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Previous events

End-of-year concert

Saturday 2 July 2022, 10:30 Salle Rheinsheim (building A)

It is that time of the year again:  Summer is approaching, and our students are getting ready to show the results of their hard work. For this occasion, our guitar and harp students, some as young as 3 years old, will get together on stage to form a big orchestra. They will play pieces from the Suzuki books, and more.

The students of the Dalcroze Eurhythmics class will perform some Plastique Animées for you.

Entrance: free


Let’s make music together!

Sunday 24th April 2022

Altrimenti Centre Culturel and Le Nid des Talents invite you to come and travel together with the little Anna through our musical wonderland. We will tell stories, sing, discover instruments and move on music.

A musical experience for children aged 3-6 and their parents.

Teachers: Jelizaveta Saimra-Khan (violin) and Rebecca Wannyn (guitar).

Please register for this event on the website of Altrimenti Centre Culturel.


Taster of Dalcroze Eurhythmics for adults…«in the moment…»

Friday 25 March 2022, 19:30 Salle Belair (Building G)

What is Dalcroze Eurhythmics and is it for you? If you follow us it probably is 🙃!

Music is intrinsically linked to our body and soul, it moves us inside and also on the outside. Dalcroze Eurhythmics starts from this link: it uses sound as a way into music, to establish a strong link between what we hear and how we move.

Through Eurhythmics we experience how to be in the moment, how to connect with our inner and outer self through music. The approach teaches the body to listen actively to a stimulus and respond, quickly, expressively and with exactitude. The body is trained to become sensitive to sound and to use all of its tools to understand it, to show it: the muscles, the voice, touch and even eyesight contribute to deep experience and understanding of sound and all contribute to show it as it happens, through immediate physical response. The body becomes a representation of the sound, it shows it in all its aspects: its duration, formal structure, dynamic quality, pitch and even harmonic content.

Through Dalcroze, we learn to make music almost instantly, as a natural response to what we hear, using our very first and most natural musical instrument: our own body.

Dalcroze is a group experience, as through sound we familiarise with what we hear, but respond to it with others, cooperatively, creatively and expressively.

Come and experience it for yourself!

FAQs

Do I need to be a musician to attend? Not at all, but if you are one, do come too as this will blow your mind and turn your musical world upside down 🙃

Do I need any equipment? Your body, your senses, your bare feet and your openness…that’s it!

What’s the cost? The workshop is organised by the nonprofit association Le Nid des Talents and run by our Dalcroze Eurhythmics practitioner on a voluntary basis. We ask for a contribution of 10€ per person to help cover the hall rental.

Is there a maximum number of attendees? As this is a movement activity, our 60m2 hall allows us to welcome up to 10 participants.

How do I register? If you would like to attend, please send Le Nid des Talents a message via their contact page.

Cancellations. If after registration you change your mind, we kindly ask you to let us know immediately so we can open up your space to someone else.

Do you have any further queries? Get in touch via our contact form! We look forward to hearing from you!


Taster of Dalcroze Eurhythmics for adults… «when nature rests…»

Friday 14 January 2022, 19:30 Salle Belair (Building G)

with Giusi Mazzella

Since the beginning of time the human body has moved to and has been moved by sound. Music is intrinsically linked to our body and soul, it moves us inside and also on the outside.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics starts from this link: it uses sound to educate to music. Through Eurhythmics we experience how to be in the moment, how to connect with our inner and outer self through music, and respond to it.

Our starting point: “…when nature rests…”

During the cold months nature slows down, but the silence surrounding the natural world is only on the outside as life is still within, slowly preparing to be ready when the time comes.

Rest in music has the same function: the apparent lack of sound is in fact a silence full of life and anticipation, ready to develop into sound when the time comes.
Rests are not complete inactivity, voids, but cells of latent energy ready to become active and move.

Musicians know this full well and double their concentration during rests, focus on their internal beat to keep it going until suond resumes again.

The workshop will be an opportunity to experience this latent energy that lives within silence and musical pauses. We will be responding to sound and rest, movement and stillness, to understand how music movement takes origin from the natural world, from life.

There will be sound, live and recorded, we will move and respond to it with our bodies and hearts, making connections between what we hear and how we move to it, but above all we will make connections with others, cooperatively and creativitely.

Please note: the workshop is run by our in-house Eurhythmics teacher, to disseminate Eurhythmics in Luxembourg, where it is virtually unknown. The rental of the hall is covered by our association. We ask participants for a contribution of 10€ to help us cover this fixed cost. Thank you!


Christmas concert

Sunday 12 December 2021, 15:00 Salle Rheinsheim (Building A)

As term one draws to its end, we would like to invite you all to come and celebrate the artistic journey we have done together during these first three months. The path was not easy, much work and some glitches may have slowed us down, but we all persisted in the belief that getting involved in any artistic experience is extremely worthwhile!

What characterises the approaches adopted by Le Nid des Talents, be them to initiate to art or music, is the idea that the journey of learning is not a solitary one: it is the journey of a student, side by side with their teacher, supported and nurtured by their family, inspired and encouraged by their peers as they progress and learn how to express themselves, creatively and together, in a group. 

On December 12, we would like to celebrate all of our students’ in this very same cooperative way, admire what they have created and mastered, give them the opportunity to show their achievements surrounded by their families and friends: companions on their beautiful learning journey. 

In collaboration with Altrimenti Centre Culturel.

CovidCheck applies for this event.


