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DepEd CALABARZON gears towards reviving rondalla in the region

Aiming to revive the spirit of rondalla in the Philippines, DepEd CALABARZON conducted the Regional Mass Training on Rondalla for Music Teachers at Tagaytay International Convention Center on January 7 to 11.

The said event gathered around 250 music teachers all over the region where the participants were immersed in a five-day training that covered different aspects, ranging from basic to intensive skills that would enhance the teachers’ knowledge in playing and handling rondalla.

Nelson G. Espejo, a rondalla master and member of the world-renowned Celso Espejo Rondalla, graced the event. He taught the participants the Espejo Method, an uncomplicated and fast way of teaching rondalla instruments to beginners and how to properly lead a rondalla.  The rondalla master also discussed the applications of the elements of music in the group.

Herbert D. Perez, principal of Infanta Central Elementary School laid out the direction and focus of the Youth Formation Division for the years 2018 to 2022. The principal also discussed the pedagogy in teaching rondalla for beginners and how to organize and manage a rondalla.

During Perez’ discussion on organizing a rondalla, the participants were tasked to identify the factors needed to successfully establish a rondalla in their respective schools. A common factor identified by the presenters was the need for strong support of stakeholders and school officials.

Meanwhile, leadership and the art of rondalla conducting was discussed by Ro-Ann M. Casimiro, teacher of Mauban South Central I Elementary School. The rondalla teacher stressed that though there are basic patterns in conducting the different time signatures, every conductor can incorporate his/her own technique or style.

Marita A. Pionilla, Education Program Supervisor in MAPEH of Quezon Province, also demonstrated how a conductor can evoke the feelings he/she needs in a musical piece based on their gestures or conducting styles.

On the other hand, Ryan Chester Manzanares, teacher of Tayabas West Central I Elementary School demonstrated the standard ways of tuning rondalla instruments, listing the different tuning tools teachers can use. Manzanares also enumerated the proper ways of maintaining and handling rondalla instruments including the correct way of restringing an instrument.

While, Reinnard Christian G. Merano, teacher of Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School gave tips and suggestions regarding the performance level and preparations for competitions/festival. Merano made sure to carefully discussed the technical aspects and guidelines of joining a competition or festival, stating what the judges usually look for during auditions until the end of the contest.

The art of mastering rondalla

A musical training will not be complete without a recital. The participants were divided into two classes with one group being beginners and other as advanced rondalla players. Isidro R. Obmasca Jr., principal of Paaralang Elemtarya ng Lucban 4 conducted the master class for the advanced players while Principal Perez handled the beginners.

Each day after the discussion of the technical matters of rondalla, the participants applied their learnings during their master class sessions. The groups were given several pieces to learn like Philippine Medley No. 6 for the advanced players and Mary Had a Little Lamb for the beginners. The classes also assigned a conductor for each piece they were learning.

During the final day, dressed in their formal Filipino attire, the participants showcased their talents and earned the praises of all those present in the activity.

“We have observed how each one demonstrated their musical knowledge and skills. Not only by sharing their ideas and experiences but in song and through performances as well. We have also observed how each one of you appreciated varied music genres and valued diverse forms of music making, and the musical culture of the Philippines through rondalla,” Pacita M. Lungcay, Regional EPS in MAPEH expressed during the closing ceremony.

Lungcay added that now that the regional training has ended, the challenge for the participants is to hone and preserve Filipino rondalla music through public performances and cultural shows.

The program ended with the distribution of certificates to the participants, resource speakers, and the technical working group. (Ma. Joan Paula D. Dino, Public Affairs Unit, DepEd CALABARZON)

 

 

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