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Levels 4 and 5

Age range: kindergarten through 2nd grade
Class structure: One unit per semester
Class size: Class with no more than 12 children
Class length: 60 minutes for 15 weeks (Parent or caregiver attends the last 10 minutes of class.)

From the moment you became a parent you wanted the best for your child. Level 4 and 5 engages your child in music and movement activities that also promote language, social and emotional skills, early math and early literacy, physical coordination, creativity and more. All in a pressure-free small-group class where children can develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation and vocabulary of music while setting the stage for future school success and formal music lessons. Parents and caregivers join in for the beginning and end 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 music of their own.
  • 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.

Enrollment includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for children kindergarten through 2nd grade; caregivers attend the last 5 minutes
  • Weekly 60- to 75-minute class
  • Set of class materials, standing desks for students– children’s folder with stickers and Music At Home cards, Family Songbook, instrument (wind, string, or pre-keyboard instrument depending on the semester), CD of music from class, canvas bag (during first semester) and games bag