Kindermusik for the Young Child
Upbeat & fun for your budding musician – Learn to play four instruments!
Kindermusik for the Young Child invites your child to musically succeed before transitioning into more formal instrument instruction. Your child will learn to read, sing and play the C-major scale and connect note names with note pitches; important for ALL future musical endeavors. Through this 4-semester program, your young musician will learn to play songs on the glockenspiel, dulcimer, and recorder, as well spend time exploring other instruments such as piano, drums, and xylophone! Children will be exposed to classical composers and music from around the world, as they sing, dance, and play. Our “play-based” approach to music and movement guarantees each class will be tons of FUN!
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Winter 2019: "Young Child 2 & 4: 5-7 yrs" (Jan 21 - May 11)
Young Child 2 & 4: 5-7 yrs:
In Young Child Semester 2 new music and notation are introduced to children, first by singing, then with movement, and then by playing songs on the glockenspiel. We’ll discover new musical concepts such as piano & forte, staccato & legato, quarter and eighth notes & rests, plus we’ll learn to read since and play the notes f, g, a, c & d. This is a drop-off class with parent/sibling participation in the last 10 minutes. Children new to Young Child are welcome to join in Semester 2.
Young Child Semester 4 builds on your child’s learning of the first 3 semesters in many ways. A highlight and major focus of the final semester is learning to play a wind instrument – the recorder. Maybe your child will want to play the flute or trumpet one day in band! There is an emphasis on learning music from around the world —music from the Pacific Islands, Europe, Africa, and Central and South America. We’ll also be learning about the life and music of J. S. Bach. Your child will continue to become a strong “ensemble musician” and also continue to develop his or her creativity by improvising musically. These two things will be combined in activities such as The Story of Don Gato. Throughout these varied experiences, your child will continue to learn to read and write new musical symbols and also develop a greater understanding of musical form. At the of this semester, your child will be well prepared for further musical study. Young Child Semester 4 is only for students who have completed the prior semesters.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a drop-off class with parent/caregiver participation in the last 10 minutes of class. (Siblings are welcome during this time as well.)
Class Time: 55-minutes, once a week for 15-weeks.
Class Break: Apr. 8-13
Class Tuition and Home Materials: $328
You are welcome to join an ongoing class at any time during the session for a prorated discount.