Our Kindermusik class for “big kids” taps into your child’s natural curiosity and creativity and helps them develop the physical, cognitive, language, social & emotional skills to become a confident and resilient life-long learner. Plus it is good fun!
Young children who continue Kindermusik class into early school age will develop a greater capacity for learning and a lifelong love of music. In Kindermusik class, your budding musician will be introduced to fundamental musical concepts, notation, and the basics of vocal development. Children explore a wide variety of musical styles and the instruments of the orchestra through group ensemble play, music, games, and stories from many cultures. These classes are a musical learning experience that set the stage for future school success and the transition into formal music lessons.
Join us for a FREE PREVIEW class on Tuesday 25th February at 3.30pm
A new Young Child Group will commence at the Cooroy Library on Tuesday 4th March
Contact Verna for more information or to book in for your free preview class. E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0415 482 264
What you’ll experience in Kindermusik Music Classes for Big Kids
At this age, big kids love learning and making music with their peers and can now begin to apply what they are learning in different ways. But especially when it comes to music, they need a learning environment that that encourages without pushing. The rich foundation of musicianship which Kindermusik lays has the potential to accelerate later progress on an instrument.
Kindermusik for the Young Child: Building a Musical Foundation
Using a small-group approach to music education, Young Child provides a pressure-free developmentally appropriate transition where children can musically succeed before taking on specific instrumental or vocal instruction. Children develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers.
In small, movement-oriented classes, your child develops their greatest instrument – the voice – while learning the symbols and vocabulary of music making. Children will gain hands-on experience with a range of musical instruments, including the glockenspiel, dulcimer and recorder during the course of this 4-semester programme. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend the last 5-10 minutes of class.
Our next Young Child group will commence in March 2014 and will introduce the glockenspiel, a beautiful hand-crafted instrument with individually hand-drilled keys for accurate pitch. Children love creating melodies on this delightful sounding instrument.
What Music2Grow families are saying about Kindermusik for the Young Child: “Its fun for the child. They are exposed to different types of music and instruments. It”s a great foundation for future music choices. My child can now read music – impressive.”
About the Classes
Age Range: 4½ to 7 years
Class Structure: 15 classes in a semester
Class Length: 45-50 minute class each week
Class Size: Class with no more than 8 children
Parent Involvement: Last 5-10 minutes of class
What A Parent And Child Will Experience In Class
- Singing and vocal development – It may sound like a foreign language when a child sings “ta” and “ti-ti,” but this is the language of professional musicians and composers and getting young children ready to read and write simple rhythm patterns.
- Movement — See children dance expressively to music, giving them the practice they need to coordinate their body movements to the sound of music. This kind of musical play not only improves musicianship, but physical coordination as well.
- Reading and writing — Young children will learn melodic notation and identify pitches such as the C, A, and D notes on the treble clef, plus rhythmic notation. Eventually even composing their own music.
- Focused listening — Children will learn to identify a range of orchestra instruments and their sound qualities, while also gaining an early awareness and knowledge of composers and masterworks in Western arts tradition.
- Exploring and playing musical instruments — Authentic percussion, string, pre-keyboard, and woodwind instruments expose children to the many choices for future musical study, and at the same time provide them with the opportunity to musically succeed before taking on more formal instruction.