Rain singer

I'm a singing in the rain kind of guy.

From English to Icelandic


Fyrstu minningar mínar um söng eru frá því að ég var krakki. Ég ólst ekki upp í “tónlistar fjölskyldu” en mamma mín söng oft þegar hún eldaði, amma mín söng líka fyrir mig, en foreldrar mínir fungu bæði í kór á tímabili. Söngur og tónlist áttu stóran part í samfélaginu þegar ég ólst upp. Við sungum í skólanum á hverjum degi, ég söng í kór og spilaði á mörg hljóðfæri. Þegar ég varð 13 ára, sá ég óperu í fyrsta skipti, ég var snortin af töfrandi lífsreynslu. Sú reynsla var eitthvað sem mig langaði að finna fyrir það sem eftir var af lífi mínu. Mig langaði að vera partur af því að búa til þessa tilfinningu, og segja sögur sem gætu snert sálir annars fólks eins og óperan hafði gert við mína. Svo að ég fór í áheyrnarprufu fyrir kór sem söng óperu. Söngferill minn fór að taka aðra stefnu en þá sem ég lagði á mínum yngri árum. Það sem dró mig á þann stað sem ég er í dag, og öll lögin sem ég syng nú til dags er önnur saga - stígur sem innihélt margar krappar beygjur og hindranir. En það besta við það allt saman voru allar uppgötvanirnar.

https://completevocalcoach.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/singing-a-love-story/

From Icelandic to English

Tónagull was founded by Helga Rut Guðmundsdóttir (B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D) She is a music teacher and has a master and doctor degree in music education from McGill university in Montreal, Canada. Helga Rut has three daughters who also love music. She works as a assistant professor in music education in university of iceland. There she guides prospective teachers about teaching music to children. Helga Rut also does some research on the music teaching area with she has published in foreign countries. The first Tonagull´s workshop was held in january 2004 and the workshops has just been increasing after a lot of queries. Today, couple of hundred children have attended to one of Tónagull´s workshops and as a new family members join, they always bring them to one of Tonagull´s workshops. The main idea behind Tónagull, is that the focus on musical upbringing should be music WITH children but not music FOR children. That's why paticipation in music is key in Tónagull where parents and children enjoy growing together with music. Tónagull just accidentally appear,it was created by effects from other people around the world who had similar ideas. As a student the author of Tónagull attended in a musical course for 0-9 year old kids, along with her daughter. The idea came from there and decided to create a similar course in Iceland. After two years in development a CD was created with curriculum to learn from. The CD is a very important part of the Tónagull´s participation. The benefits are that you can listen to th e CD and learn at home when the Workshop is over.



https://tonagull.wordpress.com/about/saga-tonagulls/

''Singing is sharing.''

Þórir Geir Guðmundsson