The Story of LLMC
Dorothy (Locy Lee) has been teaching Music and Cantonese playgroups in London since 2017. Most of her pupils have a Cantonese speaking family background, with parents wishing their children to have more exposure to the language and culture.
She was searching for good quality teaching materials for children to learn music in Cantonese and, conversley, to learn Cantonese through music. She found that there are many high quality music education methods and amazing curriculums. However, not many were written in Cantonese, which led her to start creating a bespoke set of teaching materials of her very own. She used her profession as a composer and arranger to write this curriculum, adapting the Kodaly philosophy, where she was trained as a Kodaly educator. She continues to research into the relationship between language and music and is always finding ways to apply this study into both disciplines.
Not only will your children highten their musical awareness in pitch and Cantonese tone, but they will also widen their Cantonese vocabulary and extended sentence structure through our carefully designed songs.
2022 Summer Term
LLMC Locy Lee Music Class
23 April - 25 June 2022 (9 weeks)
New students? Please contact me and I will arrange a free meeting to go through the class and help you to choose the right class.
LLMC is a progressive learning programme, it's recommended for children to join long term to get the most out of it. Each term we will be focusing on a different theme. All the classes are taught online with termly optional meet ups in London.
Level 1 (for 3-5 years)
Level 2 (for 4-6 years old )
Level 3 (for 5-7 years old)
The age ranges are just for reference. Please find more info here to check what we are aiming children to achieve in each level. We want to build a strong solid music foundation, with no rush in getting through all the levels!
What to expect?
Simple Cantonese Songs & Rhymes
A set of music curricula that is based on Kodaly approach in Cantonese with some modern twists (jazz, blues, pop, etc.). Through singing and games children will learn musical skills such as pulse, rhythm, pitch and basic music reading. Our approach is to give younger children a musical experience, then we will make the learning conscious through the introduction of rhythm and singing names (do re mi).
Traditional Cantonese Children's Rhymes
Besides original composition, Locy Lee has also selected traditional Cantonese children's rhymes to learn about Chinese culture.
Active listening is a musical appreciation activity that has the children listening to classical music and encourages body actions. Children will grasp the structure, phrasing, speed and the pulse in a variety of traditional Western compositions, using their bodies to feel and enjoy music!
Add ons: Do Re Mi / Piano Workshop
LLMC + Do Re Mi Workshop
Designed for young children in Level 1 class who wish to play the song we learn in class on bells, keyboard or the piano. We learn to play by ears (singing in solfa) with colour coding. Simple and fun!
LLMC + Piano Workshop
The aim of the Piano Workshop is to bring the joy of early piano learning using Cantonese. Children will be also learning how to read traditional scores, play basic scales and patterns, to help build the foundation for their future musical journey.
We take Max. 6 in a group.
If you wish to continue learning the piano, I recommend you to find a local piano teacher. Children who joined our Piano Workshop will find it easy adapting to the Piano Safari method. Some of the materials in our programme are inspired by them too! Also, there shouldn't be any conflicts if you are doing LLMC + Piano Workshop on top of 1-1 piano lessons too. Please email me if you have any questions.
Register for 1-1 Piano lesson with me @SE16 (Waiting List)
Saturdays (U.K. morning class)
April - 23, 30
May - 7, 14, 21, 28
June - 11, 18, 25
No online lesson on 4 June. In-person meet-up on 4 June - TBC
Saturdays (U.K. evening class / North America morning class)
April - 23, 30
May - 7, 14, 28
June - 4, 11, 18, 25
No online lesson on 21 May
April - 25
May - 9, 16, 23
June - 6, 13, 20, 27
No online lesson on 2 May (Bank Holiday), 30 May (U.K. half term)
The registration is taken on a first come first serve basis. Book soon to avoid disappointment!
Siblings at the same level are welcome to join the LLMC together, just sign up a single child.
For LLMC + Piano Workshop, 50% off for the second child, use "together" when check out.
LLMC Level 1 (30 mins) £10 / LLMC Level 1 + Do Re Mi (45 mins with 5 mins break) £13
1A 9:00am BST
1B 5:00 BST | 12:00 EDT | 9:00am PDT
LLMC Level 2 (30 mins) £10 / LLMC Level 2 + Piano Workshop (1 hour with 5 mins break) £16
2A 10:00am BST
2B 6:00pm BST | 1:00pm EDT | 10:00am PDT
LLMC Level 3 (35 mins) £12 / LLMC Level 3 + Piano Workshop (1 hour 5 mins with 5 mins break) £18
3A 11:10am BST
3B 7:10pm BST | 2:10pm EDT | 11:10am PDT
LLMC Level 2/3 (35 mins) £12
6:30pm BST | 1:30pm EDT | 10:30am PDT
Combining Level 2/3 on Monday, children will be assigning different levels of task depending on their ability