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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. 

2021 Autumn Term

LLMC Locy Lee Music 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 4-7 years old )

Level 3 (for 6-8 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 wanted to build a strong solid music foundation. 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 twist (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

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!

 

LLMC + Do Re Mi

LLMC + Piano Workshop

We received some feedback from families suggesting to combine LLMC Piano Workshop & Do Re Mi Workshop into 1 class. Here you go! These classes are the same as LLMC but with an additional Piano Workshop or Do Re Mi 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!​

What Bells should I get? 

What Keyboard should I get? 

 

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. 

What Keyboard should I get? 

What's next?

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)

Schedule 

Saturdays

Sept - 4, 11, 25

Oct - 2, 9, 16

Nov - 6, 13, 20, 27

Dec - 4, 11

No lesson on 18 Sept as Locy will be playing the piano at her friend's wedding!

Oct - 23 Optional in person class in London, TBC

Oct - 30 Term break

Tuesdays

Sept - 7, 14, 21, 28

Oct - 5, 12

Nov - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Dec - 7

Oct - 23 Optional in person class in London, TBC

Oct - 19, 26 Term break

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

1A 9:00am  BST/GMT

1B 5:00 BST/GMT | 12:00 EDT/EST | 9:00am PDT/PST

1C (Tuesday) 5:00 BST/GMT | 12:00 EDT/EST | 9:00am PDT/PST

LLMC Level 1 + Do Re Mi (35 mins) £12

P1A 4:15pm BST/GMT | 11:15am EDT/EST | 8:15am PDT/PST

 LLMC  Level 2/3* (35 mins) £12

2/3 A 10:35am BST/GMT 

2/3 B 6:35pm BST/GMT | 1:35pm EDT/EST | 10:35pm PDT/PST

2/3 C (Tuesday) 6:15pm BST/GMT | 1:15pm EDT/EST | 10:15am PDT/PST

LLMC Level 2/3* + Piano Workshop (50 mins) £16

P2/3 A 9:40am BST/GMT

P2/3 B* 11:20am BST/GMT 

P2/3 C 5:40pm BST/GMT | 12:40pm EDT/EST | 9:40am PDT/PST

P2/3 D* 7:20pm BST/GMT | 2:20pm EDT/EST | 11:20am PDT/PST

*Children have already have joined us before.

We are currently combining Level 2/3, children will be assigning different levels of task depending on their ability