Parent talk

Friday 26 November 2021, 19:00 Salle Belair (Building G)

with Rebecca Wannyn

During this session, we will discuss how we have worked with our children over the past months, what helped us, and what we kept struggling with. We will also talk about the Suzuki philosophy. Why did Dr. Suzuki find it so important to educate children with music? Why do we find it important? If you want to immerse yourself into the philosophy prior to the session, we invite you to read Nurtured by Love (Vivre, c’est aimer) by Shinichi Suzuki. It is a short read and Rebecca has an extra copy to lend.

Parents who would like to repeat one of the guitar accompaniments that we have practiced during our previous parent lesson are welcome to bring their instrument.

All parents of children who are learning to play an instrument with the Suzuki method are invited.

This event is free of charge. The teacher runs it on a completely voluntary basis, to help promote child-centered and positive education in Luxembourg. Any contribution, however big or small, to help us cover the rental cost, will be gratefully received. There will be a discreet collection basket by the exit.


Let’s make music together!

Sunday 14 November 2021, 10:00/11:00 Salle Belair (Building G)

Asya and Rebecca invite children aged 3 to 6 and their parents to join them in a musical adventure. We will sing, move, play percussion instruments and…last but not least…the children will get the chance to play on real harps!!!
The proceeds of this workshop will go to Altrimenti Centre Culturel to support their work.

Please register for this event on the website of Altrimenti Centre Culturel.


Art Empowerment workshop for adults

Friday 12 November 2021, 19:00 Salle Belair (Building G)

with Marika Bulczynska

Art Empowerment workshops are dedicated to people who feel the need for creative growth and creative life.

We will create a safe, friendly and trustworthy space in which we will be able to grow, discover and open ourselves to inner inspirations and gifts that lie dormant inside us and wait to be discovered

It will be a time of deep work with your own creative potential and parts of you that want to emerge and be born.

We will invite to life what awaits in us for realisation and fulfilment: hidden talents, abilities and inner power.

Art Empowerment workshops are designed for people who:

  • Feel the need to dive deep into their essence
  • Dare to ask uncomfortable questions, search for the answers and address the changes with their lives with compassion and self-love
  • Are not afraid to be their authentic self
  • Wish to empower their lives through creative activities and feel the need to grow creatively
  • Wish to find access to the fuller, deeper resources of their self
  • Want to practice the art of creative life
  • Feel that the time has come to rediscover their buried dreams

It doesn’t matter what your current profession is, how old you are, you don’t need any artistic experience – what matters is that you believe you can bring more colour, creativity and nourishing energy to your life, that will make you feel closer to your essence.

Time to activate your creative potential and become the artist of your life!!!

Max participants: 6

Price: 60 euros for 2h workshop, including material, tea and a healthy snack

It’s not just about creativity, it is about the person you are becoming while you are creating… ( Ch.Peacock)


Guitar lesson for Suzuki parents

Friday 29 October 2021, 19:00 Salle Belair (Building G)

It can be fun and very motivating for your children to sing and practice guitar together, especially if you can accompany yourselves with chords. If you are a beginner, you best start with the Twinkle session, but please be my guest to stay for the chord session as well. We start with the easiest chords. You will need to bring a guitar. If you don’t have your own instrument, you can play on your child’s small guitar.

19:00 Twinkle, Twinkle variations: learn to play the melody

19:30 Easy chord accompaniments on Wheels on the Bus, Song of the Wind, Lightly Row and Aunt Rhody

20:00 Accompaniment of Aunt Rhody in Arabia, One note Boogie (We love to play guitar) and Batman

This event is free of charge. The teacher runs it on a completely voluntary basis, to help promote child-centered and positive education in Luxembourg. Any contribution, however big or small, to help us cover the rental cost, will be gratefully received. There will be a discreet collection basket by the exit.


Taster of Dalcroze Eurhythmics for adults

Friday 22 October 2021, 19:30 Salle Belair (Building G)

Music moves…have you ever thought about it? Since the beginning of time the human body has moved to and has been moved by sound. White noise and special frequences can calm down heart rate, marching music incites us to move our legs, our favourite big band piece makes us tap our foot on the floor or our hand on our knee, our favourite song moves our soul and makes us cry or smile. Music is intrinsically linked to our body and soul, it moves us inside and also on the outside.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics starts from this link: it uses sound to educate to music, to establish a strong link between what we hear and how we move. Eurhythmics is the most natural way to learn music and about music through our body and senses. But it is, most importantly, a powerful tool to learn about our bodies, how they move in space and in relation to others.

Music becomes an inspiration for movement and a way of connecting ourselves with our body, heart and soul, and with each other. Through Eurhythmics we experience how to be in the moment, how to connect with our inner and outer self through music and respond to it. With practice, it guides us to express this connection through the movement of our body through space, with others, creatively, cooperatively and expressively.


Parent talk

Friday 8 October 2021, 19:00 Salle Belair (Building G)

Open photo

Rebecca, a Suzuki guitar teacher, will talk about the famous Suzuki triangle and your role as a parent in the learning process, about how to help your child build a good basis, and most importantly, about building a positive practice routine. The Suzuki motto is ‘Every child can’ and we believe very strongly in it, but our children need our help and daily practice is also key to success. Maybe you feel that it is impossible with your busy lives. Let’s talk about different ways to make it easier. There will be a lot of space for questions and discussions. We can learn a lot from each other’s experiences. Being part of the Suzuki community makes it easier for all.

For all parents of children who are learning with Suzuki method or anyone else who is interested in learning more about it.