Our Programmes

Guri Santa Marcelina offers three types of programmes: initial, sequential and modular.

Obs.: Availability of times and programmes at teaching poles are dependent on conditions established by partner institutions that provide physical space to Guri Santa Marcelina.

Musical Initiation for children

For children ages 6 to 9 years

2 lessons a week

Duration: 4 semesters

Familiarizing themselves, playing and building instruments, while singing Brazilian and world wide songs, amplifying their perception for conscious listening to the world of sounds, developing rhythm-motor skills, learn to read, write and create music, study and realize the importance of music in our lives: theses are a few of the objectives of the initiation course. By means of practice, games and interactive actions, the course aims to initiate children in the musical language and stimulate the continuation of their studies.

The content of the course include auditory discrimination, global motor coordination, development of melody-rhythm sense, use of the voice as musical expression, introduction to musical writing, experience with diverse instruments (conventional and non) and musical imagination (creation, memory, improvisation, concentration)

The 4 semesters are units interconnected for the purpose of dealing with the sequence and the reiteration of pedagogic content, allowing for the deepening of experiences of students who joined the course since the beginning of the semester and the integration of those joining the group in different moments of the year.

Upon the conclusion of the course, if the student desires to continue their musical studies, they will have the knowledge and requirements to choose one of the modalities available on the sequential programme.

The evaluation of the performance of the student is carried out throughout the semester, taking into account the attendance and involvement of the student in activities.

Sequential Programmes

Ages 10 to 18 years old

Activities from Mon to 6ª Fri: 4 days of collective lessons and 1 day of instrument study.

Collective Lessons

• Singing or instrument

• Choral singing

• Ensemble practice

• Musical theory

Majors: singing, guitar, violin and viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba and percussion. For students who can attend daily lessons and wish to eagerly dedicate to music studies, the sequential programme offers the chance to learn singing or musical instrument playing consistently and strongly founded. The following four classes are mandatory along with attendance in the available time.

Musical instrument or singing: comprises the bases and technical and expressive maturity students require while developing their voice or instrument skills. Classes are small, once a week and teachers provide attention to individual differences and physical and motor particularities of students.

Ensemble practice: provides the integration experience, perception of other individuals, comprehension of relationships between parts and the whole musically and socially. The repertoire in these classes – original pieces and arrangements of different genres, styles, countries and history periods – must be presented to the public in concert and programmed events. String instruments, wind and percussion integrate the groups; voices form madrigals and guitars compose cameratas.

Choral singing: it proposes the same musical and interpersonal objectives described in the descriptive for the Ensemble class and, plans for public performances in the very same model. The use of voice, however, intensifies the involvement of the student with the whole group because each different vocal timbre has a unique sound identity, creating an environment that recognizes differences and promotes the search for harmony. Furthermore, the awareness of vocal possibilities of the student helps the maturing of the internal listening and cognitive structures required to their musical development.

Theory: It is about the acquisition of a musical listening, development of writing and musical reflexive thinking specifically – imagination, rational thought and memory, visual and motor coordination, among other skills. Its programme content offers: basic elements of musical language, notions of music history and musical appreciation. Classes are in groups of up to 30 students, once a week. The evaluation of performance is each semester. Attendance, individual progress and commitment in class are observed, besides presence in class, seriousness and musical development in performance to audiences.


Ages 10 to 18 years

1 lesson a week

Duration: 1 semester

It is structurally made for students who cannot or do not wish to carry on with their music studies in the work load of Sequential programmes. The modular programme develops projects that start, develop and end within one semester.

Each semester programmes propose different themes: the making of musical plays, creation and construction of instruments, research on sound pollution and environment, choro music workshops, bossa nova or orchestra music, among others. Basic musical knowledge on sound parameters, instruments, voice, theory, repertoire, history and development audio perceptive are the basis of the content taught.

In this format, the student can take as many modules as they want or wish, for, pedagogically, the structure was thought in such a fashion as to ensure the reiteration – and not mere repetition – of contents that will remain in their daily and musical lives, should they decide to follow their studies.

The evaluation of the student is based upon attendance and involvement in class. In case of performance to an audience, it will be weighed in as an important criterion.

Initiation for adults

18 years and above

1 class a week

Duration: free

Guri Santa Marcelina offers programs for musical initiation for adults, with a pedagogic plan carefully devised and aimed at focusing on lessons on experience, musical appreciation and repertoire expansion.

The objective is to offer adults the furthering of their knowledge related to music, imagination and sound creation, among others. The programme values the repertoire and music history brought to the course by each individual carries within, so that all note that art is a shared heritage, it is about constituting value and, therefore, it will never be an superfluous activity.

It is open to the community, the programme is a request of family members and students at Guri Santa Marcelina and allows that audience and locals interested in the neighbouring poles to expand their contact with the world of music while constructing with more expertise an awareness of the universe children and adolescents experience at Guri Santa Marcelina.