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Playful music exercises for youth professionals

Have you ever experienced that there is an “idle” during training sessions, meetings or discussions?

Are the participants on their phones, bored, waiting for something to happen?

In the framework of the ImMusic international project, the partners set the goal of developing music sessions that are easy to learn for the members of youth groups, communities, clubs, and public spaces, and that can also be operated under the guidance of youth workers. They develop the individual skills of the participants (self-control, self-expression, movement coordination, focus, thinking in a team, etc.) in a playful way, with minimal equipment requirements, as well as the social and communication skills necessary for cooperation between group members (listening to each other, pace and step maintenance, solidarity, mutual aid, etc.). During the exercises, the participants mainly use their own voice and their own body (singing, clapping, tapping, clicking, rhythmic walking, touching thighs, knees or ankles, etc.), but they can use simple tools, mainly as percussion instruments (spoon, pot, jug, piece of wood, table top, ball, etc.).

Dozens of exercises were created within the project, which will soon be available online for the public. Among these, there are quite simple ones that can function as a relaxing break for a few minutes, but there are more serious ones that require more preparation on the part of the animators (e.g. play audio and video recordings), and can even be recurring elements of a training/training/camp. Within the framework of the project, the coordinator Hangkeltő Alapítvány will hold an international workshop on November 25-27, 2022, in Budapest for youth workers and animators, where we will prepare them for the practical use of these musical exercises.


ImPulzus Creative Music Lab
1067 Budapest, Csengery u. 76., 1st Floor 7., Door bell 107


25 November 2022  Friday

10.00 – 13.00 Online discussion with the participants on their previous experiences in music and/or youth work
14.00 – 17.00 Meeting with the trainers at ImPulzus Creative Music Lab

26 November 2022  Saturday

9.30 Registration
10.00 – 11.20 Project presentation, warming up exercises
coffee break
11.40 – 13.00 Singing exercises
lunch break
14.30 – 15.20 Rhythm exercises
coffee break
15.40 – 17.00 Music games

27 November 2022  Sunday

10.00 – 11.20 Singing exercises
coffee break
11.40 – 13.00 Rhythm exercises
lunch break
14.30 – 15.20 Music inspirations
coffee break
15.40 – 17.00 Singing and moving

The workshop tasks are presented by

Dr. Zsuzsa Csontosné Buzás – assistant professor, Károli Gáspár Reformed University, Faculty of Pedagogy

Csaba Tőri – music teacher, choir conductor, the initiator of the ImMusic project

Edit Pálinkás – cultural manager, the initiator of the ImMusic project

Paula Chelemen – clarinetist, teacher of ImPulzus

Melinda Nagy – music teacher, head of ImPulzus’ children’s programs

Dr. Ágnes Horváth – music teacher, youth expert, retired professor

Participation in the workshop is free, but registration is required.
We cover the travel and accommodation costs of a limited number of participants.

Register here for the workshop: