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Kindermusik Young Child 4 (Ages 5 – 7)

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Class Description

In this final semester, 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, and Africa; plus play special dances and children's games from around the world, including Alpine dances, Mexico, and Ecuador.

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, and soprano recorder.

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

 

Not currently offered

·         Ages 5 - 7 years old

·         Prerequisite:  Young Child 3

·         Class meets weekly

Lessons 46 - 49

Music of the Pacific Islands: There are music makers all around the world, with their own sounds and customs. In the Pacific we explore the Momotarosan story from Japan, sing along with the Indonesian Boat Men, and do the Hula with Kapula Kane in Hawaii. Along the way, there is an introduction to the RECORDER!

Lessons 50 - 53

The Music of Europe: From yodeling in the Swiss Alps to the poems of Mother Goose, much of our great music originated in Europe. With this beautiful backdrop we will play recorders, do the dance of the May Pole and Polka, meet the “Grandfather of Western Music” Johan Sebastian Bach and learn about keyboards of all kinds from harpsichord to synthesizer!

 

Lessons 54 - 57

The Music of Africa Musical: Story telling is how children learn music in Africa. We will learn, play musical motifs and act out the classic fable of The Lion on the Path. The music of Africa includes syncopated drumming patterns, and cooperative ensembles of many kinds.

Lessons 58 - 60

The Music of Central and South America: Who doesn’t love the Mexican Hat Dance or the classic story of Don Gato? Join us as we take a whirlwind tour of this amazing part of the world! We will explore the sounds of the Brazilian Rain Forest, the Farms of Argentina and of course enjoy our own FIESTA!!

               

 

 

 

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