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Kindermusik Young Child 1 (Ages 5 – 7)

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Class Description

Everything your child learns later in semesters 2, 3, and 4 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.

Enrollment Includes

e  Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and children, ages 5 – 7 years

e  Class of no more than 12 children

e  Year-round classes with a different theme each month

e  Weekly 60-minute class, parent or guardian does not attend class with child

e  At 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 (during first semester).

What a Parent and Child Will Experience in Class

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 ready to read and write simple rhythm patterns.

Movement

See children dance expressively to music, giving them the practice they needs to coordinate their body movements to the sound of music. This kind of musical play not only improves musicianship, but physical coordination as well.

Reading and Writing

Young children will learn melodic notation and identify pitches such as the C, A, and D notes on the treble clef, plus rhythmic notation. Eventually even composing their own music.

Focused Listening

Children will learn to identify a range of orchestra instruments and their sound qualities, while also gaining an early awareness and knowledge of composers and masterworks in Western arts tradition.

Exploring and Playing Musical Instruments

Authentic percussion, string, pre-keyboard, and woodwind instruments expose children to the many choices for future musical study, and at the same time provide them with the opportunity to musically succeed before taking on more formal instruction.

Values Group Experience Before Formal Lessons

Once a child begins more formal music lessons, the group dynamic disappears. With Young Child, children are able to interact and build social skills.

Creates a Student Community

Young Child keeps the same group of children together for two years, creating an incredible student community.

 

               

 

 

                       

Unit Details

 

Next offered in September

·         Not currently offered

·         Ages 5 - 7 years old

·         60-minute weekly class

Lessons 1 - 4

Music is Everywhere: We live in a world of sound. As students listen, learn and explore the sounds that are all around us, they are developing important skills that can enhance all later learning.

Lessons 5 - 8

Ready Steady Go! Musical beats can be fast or slow. They make our toes feel like tapping and our feet feel like marching. A steady beat is the underlying pulse of music and of life. Mixing up the steady beat into smaller and longer pieces give us music! We will listen to the rhythm of weather in the rain and wind and even a musical storm composed by Beethoven in his Pastoral Symphony.

 

Lessons 9 - 12

The Melody of Nature: Birds sing to us with many voices and songs. Melody is the part of music that we want to sing. The language of melody starts with games about high and low. Join us for songs, imaginative play and instrument exploration, all exploring MELODY.

Lessons 13 - 15

Glockenspiels – Pre Keyboard Skills! Musical learning for kids who are 4-6 is all about experiencing music through play and HANDS ON exploration. In this unit we use the pre-keyboard instrument called a Glockenspiel to organize and expand learning about steady beat, melody, and rhythm.

 

 

 

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