Music Makers at Home (4 Year Olds)
Age: 4 years of age
Class Length: 1 hour, once a week LIVE on Zoom
Duration: 13 weeks (Fridays, September 11-December 11; Saturdays, September 12-December 12. No classes Thanksgiving week)
Materials (Included in Advertised Price): Folder(s) containing songs, activities, parent guide, CD/Digital Download of Course Music, and access to the digital Music Makers at Home Resource Page.
*Materials must be picked up prior to participating in the first class on September 11-12!
Note: If a child is entering a Makers level class for the first time, a one-time glockenspiel (musical Instrument) purchase is required. This additional $40 fee is not built into the advertised semester price. The glockenspiel is needed for our weekly classes and will also be used in subsequent semesters. Registering in this level will automatically add the glockenspiel to your cart. If you have one from a previous semester, please remove the glockenspiel prior to check out.
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