Music Makers Around the World (5 Year Olds)
Age: 5 years of age (Completion of Music for Makers: At Home is recommended, though not essential, to enter this level)
Class Length: 1 hour, once a week
Duration: 16 weeks (Friday class please watch for an email from your teacher with the alternate makeup options for Good Friday)
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 therefore is not built into the advertised price. Registering for this level will automatically add the glockenspiel to your cart; please remove it prior to checkout if you already have a glockenspiel from a previous semester!
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, while exploring various world cultures and their music. The parent or caregiver who attends class 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