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Most children who play or sing music regularly perform better in reading and math when they begin elementary school. Playing, singing and dancing to music increases fine and gross motor skills and helps develop hand-eye coordination and help them to gain body awareness.
Children actively involved in music tend to have a high self-esteem and are better at playing with others. Many studies have shown that music enhances learning skills, such as the acquisition of language, listening, math skills, auditory discrimination, social understanding, and personal discovery. Our objective is to introduce children to a wide variety of music in an environment that is fun and nurturing.
Our music program will provide:
This class will be offered for ages 2 to 6.
One Year Olds:
Children will repeat rhythmic patterns. Teachers will show toddlers how to play on age-appropriate instruments. Each instrument will be presented with a simple and direct explanation of its use and its particular sound. As the children play various instruments, they will hear and wonder at the different sounds each instrument produces. Instinctively, they will begin to associate the sound with the instrument.
Repetition at this age is essential. The sheer joy children take in repeating newly acquired skills gives them a feeling of success. At this age, children begin to develop their language skills, and try to sing sounds to music, sometimes using formed words.
Two Year Olds:
Children will continue to develop their verbal skills, will join the teacher in songs. Repetition of favorite tunes helps in their use of the language and they can now sing phrases of songs. The teacher will direct the children’s attention to rhythm with various instruments using a hands on approach. Now, able to follow directions, different patterns are introduced, musical games are played, and the teacher will lead the group in rhyming ensembles, much to the children’s pleasure. They can identify a familiar instrument by touch and recognize a favorite song. Their motor skills are refined so that they are now able to place their fingers on a recorder, changing the pitch.
Preschoolers & Kindergartners:
Three, four and five-year-olds are savvy and much more experienced. Playing guessing games about the instruments and their sound with the teacher will help develop artistic appreciation. Showing increased voice control and a closer approximation of pitch and rhythm will help develop their listening skills. Some children can sing an entire song with accuracy. The teacher will encourage them to act out stories, play singing games, and use movement in meaningful ways.
Registration fee for up to 6 clubs is $35.00 (this does not include Ballet)
Classes will be offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday as follows:
Monday: Music Madness (2 to 6 years)
Tuesday: Art Exploration (2 to 6 years)
Wednesday: Little Einsteins (2 to 6 years)
Hoop Dreams (2 to 6 years)
Thursday: My Gym (2 to 6 years)
Friday: Boot Camp (2 to 6 years)
Option 1: $12.00 per week (billed monthly) one club only
Option 2: $20.00 per week (billed monthly) two clubs
Option 3: $30.00 per week (billed monthly) three clubs
Option 4: $38.00 per week (billed monthly) four clubs
Option 5: $45.00 per week (billed monthly) five clubs
Option 6: $53.00 per week (billed monthly) six clubs
Session 1: Clubs will begin September 12th, 2011 until December 15th, 2011
Session 2: Clubs will begin January 3rd, 2012 until June 1st, 2012
If you are interested in any of these clubs please complete the form and return it to the main office.