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.
LLMC Locy Lee Music Class
LLMC is a progressive learning programme, it's recommended children join long term to get the most out of it. Each term we will be focusing on a different theme. All the classes are currently taught online.
Level 1 (for 3-5 years)
Level 2 (for 4-7 years old )
Level 3 (for 6-8 years old) Coming soon
What to expect?
Simple Cantonese Songs & Rhymes
A set of music curricula that is based on Kodaly approach in Cantonese. 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!
Musical Story Time
Locy Lee will share her favourite stories and introduce them in a musical way.
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!
Please note that Do Re Mi Workshop must be booked in addition to LLMC.
A little more challenging than the Do Re Mi Workshop, Piano Workshop is designed for children in Level 1 or 2 class who wish to play the songs we learn in class on keyboard or the piano. We learn to play the piano in 3 different ways: Playing by ears (singing in solfa); learning by imitation and reading traditional music scores.
We take Max. 6 in a group.
Please note that Piano Workshop must be booked in addition to LLMC.
April - 17, 24
May - 1, 8, 15, 22 May (No lesson on 29 May)
June - 5, 12, 19, 26
April - 18, 25
May - 2, 9, 16, 23 May (No lesson on 30 May)
June - 6, 13, 20, 27
The registration is taken on a first come first serve basis. Book soon to avoid disappointment!
Level 1 Class only
LLMC 1A (9:00-9:30am BST) £10
LLMC 1B (5:00-5:30pm BST) £10
LLMC 1C (6:00-6:30pm BST) £10
Level 1 Class + Workshop
LLMC 1A (9:00-9:30am BST)+ Do Re Mi Workshop (9:35-9:50am BST) £15
LLMC 1A (9:00-9:30am BST)+ Piano Workshop 1 (10:00-10:30am BST) £20
LLMC 1B (5:00-5:30pm BST) £10
LLMC 1B (5:00-5:30pm BST) + Do Re Mi Workshop (5:35-5:50pm BST) £15
Do Re Mi Workshop (5:35-5:50pm BST) + LLMC 1C (6:00-6:30pm) £15
LLMC 1C (6:00-6:30pm BST) + Piano Workshop 3 (Miss Maggie) (6:40-7:10pm BST) £20
Level 2 Class only
LLMC 2A (10:40-11:20am BST) £12
LLMC 2B (6:40-7:40pm BST) £12
LLMC 2C (10:15-10:55am *Sunday* BST) £12
Level 2 Class + Workshop
Piano Workshop 1 (10:00-10:30am BST) + LLMC 2A (10:40-11:20am BST) £22
LLMC 2A (10:40-11:20am BST) + Piano Workshop 2 (11:30am-12:00pm BST) £22
LLMC 2B (6:40-7:20pm BST) + Piano Workshop 4 (7:30-8:00pm BST) £22
Please contact me if you are want to have different combination or not sure which class to sign up.
Please note that Do Re Mi Workshop & Piano Workshop must be booked in addition to LLMC.