GROUP LESSONS

 

MUSIC FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY 

(18months - 3 Years Old) 


Music is a natural form of expression to which young children relate responding instinctively to melody, pulse, and rhythm. Using speech, song, listening, instrument-play and movement, our interactive programs provide a wonderful bonding and positive music experience for both child and parent/caregiver. 

 

MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 

(3 Years Old - 8 Years Old) 

 

Our Kodaly/ Ordf and Dalcroze programsare an excellent beginning for those starting their musical journey. The program is a natural progression for students who have already experienced our Music for You and Your Baby classes. Each level introduces and reinforces age-approrpiate skills through speech, song, movement, instrument play, listening, and creative exploration. 

 

  • Beginner Level (3 years old): Children explore the foundations of music, melody, beat and rhythm. Emphasis is on singing, listening, moving, and developing motor and social skills. 
  • Juniors: Children develop their melodic/rhythmic understanding while increasing their concentration and co-ordination. Preparation for literacy is strengthened with listening, memory, and inner hearing activities. Musical notion is also introduced. 
    • Level 1 (4 years old)
    • Level 2 (5 years old)
    • Level 3 (6 years old) 
  • Intermediate (6/7 years old) & Senior (7/8 years old): Emphasis is on melodic/rhythmic literacy and creativity. Students develop skills in sight reading, singing, inner-hearing, and learn to read, write, improvise, perform, and conduct music on xylophones, recorders, etc. The ensemble environment encourages cooperation, independence, and confidence. Both courses build an excellent and necessary foundation for students wishing to pursue private instrumental studies. 

CHAMBER MUSIC


The word chamber in music refers to a small group of singers or instrumentalists as opposed to a full-sized choir or orchestra. In an intimate setting, greater attention is given to developing each vocal skills, establishig music literarcy and increasing confidence and self-expression. Our choirs offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy making and sharing music with other young musicians. 

 

  • JR. Chamber (6-10 years old): this is an excellent stepping stone for students who enjoy singing and would like to pursue priva vocal studies, but may not yet be ready to commit to a routine of daily practice. 
  • Intermediate Chamber (11 years old and up): Suitable for the more seasoned singers who are eager to explore a wide variety of repertoir: classical work, contemporary broadway musicals, light jazz selections and more. For students already enroled in private lessons, this is a wonderful oppurtunity to share the joy of singing with others.