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YOUNG CHILD IS THE CAPSTONE TO THE KINDERMUSIK CURRICULA, PREPARING YOUNG MUSICIANS FOR A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE OF FORMAL MUSIC TRAINING 

Using a small-group approach to music education, Kindermusik for the Young Child provides a pressure-free class where your child can develop 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 are encouraged to attend the last 15 minutes of class.

FALL 2014 Curriculum

Young Child One MaterialsSemester One: 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.

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.

 

 

Young Child Three MaterialsSemester Three: (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. Your Home Materials include dulcimer-making materials, activity cards, and music that features recordings from Appalachia, African-America, and Native American music, as well as the Western Art music of the Nutcracker Suite.

Home Materials: Children’s Notebook with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, and dulcimer.

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