Sensible Music

Sensible Music

An interactive concert for children... and their parents!
Ensemble Variances invites Andrea Apostoli, Musician and Educational Concerti Designer



A child, even a very young one, is able to listen to music with astonishingly close attention. It is up to us to draw him even closer, and create the relationship that feels most natural to him without the need for extra entertainment, musical simplification or visual stimuli.

The format of this concert is based on the research of E. E. Gordon; it offers an authentically artistic musical experience to the children. The musicians perform instrumental and vocal pieces, without extra entertainment; the children can freely express their emotions and their curiosity during the concert. Parents, caregivers, teachers and older children will be encouraged to join in singing vocal accompaniment during some of the pieces performed by the musicians.

The musicians are positioned around the public in an open formation interacting with children through musical improvisation, which initiates from the spontaneous vocal responses of the children to the music they hear.

Some details


• Andrea Apostoli, music-pedagogue
• Ensemble Variances: 3-5 musicians

Suitable for

• Young children (1-3 years, 3-6 years, 7-10 years) and their parents
• Older children - without parents
• All other ages!

Possible locations

Nurseries, schools, child care facilities, music schools


Approx. 45 minutes, two sessions per morning possible

Materials needed

1 piano, 6 music stands


Andrea Apostoli

In partnership with Musique & Santé

The Ensemble Variances receive support from Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Drac Normandie, Région Normandie, Spedidam, Sacem, Ville de Rouen, Odia Normandie, Onda. The Ensemble Variances is member of Fevis, Futurs Composés, Bureau Export and Profedim. It is member of Groupement d'Employeurs Solstice, supported by Région Normandie.