4.5 - 7 years
Class Length: 60 minutes, once a week Caregiver joins in the last 10 minutes
Year One: Semesters 1 & 2
Year Two: Semesters 3 & 4
Pay in full:
$296 - 15 weeks (save $16)
$78 - four payments per 15 weeks
Joining us after the start of a unit?
We'll gladly prorate you!
Make Up Policy
Unlimited makeups anytime, as long as you are currently enrolled
Worry Free Enrollment
Our wish for you is a happy, "I want to tell the world" experience. If it's not what you dreamed of, we'll press the button and refund your tuition.
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 10-15 minutes of class..
This is a 2-year program featuring 4 consecutive semesters. It's OK to enter midway through the program. We've had many children successfully enter Young Child midway through Year 1 and some have entered at the beginning of Year 2
Watch the video below to see how your child will thrive in a musical learning environment that is fun, engaging, and just right for your little music lover.
What You'll Experience in Kindermusik for the Young Child 4. 5 - 7 Years
Provide Your Child With a Head Start For All Future Learning
- Singing and vocal development. It may sound like a foreign language when your child sings “ta” and “ti-ti,” but he’s using the language of professional musicians and composers and getting ready to read and write simple rhythm patterns.
- Movement. You’ll see your child dance expressively to music, giving him the practice he needs to coordinate his body movements to the sound of music. This kind of musical play not only improves musicianship, but his physical coordination as well.
- Reading and Writing. He’ll learn melodic notation and identify pitches such as the C, A, and D notes on the treble clef, plus rhythmic notation. Eventually he’ll even compose his own music.
- Focused Listening. Your child 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 your child to the many choices for future musical study, and at the same time provide your child with the opportunity to musically succeed before taking on more formal instruction.
- Tools for At Home Learning: Each semester you'll receive fun and engaging musical tools for learning, activity cards, family songbook, CD of music from class, glockenspiel, dulcimer, or recorder (depending on the semester) and canvas tote bag (first time students only).
Year One, Semester 1: Sept - Jan
Your child will begin their musical journey learning pre-keyborad techniques, hand positioning, ensemble development, and vocal development. Through dances and games that focus on rhythmic development, your child will learn a pre-keyboard instrument - the glockenspiel - which will be used throughout all 4 semesters. Your At Home Materials provide the music, instruments, stickers, and activities for a home version of the same playful activities your child will experience in class.
Year One, Semester 2: Jan - May
Playing simple musical patterns and songs on the featured instrument from the first semester - 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.
Year Two, Semester 3: Sept - Jan
Appalachian music is a featured musical style this semester. First, your child will decorate their own 2-stringed dulcimer, then in class we'll learn to play chords and simple melodies. We'll also explore rhythm concepts through dance, with an introduction to the basic steps in jazz, ballet, and tap dances. Your home CD features recordings from Appalachia, African-American, and Native American music, as well as the Nutcracker Suite.
Year Two, Semester 4: Jan - May
In this final semester, we'll introduce the recorder instrument. As your child is introduced to basic methods of playing simple melodic patterns and songs on this wind instrument, we'll also incorporate the instruments, concepts, and songs from previous semesters. With a special emphasis on multicultural music, your child will learn to improvise and write music, as well as experience the musical styles of the Pacific Islands, Europe, and Africa: plus play special dances and children's games from around the world, including Alpine dances, Mexico, and Ecuador.