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Ginalina Music in the Classroom

Discipline: Music, Storytelling, Writing
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, French, Mandarin
Contact Me: Email , Web

Two time JUNO-nominated West Coast musician, Ginalina, is a beloved TV character on Kids' Knowledge and NBC Universal Networks. A modern singer-songwriter with a curious and childlike heart, she is popular for her creative musical arrangements, fun harmonies and solid lyrics that tie into the whole child, and the new BC educational curriculum. Her music is inspired by nature appreciation, the strong family unit, and the importance of communities. Catchy and playful, reflective and sensitive, her upbeat music in French, English and Mandarin appeal to diverse audiences. Over the years, Ginalina's music has garnered consistent recognition with accolades that include the Western Canadian Music Award's Children's Artist of the Year, Canadian Folk Music Awards' Children's Album of the Year (nominations), Canadian Children's Book Centre (recommendations), and Parents' Choice Awards. Ginalina is appreciated in schools because of her sincere respect for students as individuals, and as part of their greater community. Her years of experience as Engineer, Educator, and Musician has gifted her with the ability to dynamically connect with humans on meaningful levels. Ginalina has presented music and workshops to schools, both nationally and internationally, and is a genuine Canadian experience that will inspire all.


Testimonials

Energetic and dynamic! Action-packed songs featured a celebration of who we are as humans, our uniqueness, our individuality, and why we all matter. Ginalina had the entire audience singing, moving, and dreaming together. I believe her bilingual show will have a positive impact in every school community. J. Zlatanov, Vice Principal, École Communautaire Roosevelt Parc, Prince Rupert
An excellent musical experience that raises up young people. S. Zubot, K/G1 Teacher, John A. McDougall Elementary, Edmonton
Ginalina is a passionate and talented performer with messages that bring out the best in everybody. A true highlight to our community! K. Levelton, Principal, Conrad Elementary, Prince Rupert

Project Examples

Songwriting Workshop


Using colourful visuals, games, and familiar songs, Ginalina will teach the class the basics of excellent storytelling and songwriting. Using her experience with writing award-winning and Juno nominated albums, along with great patience, exciting activities, a sense of humour, and enthusiastic encouragement, students will collaborate to help create the theme, lyrics, and music they can feel proud to sing. This workshop is an excellent team-building, language arts, creative thinking, and personal/group growth exercise.

Ukulele Workshops


Using colourful visuals, games, and familiar songs, Ginalina will teach the class the basics of how to play the ukulele. With great patience, exciting activities, a sense of humour, and enthusiastic encouragement, students will all learn the parts of the instrument, key chords in the C family, and a song they can feel proud to own! All instruments and handouts provided. This workshop ties into music appreciation, fine motor skill development, creative thinking, basic math skills, and language arts development.

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