Ages 5 years to 6 years
Parent or caregiver attends the first class only, then will attend for the last 5-10 minutes of every class

About the class

 

Our most advanced class is the perfect place for your budding musician to develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music, as well as the history and works of its greatest composers. Over the course of year 1 of this two year program, your child will explore rhythm and musical symbols, engage in activities that focus on singing and vocal development. They will also practice playing songs on the glockenspiel in year 1 as well as the two-string dulcimer and recorder in year 2. Classes are 60 minutes in length, and parents are invited to participate in the final activities. Kindermusik home materials allow your family to continue the learning at home with books, CDs, instruments, and more.

ACTIVITIES

  • Learning how to understand music notation and play the glockenspiel, dulcimer, and the recorder

  • Experiencing steady beat, meter, and rhythm through listening to music, moving, singing, playing instruments, and reading and writing music notation

  • Learning new music concepts through listening, moving, singing, game-playing, visuals, and imaginative play

  • Listening to music and sound with an analytical ear and paying close attention to pitch variation and timbre between specific instruments

  • Developing their speaking and singing voices through listening, imitating, and exploring

  • Participating in a variety of ensemble experiences, including instrumental ensembles, vocal ensembles, and group dancing

 

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Ability to read traditional and non-traditional music notation

  • Growing ability to extend what has been learned in one context to a new context

  • Awareness of steady beat, meter, and rhythm, essential musicianship skills with ties to physical development and coordination

  • Development of self-confidence, musicianship, collaboration, and creativity through teamwork, peer interaction and communication

  • Ability to distinguish specific sounds within words and increased awareness of the rhythmic structure of language and developing speaking, reading, and listening skills 

  • Understanding of music reading, beat competence, expressive movement, singing, instrument playing, and ensemble participation, skills that are beneficial in fields of study that involve problem-solving, creativity, coordination, persistence, fine-motor capabilities, and team participation

In short, this is the best prep course for successful private music lessons.

2021-2022 schedule

Day/Time:

Note:

If the caregiver or the child is not feeling well, you are now able to join the class via Zoom on their regular day/time.

Tuesdays @ 5:30 (4 spots available)

Wednesdays @ 5:30 (5 spots available)

Saturdays @ 11:30 (1 spot available)

Duration: Max 60 minutes

Included with tuition:

All instruments, books, CD and take home materials

Zoom classes

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Year 1

 

30 weeks

1 class per week

Tuesday 5:30 - Sept 7 to Apr 19

Wednesday 5:30 - Sept 8 to Apr 20

Saturday 11:30 - Sept 11 to Apr 23

(end date may change)

COST: $778

Includes all necessary materials