Musikgarten Music Makers: At Home in the World
Age-group: 4½-8yrs / Primary schooler
Class Length: 45 mins, once a week
Duration: 15 weeks including required parent orientation and End of Semester Fiesta.
Description: This class is Part 1 of our Music Makers curriculum designed to bridge the gap between earlier Family Music classes and the groundbreaking Music Makers at the Piano class. Building on their past musical experiences, children almost 5 years and older are now ready for a more structured music learning experience.
This Music Makers class (also offered during the Vacation time as a Camp) cultivates the child's musical development through singing, tonal and rhythm patterns, poetry and stories, movement activities, guided listening, instrumental play and manipulative games. Activities are presented in a developmentally sound, playful manner; the focus is on learning through process rather than performance.
Video Description: Musical Pueblo & Keys Video (see Product Video below)
Musical Activities & Goals: Rudimentary music skills such as pitch matching, beat competency, ensemble development, and music notation are dealt with using themes from the child's home environment and natural surroundings. Children begin learning more about rests, common melodic patterns, rhythmic patterns, tempo, dynamics and instrument classification etc. Parents join in towards the end of the session.
We will be doing a wide variety of “hands-on” activities designed to build a strong musical foundation through:
Drumming & percussion instrument play
Developing the singing voice
Movement, both creative and structured
Building the necessary listening skills to lead to long-term success in instrumental study
Beginning the process of playing in ensembles along with learning about orchestral instruments
The first steps in reading music
The songs, stories and sounds from the world of nature in two environments: My Neighbourhood/At the Seashore
Instruments Used: Drums, Resonator Bars, Glockenspiel, Piano-Keyboard.
For families signing up a 2nd Child / Sibling, you can opt for the Sibling Packet which excludes the parent Guide book & CD recordings with digital download
Take a Peek:
Continue with the Music Makers Around the World from age 5½yrs
Book Early for Discounted Tuition! Offer ends February 28th, 2019.