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for Kindermusik for the Young Child 1,2, 3, & 4 (one semester each)

$76/monthly payment-10% discount for school yr in advance  
32 classes  SEPT—MAY
While each stage builds on the previous, there is sufficient review for new students to be added at any time.                 
60 minute class each week
Up to 12 children
Parents join in for the last 5 minutes of class
Materials: canvas bag, folder, music at home cards, songbook, CD , games bag,
Glockenspiel in box (year 1), Dulcimer with carry bag (year 2), Recorder with carry bag (year 2)

Build a Musical Foundation!
Young Child prepares the child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but is not yet ready for formal lessons.  Over the course of 2 years, your child will learn a pre-keyboard instrument, plus both a string and wind instrument as well.
Using a small-group approach to music education, Kindermusik for the Young Child provides a pressure-free class where your child can develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers.
The program is designed to prepare the young child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but is not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument. 
Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend the last 5 minutes of class.
 
What to expect:
Singing and vocal development
It may sound like a foreign language when a child sings “ta” and “ti-ti,” but this is the language of professional musicians and composers and getting young children

What do we cover?

 

Semester One
Everything your child learns in Young Child begins 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. Your At Home Materials provide the music, instruments, stickers, and activities for a home version of the same playful activities you'll hear about from class, so your child—and you!—can learn where you're most comfortable: at home.
Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, glockenspiel, and canvas bag .

 

Semester Two
Playing simple musical patterns and songs on the featured instrument from the first session—the glockenspiel—is a central focus at this stage. While learning to sing a melody, and then play the pattern on the glockenspiel, we'll delve deeper into the understanding of musical concepts such as piano and forte through orchestra-style music such as the William Tell Overture and Peter and the Wolf. Music appreciation and understanding continues with a complete introduction to the instruments—and the families in which they're grouped—of the orchestra.
Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, and Home CD of music from class.

 

Semester Three
Appalachian music is a featured musical style at this stage. First, you and your child will decorate a two-stringed dulcimer instrument . They will master the mechanics and play a melody on the first day. 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 dulcimer-making materials, activity cards, and music that features recordings from Appalachia, African-America, and Native American music, as well as the Western Art music of the Nutcracker Suite.
Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, and 2-stringed dulcimer.

 

Semester Four
In this final stage, 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 stages. 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, and Africa; plus play special dances and children's games from around the world, including Alpine dances, Mexico, and Ecuador.
Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, and soprano recorder.

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