Seriously Fun Music Lessons for Ages 0-7
Let's Play Music
Play is the way that children learn! Our classes teach serious music theory, piano technique, classical music, and ear training all through play!
Early exposure is the key to talent!
Age Appropriate Methods
We teach children when they are ready to learn, in the ways that they learn best, so they become ‘talented’. Starting music lessons early on will yield a 10-year-old pianist that can play circles around a 10-year-old that started at age 8. Sight-reading, improvisation, composition, and even transposing will be second nature.
Sound Beginnings Program (0-4 years)
Education through musical playSound Beginnings is a family music class that prepares students for success in Let’s Play Music and Kindergarten. Classes include singing, movement, instrument play, nursery rhymes, games, stories, and ear training activities.
What does Sound Beginnings Teach?
- In-tune singing
- Timbre and tone
- Rhythm and counting
- Theme and form
- Letter and letter sounds
- Name recognition
- Fine motor skills
- Gross motor skillss
- And more...
What does all this mean?This fun new curriculum is specifically designed for children ages 0-4 and their parents. By providing a solid music and preschool foundation, Sound Beginnings prepares students for success in Let's Play Music and Kindergarten! The curriculum is organized into six non-sequential semesters, each lasting four months, providing experience with important music concepts and skills through different songs and games. Classes include singing, movement, games, stories, and activities, focusing on different concepts each semester.
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Let's Play Music (4-7 years)
Early Childhood Education students participate in the acclaimed Let's Play Music curriculum, a research-based, fun program that focuses on developing the complete musician from a very early age during a child's language learning window.
What does Let's Play Music Teach?
- Emphasizes melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic ear training
- Introduces spatial skills necessary for note and rhythm reading
- Teaches standard music notation reading
- Teaches solfeggio hand signs and singing patterns
- Studies the music of the masters to understand classic form and instrumentation
- Encourages freedom of expression and musical interpretation
- Channels the young voice into beautiful singing by providing correct vocal models and frequent singing opportunities
- Teaches fundamentals of harmony and chord progressions
- Utilizes "full body movement" for more effective assimilation of concepts and skills
- Adapts skills to the piano
What does all this mean?It develops musical aptitude. Your child will learn the things that cause us as adults to say that a person is musically talented. Can you teach talent? YOU BET!!! Research has shown that musical aptitude (talent) is more acquired than it is hereditary. "Musically talented" people are so, not because of genetics, but because of exposure to a musical environment at a young age.
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