Big Kids (Ages 4½ to 7 years)
60 minute class, adult joins last 15 minutes
Using a small-group approach to music education, Kindermusik for the Young Child provides a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers. Students explore many facets of the musical experience - speaking, singing, moving, dancing, listening, creating and playing instruments, as well as learning about reading and writing music. It prepares the young child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument. Parents or caregivers attend the last 15 minutes of class.
FALL 2016 Curriculum
Semester One: This semester is an 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 Home Materials provide the music, instruments, stickers, and activities
for reviewing at home the concepts explored in class each week.
Home Materials: Children’s Notebook with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, glockenspiel, and canvas bag.
Semester Three: (Note: Semesters One and Two are prerequisites for Semester Three) Appalachian music
is a featured musical style this semester. First, you and your child will build a
two-stringed dulcimer instrument with materials that we'll provide. Then in class
we'll learn to play chords and simple melodies on the instrument you built together.
We'll also explore rhythm concepts through dance with an introduction to the basic
steps in jazz, ballet, and tap dances.
Home Materials: Children’s Notebook with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, and dulcimer.