Music Makers at Home (4 Year Olds)
Age: 4 years of age
Class Length: 1 hour, once a week
Duration: 13 weeks
Take Home Materials (Included in Advertised Price): Folder(s) containing songs, activities, parent guide, and CD/Digital Download of Course Music (Folder should be brought to class each week)
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!
Description: Your child is now ready for the first of this sequential two-year music program, ideally designed to begin in summer or fall. Music Makers at Home 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 still plays an active role in the class, as well as supports the child at home to practice the material presented each week.
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