Music Makers Around the World (5 Year Olds)

Age: 5 year olds

Class Length: 1 hour, once a week for 5 weeks

Take Home Materials (Included in Advertised Price): Folder containing songs and activities; CD/Digital Download of Course Music; access to the digital Music Makers Around the World 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.

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!

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Description: Moving on to the second year of this sequential two-year music program, Music Makers Around the World continues the development of 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. At this level, children will read and play a variety of melodies on the glockenspiel instrument. The parent or caregiver who participates in the live classes or Zoom sessions with the child will also serve in a supportive role at home, as children are expected to practice the songs and patterns learned each week. Participation in this level provides excellent readiness for future musical endeavors, be it playing piano, singing in a choir, or joining an instrumental ensemble.

Musical Goals: Play a melodic instrument (glockenspiel); Read, write, and play melodies; Build a bank of familiar songs that are the foundation for Music At the Piano; Develop ensemble skills; Demonstrate and move in sequences to a steady beat; Differentiate musical patterns; Discover music from various cultures and places around the world; 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