Imaginary play is one of our favorite ways of getting your pre-schoolers to broaden their musical horizons as they begin to learn that musicians play and sing together in ensemble.
10 SATURDAYS: 1/12 – 3/16/19
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Children will be introduced to our full range of instruments including our beautiful Orff instruments : glockenspiels, metallaphones, xylophones and resonator bells and will begin orchestrating well-known songs with more than one instrument. Learning how to be a conductor, acting our songs, learning simple dances, are some of their favorite activities. Solo singing, echo singing and group singing are all encouraged to develop good pitch and vocal skills as well as learning to sing into a microphone. We also being to develop the use of musical notes, and music vocabulary as well. We continue the use of puppets, and props to enhance their music vocabulary and movement repertoire and will introduce children to music form around the world as well as exposing them to classical and folk music.
In the beginning of this class, children participate with the teacher, however there are some activities that we ask parents to participate. Parents may stay in the room. We have a very gentle way of separation, and we find as the year progresses, most children are very comfortable in the Big kids class without adult.
Instructor: Amanda Peterson