Spark Their Musical Creativity Encouraging a Life-Long Love of Music Making
5-8 Years Old
sharing time the last 10 minutes
33 Total Classes
Class Begins: September 5th
Class Ends: May 18th
Studio Closed for Holidays:
$72.00 (September tuition is charged at time of registration)
*All materials are included in monthly tuition. Students beginning after the school year starts will have an additional materials fee to cover the materials costs covered in previous months.
While we don't guarantee make-ups, everyone is invited to our extra bonus parties scheduled throughout the year if you need to make-up a class or just come for the fun (wink, wink).
Between the ages of 4 1/2 and 7 your child learns best when they are actively engaged in making music. Play remains the primary way that your little musician learns more concrete information and develops their musical skills.
Watch as your budding musician continues to increases their skill development with the glockenspiel. During this exciting year your child will also learn to play the dulcimer (an Appalachian stringed instrument) and the recorder all while developing their ensemble skills.
You will be so proud to see them perform at the end of the year! You will have watched them grow and develop their musicianship by leaps and bounds!
What Will My Child Experience In a
Your heart will melt as you listen to your child's most basic and beautiful form of expression, their voice. Through echoing and patterned songs, your child will develop their voice and their tonal memory all aiding and ensuring pitch accuracy.
Because movement continues to be a vital part of their learning, your child will experience music through a variety of movement activities from patterned movement to dancing and circle games. Your child will radiate as they express themselves through movement, building confidence and exploring their creativity.
The foundation of musicianship at any age is within your child's ability to listen and distinguish between sounds. Your child will experience a wide variety of listening experiences from music of North America (Appalachia, African American and Native American), Western Art Music (The Nutcracker Suite) and Benjamin Britten (Sea Interludes).
In the second year of Young Child, your child will continue playing the glockenspiel. They will also delight in the opportunity to design and play a 2-string dulcimer, an Appalachian string instrument, as well as a recorder. A variety of quality percussion instruments like xylophones and drums enhance your child's ensemble experience and fosters the development of the class ensemble.
Your young child is growing and developing new skills every day! A variety of quality musical experiences from exploring the Two-String Dulcimer, learning the music of Appalachia, the Sounds of the Sea, African-American Music, Native American Music, Exploring 3 and 4 Beat Meters, The Nutcracker Ballet and the World of Dance will uncover a vast new world of music for your child and will shape their ensemble experience!
Carefully crafted singing games, echoing activities and songs prepare your child for reading and writing music notation in the most beneficial and rewarding way. Your child will continue to add new melodic notes and rhythms to their glockenspiels and a whole host of other instruments they will be learning as well!
Throughout the year, your child is encouraged to expand their creative potential by developing a repertoire of movement and music that becomes a starting point for their own creative endeavors. Composing music on their own is a vital part to this creative process that allows your child to express themselves in the most authentic way.
You will be astounded by how much your child has learned throughout the year! Parents join us for the last 10 to 15 minutes of class as we share and celebrate all of their accomplishments! You'll get to see many of the concepts and learning from class as well as see their confidence blossom as they showcase their work for you!
Continue the learning at home with all the materials from class! Your materials consist of the glockenspiel, a dulcimer, a recorder, a purple carrying bag, a folder with all of the music, attendance stickers, a games bag for small manipulatives, a CD of all the music we play and sing in class, a songbook and weekly parent cards.