mini Toolbox - BREATHING | solfege
The green toolbox pages help students improve their breathing in a playful way.
The ‘WICKED WITCHES’ game for example is a great way to work on breathing with your students in a playful way. The toolbox contains two worksheets: one designed for individual flute lessons and one to use in groupal classes. Using the individual ‘Wicked Witches’ page, the student will repeat the breathing exercise 3 times each day and will write down the highest score of the day. In the group lesson each student has his or her own plastic (transparent) cup with magical water to blow. The plastic cup has to be transparent so other students can visually see how long the student is exhaling. Whenever a student can exhale the amount of seconds that is written down on the 'Wicked Witches' page, he or she can paste a sticker and go to the next kettle.
Another game out of this bundle is the ‘SNORKELING’ game and helps young flutists warm up their breathing and their sound production at the beginning of their flute lesson.
For more specific information and for ideas on how to use The little Flute mini toolbox - Exploring BREATHING, follow me on INSTAGRAM (@mayosflutestudio) or on FACEBOOK facebook pagina (@mayosflutestudio). Here you will find videos with relevant explanations and detailed thoughts on the toolbox material. You may also contact me through my website: www.marjoleindesmet.com
Marjolein (Mayo) Desmet is a European flutist, born in Belgium, and currently living in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Flute Performance and did a specialization in Music Pedagogy. Whenever Mayo has some free time she loves to hand letter and practice calligraphy. Her favorite colour is Tuscan sun yellow and the best cookies in the world are definitely oreo’s. Mayo runs her own music studio, Mayo’s Flute Studio, where she offers flute classes designed for every student’s individual needs. Everyone is unique! Student’s qualities, talents, and ideas take centre stage during flute lessons. Mayo’s goal is to create a learning environment full of fun and positivity. To know more about Mayo’s Flute Studio visit the website: www.marjoleindesmet.com