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!
NOTE: Spring & Summer sessions are not part of the 4-semester program, but we offer fun Level 4 classes for those!
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Fall 2019: "Young Child 1 & 3: 5-7 yrs." (Sept 16 - Jan 18)
Young Child 1 & 3: 5-7 yrs.:
Young Child Semester 1 opens the world to new and different ways of learning about music for your child. You’ll be astonished as your child begins to read music notes and create musical compositions – tangible accomplishments that instill positive emotions about their own amazing talents! Your child will develop instrument-playing skills with the introduction of the glockenspiel and we will begin to learn the notes C, D and A from the C major scale. Mozart is our featured composer as we listen to many of his compositions. Your child will discover a new knowledge of aural skills, pitch and tone, reading and writing music using the glockenspiel, while further developing their singing voice, musicality and self-confidence.
Young Child Semester 3 continues this 4-semester program for children who have completed Young Child 2. This semester introduces the dulcimer and continues the joy of learning musicianship your young child has begun in the previous semesters. Singing and playing, either as a group or solo, is the focus of this semester. Concepts such as reading and writing music are also introduced. Diverse genres from Appalachian music to Native American song are used to help support dulcimer instruction. The world of dance music is also introduced, with special attention paid to ballet, jazz, and tap.
PLEASE NOTE: Young Child 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 Breaks: Nov. 25 – 30 & Dec. 23 – Jan. 4
Class Tuition and Materials: $330.00