Musaik offers all interested children and young people free, high-quality musical education in the form of instrumental lessons that take place several times a week in groups. The offer is close to home and has no requirements. You don't need any previous musical training or your own instrument to take part.
At the beginning of the school year, workshops for interested children take place. The new groups, which will remain in existence for a year, are coming together. Depending on age, participants are divided into orange, green, red and blue groups.
At the beginning we only make music together as a group. The beginners' lessons take place separately for wind instruments, strings and percussion. Depending on their individual development, the children later become part of the tutti orchestra.
All children take part in the concerts right from the start, regardless of whether they have only been with Musaik for two months or two years. They are supported in the performances by teachers and volunteer instrumentalists.
The success and sustainability of the program is based on the intensity of teaching (three times per week), group teaching, community music-making and ensemble work. Particular attention is paid to the successful selection of game literature: in addition to classical music, age-appropriate songs are also deliberately used from the participants' respective home countries, as well as film music or popular melodies. The sheet music is adapted to the needs and current level of knowledge in specially prepared arrangements in order to involve instrumental, musical and emotional concerns. The color string method and relative solmization form the basis of the teaching.
Regular concerts both in the district itself and in the Saxon state capital ensure visibility of the project, presentation and a high level of motivation.
After just a short time, the participants are motivated to engage in peer-to-peer teaching, with advanced students teaching their fellow learners.