Music Makers at Home (4 Year Olds)
Age: 4 year olds
Class Length: 1 hour, once a week
Take Home Materials (Included in Advertised Price): Folders containing songs, activities, parent guide; CD/Digital Download of Course Music; access to the digital Music Makers at Home Resource Page.
Optional Materials: In-Person families will have a designated, sanitized instrument kit stored throughout the week for their own use. If you prefer your own NEW Instrument Kit for home or class use (containing 2 pairs of scarves, 2 pairs of egg shakers, 2 pairs of jingles, and 2 pairs of sticks), they are available here for $35.00.
Materials for virtual classes must be picked up prior to the first week or may be shipped for an additional fee. Contact our office for details!
Note: If a child is entering a Makers class for the first time, a one-time purchase of a glockenspiel instrument for an additional $40 is required. This glockenspiel (brought to class each week) will be used in subsequent semesters and is therefore not built into the advertised price. Registering in this level will automatically add the glockenspiel to your cart; please remove it prior to check out if you already have a glockenspiel from a previous semester!
In-Person Class Options:
- Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am (Sept 11-Dec 11, No Class Nov 27) at Westminster Christian School in Palmetto Bay
- Saturdays, 12:45-1:45pm (Sept 11-Dec 11, No Class Nov 27) at Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest
Virtual Class Option:
- Fridays, 5:15-6:15pm (Sept 10-Dec 10, No Class Nov 26) on Zoom
By registering for an in-person class, you agree to adhere to specific health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please visit our Terms and Policies page to review these guidelines, which you will also accept upon registration. In addition, a Zoom parent orientation will be scheduled the week before classes begin to ensure all are prepared for the first day!
Description: Music Makers at Home is the first of a sequential two-year curriculum, ideally designed to begin in summer or fall. This class includes singing, creative and structured movement, playing instruments and ensemble work, ear training and guided listening, as well as a developmentally sound approach to music literacy that builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self-expression. During this first year, children will have the opportunity to play their first melodic instrument, the glockenspiel. They will also begin to read and write simple musical patterns and recognize them in songs while exploring the theme of home environments. The parent or caregiver continues an active role both in the Zoom class and home evironment as weekly participation and practice is important for success.
Musical Goals: Play a melodic instrument (glockenspiel); Develop ensemble skills; Read and write rhythmic and tonal patterns; Demonstrate and move in sequences to a steady beat; Build a bank of familiar songs for vocal and instrumental performance; Differentiate musical and environmental sounds; Differentiate the families of instruments; Build home practice skills
Developmental Goals: Increase gross and fine motor skills; Advance cognitive and language development; Demonstrate symbolic thinking; Set and accomplish goals through practice; Strengthen body awareness and self-regulation; Build on social, emotional, and self-help skills