Greek composer Tasos Ioannidis is embarking on a lightning trip to Melbourne, joined by the Association of Young Greek Educators in collaboration with the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Language & Culture Schools, to conduct an interactive educational workshop titled ‘Sing and Learn with Mr. Tasos’.

The workshop, provided free of charge is aimed at kindergarten teachers, educators, and theatre educators, with the goal of enriching teaching practices in the instruction of the Greek language through music.

It will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 2.30 to 4.30pm at St. Gregory the Great Primary School.

During the seminar, Ioannidis will present his innovative ideas on how to turn the learning process into a game.

“The emotional intelligence of children is in operation, and the system of brain neurons is in action,” Ioannidis says.

“The imprint in children’s memory is indelible, full of the colours of experience. Learning becomes a joyful process!” he says adding that by transforming lessons into games, children can learn without realising it, making learning an experiential process.

The composer will select songs that cater to the needs of Greek schools in the diaspora, focusing on four units: letters, shapes, colours, days; classic songs in new versions; grammar songs; and songs for emotional education.

To RSVP for the workshop, visit the Modern Greek Teachers’ Association of Victoria’s registration form.