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Young Child Class Schedule
For a budding musician, this curriculum provides a pressure-free developmentally appropriate transition before beginning formal instruction. Using group approaches provides an opportunity to explore vocal development, rhythm, notation & musical symbols with authentic pre-keyboard, string, percussion and wind instrument. Research proves music impacts development of higher cognitive reasoning skills for the Young Child. Monthly tuition starts at $95. Materials and enrollment fee additional and due upon enrollment.
Young Child Curriculum Description
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Begin with this early introduction to singing, reading, and writing music and rhythm. Through dances and games that focus on rhythmic development, we’ll learn a keyboard instrument—the glockenspiel—which will be used throughout all the Young Child classes.
Continue with Appalachian music is a featured musical style. In class we’ll learn to play chords and simple melodies on the instrument you built together. We’ll also explore rhythm concepts through dance with an introduction to the basic steps in jazz, ballet, and tap dances. Your Home Materials include music that features recordings from Appalachia, African-America, and Native American music, as well as the Western Art music of the Nutcracker Suite.
In this final weeks, we’ll introduce the recorder instrument. As your child is introduced to basic methods of playing simple melodic patterns and songs on this wind instrument, we’ll also incorporate the instruments, concepts, and songs from previous semesters. With a special emphasis on multicultural music, your child will learn to improvise and write music, as well as experience the musical styles of the Pacific Islands, Europe, Mexico and Africa.
Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, glockenspiel, dulcimer, soprano recorder and canvas carrying bag.
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5:00 Young Child