KINDERMUSIK YOUNG CHILD 

Fall and Spring Sessions

Four 15-Week Semesters. Class Length: 60 minutes

Ages 5-7 Yrs

Tues 3:30 PM

Our most advanced classes offer children the opportunity to use music notation to play a variety of instruments. As children grow musically throughout Level 5, they develop strong social-emotional, problem-solving, and pre-literacy skills that help boost school readiness and encourage a natural love of learning._

What A Parent And Child Will Experience In Class

  • Singing and vocal development -- we learn the the language of professional musicians and composers so our young studets get ready to read and write simple rhythm patterns.
  • Movement -- the children dance expressively to music, 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 learn to identify a range of orchestra instruments and their sound qualities, while also gaining an early awareness and knowledge of composers 
  • Exploring and playing musical instruments -- Authentic percussion, string, pre-keyboard, and woodwind instruments expose children to the many choices for future musical study, while providing them with the opportunity to musically succeed before taking on more formal instruction.
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ACTIVITIES

 
  • Learning how to understand simple music notation and play the glockenspiel, dulcimer, and the recorder
  • Experiencing steady beat, meter, and rhythm through listening to music, singing, playing instruments, and reading and writing music 
  • 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 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
  • Awareness of steady beat, meter, and rhythm, essential musicianship skills 
  • Development of self-confidence, musicianship, collaboration, and creativity through teamwork and communication
  • An increased awareness of the rhythmic structure of language and developing reading and listening skills
  • Understanding of music reading, beat competence, expressive movement, singing, instrument playing, and ensemble participation
 

 

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