“Language and Music for Life was born in Spring 1997 and is committed to providing training in both music and foreign languages to students of all ages, with a lower age limit of 10 years old for the main Summer course, from 3 to 10 years old for the Peter Pan Course and no upper age limit.
The first LMFL summer course was held in 1997 and has grown in size and quality ever since.
Our music and language project functions in a context which is rich in individual ability, motivation, language, culture and generations.
Learning is not to be restricted to its manifestation in performance, though this is an essential part, but is to be intimately linked to the dynamics of the whole individual who is able to learn while changing, and able to change while learning.
Our linguistic premise: a language is learned not just for its own sake but also for a purpose. Language is used to communicate, to organise music making with others, to facilitate professional development and because we want to enjoy exchanges with those whom we have chosen to be with, and like, and because we don't want to live like a "foreigner" in an English speaking environment.
We learn a language to live and, as the name of our organisation puts it, to survive. …”
LMFL offers summer music programmes with some early music instrument instruction. Visit the LFML website and summer workshop listings for more information. (ed.)
Category: Academies/Academia/Early Music Study/Institutions
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