Music Classes for Big Kids (4.5 to 6 years old)

Fun, Musical Activities that Give Your Big Kid an Advantage in School and in Music Lessons – for Ages 4.5 – 6

Prepare your big kid for that next big step… musically, academically, socially, and developmentally

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For your budding musician, Kindermusik for the Young Child provides an exciting, pressure-free class where your big kid can develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers.  Through a variety of fun things for kids, engaging activities, Young Child students explore rhythm, notation, musical symbols and authentic pre-keyboard, string and woodwind instruments – as well as their own instrument, the voice. You’ll be amazed as your child astonishes you with his new-found ability to create musical compositions and you’ll love the many ways our kids music classes prepare your young musician for a successful future in school and in music lessons.

What you’ll experience in Kids Music Classes:

Singing and vocal development. It may sound like a foreign language when your child sings “ta” and “ti-ti,” but he’s using the language of professional musicians and composers and getting ready to read and write simple rhythm patterns.

 

Movement. You’ll see your child dance expressively to music, giving her the practice she needs to coordinate her body movements to the sound of music. Finding fun things for kids like musical play not only improves musicianship, but her physical coordination as well.

 

Focused listening. Your child will learn to identify a range of orchestra instruments and their sound qualities.  He will also gain an early awareness and knowledge of composers and masterworks in Western arts tradition.

 

Musical instruments.  Familiarity with orchestral instruments while also learning to play the glockenspiel (keyboard experience), dulcimer (stringed instrument), and recorder (wind instrument) exposes your child to the many choices for future musical study, providing the opportunity to succeed musically before beginning more formal instruction.

 

Focused listening skills.  You will marvel at your child’s new-found ability to identify orchestral instruments and their families by sound.  At the same time, your child will gain a basic knowledge of composers and masterworks of western art music, while also experiencing the music and instruments of regions around the world.

 

Musical concepts.  Prepare to be amazed at your child’s knowledge of musical structures (such as phrases) and expressive qualities (such as dynamics and tempo).  Your child’s command of a vocabulary to name and describe elements and qualities of music will give a new sense of confidence in his ability to understand and share music, and prepare him for applying those concepts later in more formal music lessons.

 

Reading and writing. She’ll learn melodic and rhythmic notation plus identify pitches such as the C, A, and D notes on the treble clef.  Along the way, he’ll even compose his own music.

 

Fun and games.  Circle songs and music games provide fun things for kids to do while making learning enjoyable as children experience music and musical concepts in an excitedly different way.

 

Age Range: 4.5 to 6 years old
Class Structure: 9 – 11 classes every school term
Class Length: 1 hour class each week
Class Size: no more than 10 big kids with parents
Parent Participation: parents join class for the last 15 minutes of lesson