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The middle school Kirchdorf and the Rheintalische Musikschule have had a special cooperation since autumn, from which the middle school students benefit.

Lustenau “We are expanding our afternoon care at the school next year and would like to offer the children a wide range of options,” explains director Sabine Müller from the Kirchdorf Middle School. She has started a cooperation with the Rheintalische Musikschule, in which middle school students benefit from a wide range of musical and dance options. “Our students should experience the best possible conditions so that they can later attend a higher education school, if they want,” says Müller.

Counteract migration to other districts

In the past few years she has lost more and more children to high school. “The fear that children learn less at middle school is not right,” said Müller. In order to support the children in the best possible way in addition to the normal school lessons, the music school now offers special lessons that are met with great interest from middle school students. “For many, middle school is labeled a dead end. That has to stop ”, explains the director of the music school Doris Glatter-Götz. She is therefore happy to support the project to give the children broad access to music and movement at their own school. “Because every child has the right to a musical education,” says Glatter-Götz.

Children love music and like to move around with it. The threshold to registering for this in the music school, however, is large for the Kirchdörfler. Glatter-Götz and Müller have therefore created a musical offer for middle school. Since autumn, three dance and music teachers have been teaching the students breakdance and hip-hop free of charge. In addition, interested students can take part in vocal training directly at their own school and learn the basics of playing drums, guitar and keyboard during intrumental training. “The aim is for them to make music together in a group,” says Glatter-Götz. As part of the cooperation, the music school may use the premises for its regular music lessons. “A win-win situation for everyone,” says Glatter-Götz.

“Five, six, seven, eight. And one. Let’s go. ”Hip-hop teacher Willi Brozmann counts to the beat and shows the dance-loving hip-hop students the first steps with which they can move casually to the music. “Listen to the music and let it guide you,” he says. He shows the girls in the first and fourth grades different steps, which they then combine with each other. “Everyone has their very own dance style,” he explains. It is important that the students have an understanding of music. Then they recognize the beat and can dance to any song. And even if no particular movement is being performed, the students move easily in time. “Why should we run normally when we can run cool as dancers,” he smiles as he walks past. The girls like it and practice the next steps that Brozmann has shown them. “Can we dance longer than just an hour,” asks Ivono Petrosic (14). “Yes, of course, I have time. We have the space and the opportunity to do so, then we’ll use it ”, says Brozmann and dances with the hip-hop girls for another hour in the new dance room of the Kirchdorf Middle School. bvs

“Middle school is marked as a dead end for many. That has to stop. ”Doris Glatter-Götz, director of the Rheintalische Musikschule

Wide range of music on the MS Kirchdorf:

– Instrumental-Training

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