sandpiper (video)
Here’s a video of Jana’s Music Together at Trinity class singing “Sandpiper, Sandpiper.” [Read more…]
Hey Ya Na (video)
Have you wondered what Jana’s Music Together classes are like? I suppose it’s hard to imagine how you can offer music classes to children from birth to kindergarten. What are those kids able to even do? I’m sure my descriptions don’t do it justice nor even the few videos (and here) that we’ve posted in the past. Here’s another video that might help fill in the picture.
Michael Jordan, Brett Favre, … Jana Patterson
Jana has now joined the ranks of (famous) people who find it difficult to put a good thing to rest.
Hello Everybody! (video)
Every Music Together lesson begins with the song, “Hello, Everybody!”
Music Together at Trinity 2010
Here’s a very short clip from one of Jana’s Music Together at Trinity classes from last semester.
This week will be the second week in the winter session (four sessions per year). She got lots of positive feedback from her fall classes. The further into the Music Together program she gets, the more she likes it. I’ve been trying to get her to write up a short reflection on why–we’ll see if she can find some time in the next few months.
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