Big Kids (Ages Older Fours to Seven Years)
60 minute class
adult attends last 15 minutes
Build a Musical Foundation
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.
The program is designed to prepare the young child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but is not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument. Parents or caregivers attend the last 10-15 minutes of class.
Spring 2017 Curriculum
Semester Two: Playing simple musical patterns and songs on the featured instrument from the first
session—the glockenspiel—is a central focus this semester. While learning to sing
a melody and play the pattern on the glockenspiel, we'll delve deeper into the understanding
of musical concepts such as piano and forte through orchestral music. Music appreciation
continues with a complete introduction to the instruments of the orchestra.
Home Materials: Children’s Notebook with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class. Students will need the glockenspiel and canvas bag from Semester One.
Semester Four: In this final semester, we'll introduce the recorder instrument. As your child is
introduced to 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 from around the world, including
Alpine dances, Mexico, and Ecuador.
Home Materials: Children’s Notebook with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, and recorder.