Build a Musical Foundation -- Using a small-group approach to music education, Young Musicians provides a pressure-free class where your child can develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers. The program is designed to prepare the young child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but is not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument.
What musical potential does your child possess? What instrument interests them the most? Should you begin piano lessons? Guitar lessons? Violin lessons? Questions, questions? Your child is born with potential! But for what instrument? Why not try several in one class and let the exposure to the glockenspiel, dulcimer or recorder guide their interest to future keyboard, string or wind instrument instruction? This class will continue to build their internal steady beat, introduce them to beginning music reading skills.
**Level 1 - Introduction to the Glockenspiel and Rhythm Reading
**Level 2 - Learning to play the Glockenspiel and Notation Reading
**Level 3 - Learning to play the 3-string Dulcimer
**Level 4 - Learning to play the Recorder
Designed for children ages 4½ through 7 years, Young Musicians classes meet once a week for 55 minutes. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend the last 10 minutes of class the first lesson of each month.
Young Musicians will have two 14-week Semesters in the Fall and Spring.
Appalachian music is a featured musical style this semester. First, you and your child will build a two-stringed dulcimer instrument with materials that we'll provide. Then in class we'll learn to play chords and simple melodies on the instrument you built together. We'll also explore rhythm concepts through dance with an introduction to the basic steps in jazz, ballet, and tap dances. Your Home Materials include dulcimer-making materials, activity cards, and music that features recordings from Appalachia, African-America, and Native American music, as well as the Western Art music of the Nutcracker Suite.
Materials $70.00 Children's Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Home CD of music from class, and dulcimer.
(If you have multiple children enrolled in the same class, you need not purchase a separate set of materials for each child)
Families can preview a class for free anytime and tuition is pro-rated for students joining class late in the semester. Call Judy at 610-505-1449.