Handchimes & Belleplates Pedagogy

Course No.:TBP180701

This course is designed for new directors and instructors of handchime choirs. It aims to help directors to train ringers of newly formed choirs in a more effective manner. Participants will be able to put theories regarding the teaching of handchime/belleplate playing introduced into practice. Hands-on exercise on rehearsing and conducting, as well as warm-up exercise for ringers will be included. The course also provides participants with training on how to prepare for handbell concerts as well as selecting the appropriate repertoire for their choirs. (Belleplates are new members of the handbell family, it is rung in the same manner with handchimes and are relatively lighter, making them ideal for young ringers.)

Course Content:

a. Basic handchime and belleplate techniques and teaching
b. Conducting skills
c. Effective rehearsals
d. Recruiting and integrating ringers
e. Developing sense of rhythm and concentration among choir members
f. Choosing appropriate repertoires
g. Performance issues: venue, equipment and apparel

Course Target:New directors and instructors of handchime choirs

Date and Time: Every year in July and August Course Fee: $2,000
Course Amount: 4 lessons Location: Hong Kong Handbell Academy/Other
Course Period: 3 hours for each class Extend Course:
Discount: The 10% Early-bird discount applies to all first-time enrollments.
The 10% discount applies to 2-person enrollment.
Maximum 20% discount applies both discount schemes.
Note: The completion of the course and the attendance rate of 100% will be awarded a certificate.
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