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Young Child

Age Range: 5 – 7 years old
Class Length: 1 hour class with caregiver at end of class only.
Session Length: Held once a week with scheduled breaks (see calendar at bottom of page)

Pricing


Dual Enrollment Deal: Sign up for 2 or more classes or children, get $25 off!
Please note that any multiple class or child pricing (along with any other deductions that need to be made as per your note during registration) listed above will be adjusted AFTER you enroll. We review all registrations prior to any charges being made. Our system computes classes on the full price basis only and we adjust for you after we receive! Thank you! 

Description

Kindermusik for the Young Child: Build a Musical Foundation
Using a small-group approach to music education, Kindermusik for the Young Child 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. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend the 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 needs 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.

Unit Descriptions

0-04-01001Semester One — Everything your child learns later in semesters 2, 3, and 4 begins with this early introduction to singing, reading, and writing music and rhythm. Through dances and games that focus on rhythmic development, we’ll learn a keyboard instrument—the glockenspiel— which will be used throughout all the Young Child classes. Your At Home Materials provide the music, instruments, stickers, and activities for a home version of the same playful activities you’ll hear about from class, so your child—and you!—can learn where you’re most comfortable: at home.
Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, glockenspiel, and canvas bag (during first semester).

 

 

0-04-02004Semester Two — Playing simple musical patterns and songs on the featured instrument from the first session—the glockenspiel—is a central focus this semester. While learning to sing a melody, and then play the pattern on the glockenspiel, we’ll delve deeper into the understanding of musical concepts such as piano and forte through orchestra-style music such as the William Tell Overture and Peter and the Wolf. Music appreciation and understanding continues with a complete introduction to the instruments—and the families in which they’re grouped—of the orchestra.
Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, and Home CD of music from class.

THIS CLASS IS OFFERED DURING OUR SCHOOL YEAR WHICH IS SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY.
CLASS IN PORT ORANGE IS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT. CHOOSE SUBSCRIPTION FOR $60 PER MONTH (4 PAYMENTS), AND THIS CLASS TAKES YOU THROUGH MID-MAY!

 

Class Registration

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  • Click enroll now links for payment terms. We welcome registrants even after the semester begins as long as there is room in the class you want to join. Fees would be pro-rated at that time. Class size is limited to ensure the highest quality experience.
  • This is an age suggestion for starting our Young Child program. If a child is a bit older, that is fine!

SUMMER 2021 CALENDAR


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Our Summer includes 10 weeks of in person & online virtual classes! 
Summer session A (five weeks)
All Locations: June 7 – July 16 (no class 6/28/2021 – 7/2/2021)

Summer session B (five weeks)
All Locations: July 19 – August 20

Monthly Online Virtual Bilingual Birdies runs along with the dates above including scheduled breaks.  

Classes in Summer will be offered in person and virtually. An option of attending both in person and virtual is available as well. In person classes will be held as long as covid-19 conditions continue to improve and we feel it is safe to hold them. In person classes will have safety protocols including mask wearing in order to attend. Virtual classes will continue no matter what! 

SCHOOL YEAR 2021-2022 CALENDAR


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Our School Year includes 32 active weeks of classes with some scheduled weeks off which are noted below.

School Year begins  – Sept 6, 2021
School Year Resumes after Winter Break – Jan 10, 2022
School Year ends – May 20, 2022

OFF – Thanksgiving week – Nov. 22 – 26, 2021
OFF – Holiday/Winter break 
– Dec. 20, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022
OFF – Spring Break – March 14 – 18, 2022

Classes WILL be held in-person, Virtual classes are TBA and will be based on demand. In person classes will have safety protocols until it is safe to adjust back to a more typical class environment. Thank you for slowly easing back into normalcy with us!