Music for Children

Overview

Music can be valuable in enriching the lives of people. Basic musical skills, such as playing the guitar and singing, can easily be learned with proper guidance and syllabus. IMU student society, Music & Performance Club, has taken the lead in educating underprivileged children on the basic musical skills. The current focus is teaching how to play the guitar at a beginner level, with the help of volunteering students who provide the one-on-one tutoring sessions. The tutors would follow the teaching module guide that was developed by the Music & Performance Club committee, which was designed with simplicity to cater towards the less educated population. The module guide prioritises the core hands-on skills that are important for being able to play the guitar, rather than the theoretical knowledge aspect of music.

The pilot project was carried out in 2016-2017 at Home of Peace, where 4 children successfully learned all the basic skills for playing guitar within 10 lessons. In view of the success of this pilot project, the project team is extending to reach out to the children at refugee learning centres in Kuala Lumpur. Currently, the project is ongoing at Rumah Charis Home for the Children, Taman Lucky, Kuala Lumpur.


Objectives

Kids

  • To educate the children on basic guitar skills.
  • To allow IMU students develop teaching and learning skills.
  • To allow IMU students improve their communication skills.
  • To improve the underprivileged children’s quality of life through musical skills.

Target Audience

  • Children

 

IMU Cares Integration with MPU (U4) Module

Many student groups have been conducting community service projects at existing IMU Cares Community Partners as part of their MPU (U4) project. Find below the list of activities that students can undertake as part of their MPU (U4) project. Each student group may select one of the following

  1. Become a tutor to teach children on basic guitar skills.
  2. Expand the project to teach children on other musical skills such as basic singing skills. This includes developing a basic module guide for tutors and organising lessons for a selected group of children supported by IMU Cares.

 

Project Details

If you are interested to know more or have any enquiries on this project, kindly drop an email to the project leaders below.

Key Project: Music for Children
Project Leader: Dr Amalraj Fabian Davamani
Email: fabian_davamani@imu.edu.my

Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.

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