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Music and Movement  I  birth to 2 years

All infants are born with an aptitude for music. But research shows that their aptitude diminishes if it is not nurtured. In order to nurture the child's ability for music, he or she must participate in consistent listening and active music making. These 50 minute classes, filled with singing, moving, dancing and playing musical instruments, are designed to help children reach their full musical potential. The tunes are in variety of tonalities, meters and styles and help stimulate the baby's musical curiosity. This class is designed to allow for musical play between parent and baby. Some of the goals of this class include developing listening skills, pitch recognition and sense of beat. Music & Movement I features bouncing and rocking songs, nursery rhyme chants and dances and wiggle and peak-a-boo games.

Music and Movement  II   3 to 4 years

Young children develop their understanding of music through action. In this class, we will develop each child’s musicality through creative, experiential music activities, while building a foundation for lifelong music-making. These beginning instrumentalists will develop musical concept understanding through singing, movement, playing various instruments, discussion, collaboration, and active listening. In addition, students will develop cooperation, socialization, and problem-solving skills necessary for future ensemble playing. 

Students will:

  • Develop an understanding of healthy, age-appropriate singing through experiences with a wide variety of repertoire, including folk music, composed songs, chants, and rhymes.

  • Develop the ability to sing tunefully, and to be able to regulate both singing and speaking voices.

  • Develop a repertoire of familiar songs through group singing experiences

  • Develop an understanding of beat and rhythm through instrument playing, locomotor movement experiences, and body percussion

  • Develop an understanding and vocabulary for discriminating and describing musical elements (high/low, loud/soft, fast/slow) leading to the future development of traditional musical vocabulary (forte/piano)

  • Develop an understanding of musical form and function

  • Develop an foundation for future understanding of formal musical notation by connecting musical experiences to visual representations

  • Develop in a community of musicians, will develop confidence in a collaborative, supportive environment

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