Music for Special Learners (4 and 5 Year Olds)
This class, taught by music therapists, is designed for special learners. In this small class environment, we focus on abilities and using music as a vehicle for growth and development.
Ages: 4 & 5 year olds
Class Length: 45 minutes, once a week
Duration: 13 Weeks
Take Home Materials (Included in Advertised Price): Folder 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: The Music for Special Learners class, taught by music therapists, will focus on abilities and use music as the vehicle for growth and development. In this small group setting, children will reach their potential through singing, dancing, instrument playing, and imitation while stimulating gross and fine motor, communication, social, emotional, self-help, and cognitive skills. Music will act as a mediator as you and your child bond during this shared experience!
Musical Goals: Develop ensemble skills; Encourage meaningful movement that includes moving to sequences with a steady beat; Use vocalization to form rhythmic and tonal patterns; Increase music perception; Promote melodic imitation; Build a bank of familiar songs for vocal and instrumental performance; Differentiate musical and environmental sounds; Differentiate the families of instruments; Establish home practice skills
Developmental Goals: Develop gross and fine motor skills; Build cognitive connections, Develop and promote communications skills; Encourage social awareness and interaction; Promote self-regulation and emotional awareness