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Schott Music is one of the world's leading music publishers with subsidiaries in ten countries. Familyowned since 1770, the company, including its own printing house and the largest music distribution centre in Europe, offers products and services covering all aspects of music. The product range of Schott Music, comprising performance and teaching literature, urtext editions, concert and opera literature, study scores, complete editions, books on music, specialist magazines, audio recordings, E-Books and Apps, influences all areas of musical life. One of the focal points of the publishing programme of Schott Music is the publication of works by contemporary  composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Products and services

The programm of Schott Music comprises performance and teaching literature, urtext editions, concert and opera editions, study scores, critical editions, books on music, specialist magazines, sound carriers and e-products. It covers from classical music, jazz, pop, folk to world music. Music professionals, music educators and hobby musicians of all ages can find their favourite.

Play Guitar with Miloš

Learn the secrets of the world’s most popular classical guitarist, and join Miloš on his classical guitar journey!
In book 1, Miloš introduces some of the beginner pieces he first played. He’ll give you some background information on each, as well as helpful exercises and tips to give you a great start to your practice.
Let his passion for the classical guitar take you on the Miloš journey!

Further reading

John O'Neill: The Saxophone Method

From best-selling author, John O'Neill, The Saxophone Method is a complete course for the beginner to intermediate saxophonist. Start by mastering the essential foundation techniques of breathing, embouchure, tone production, and tonguing required to be a great player in any style. With a wide range of tunes from all over the world you will be exposed to a great variety of musical styles to motivate and inspire.

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Course content

This tutorial provides children with teaching content for two academic years. The content of each school year is complete and self-contained. The purpose of this tutorial is to promote children's abilities in music and dance, spirituality and thought, bodily functions and emotional and social interactions, and to help them to lay a solid foundation in those areas. The teaching process and content of the course are individualized in order to meet the needs and abilities of each child, helping the children to build a sense of teamwork and better adapt to their living environment.

The first semester:

Everything is new, the classrooms, teachers, friends, and musical instruments. The teacher guides the children to learn skills in the circle structure and help them to make new friends quickly. Teachers with rich teaching experience in music leads the musical cat sings, plays and dances with the children in the safe and specific sites. Teachers discover the interests of the children by doing games together, and train their specific abilities through the play, and let the children get full development.

The second semester:

Children can learn more songs and dance in this semester, and also they can have a better grasp of the beat. Children will be better able to experience and observe the various characteristics of music in more instrumental games, and understand that the elements of music can be expressed with appropriate symbols, such as forte and piano, long and short notes, treble and bass and so on.

The third semester:

In Tamukinder, children have learned the easy way to record rhythm systematically. Regular rhythm and music practice exercise children's hearing and other musical abilities. The music games will become more complex, the rhythm will become more accurate, and children’s ability of physical coordination will be further improved. Children will gain independent consciousness of movement and dance in the free-play games.

The fourth semester:

All the lessons are deepened and expanded more than before. Knowledge about music and all the other aspects will be supplemented in an unprecedented way. Fantasy stories and fairy tales are presented in the form of stage and musical performances. Children will be more accurate in exploring and learning the complete notation method, and be able to record shorter melodies and mark pitches. Children will be able to grasp the the upper and lower scale flexibly through this semester.

Introduction of Musik und Tanz für Kinder

About this Tutorial

This tutorial was developed by experts at the Faculty of Music and Dance education at the Carl Orff College of the National University of Music and Performing Arts, Salzburg, Austria. Since the founding of the College in 1961, the college has shouldered the mission of education of music and dance for preschool children, and has compiled this tutorial on the basis of decades of teaching experience.

The music cat and its companions have been accompanying many children on their musical study path. The Chinese version of "Musik und Tanz für Kinder" also continued the German original successful concept of children's music education. MUT International Education use suitable methods for Chinese children's education combined with the most professional teaching materials and teachers, spreading this tutorial to all over China.

Course Structure

"Musik und Tanz für Kinder" has divided the basic contents of early childhood music education into the following six aspects.

v  Singing and language;

v  Movement and dance;

v  Music Appreciation;

v  Enlightenment musical instrument playing and simple instrument making;

v  Identification of different instruments;

v  Experience music .

Each teaching step of "Musik und Tanz für Kinder" must be mutually perfect, mutually flexible infiltrated. The teaching objectives of each class will be strongly interlinked with all the teaching contents, and teachers will complete each course based on the ability of the children and form a rigorous teaching system.

Form of course

The entire course is based on a guided music game. It enables children to consciously join the chorus, musical instruments’ play, conversation, dance and activities, awakening the children's imagination and creativity. Children will build up a wide range of competencies, such as musical, dancing, spiritual, sensory, coordinating, emotional and teamwork skills.

Characteristics of Musik und Tanz für Kinder
  • l  The first set of courses for children's personal development in German and Austria region

In the 1970s, new ideas of education came into being, and the first set of systematic curriculum of "child-centered" in German and Austria region was established. It promotes the development of children's ability in music and dance, thought and ideology, physical function and emotional and social communication

  • l  30 years of exclusive authorization in Chinese-speaking world

After five times of upgrading and revision, the course has been translated into many languages for global use. In 2016, it was landed in China.

  • l  Top international research team with 180 years of teaching experience in total

The course is led by two heads of the Faculty of Music and Dance education at the Carl Orff College of the National University of Music and Performing Arts, Salzburg, Austria. Since its establishment in 1961, Orff college has shouldered the important mission of the initiation music education for preschool children.

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