Candace Mackey Santa Rosa Children's Music (location info) Friday, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM 01/17/20 - 05/15/20 (16 weeks)
For 5 to 7 year olds
Young Child prepares 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.
Young Child Curriculum Description:
Age Range: 5 to 7 years Class Structure: Four 15-week semesters. While each semester builds on the previous, there is sufficient review for new students to be added each semester. Class Length: 60-75 minute class each week Class Size: 12 children maximum
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.
Developmentally appropriate curriculum for children ages 5 to 7 years; caregivers attend the last 10-15 minutes
Weekly 60- to 70-minute class
One set of Home Materials—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
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Discounts and Fees - We offer a 15% discount for a sibling in their own class and a 50% discount for siblings in the same class and active duty military families. One discount per child. There are no fees for siblings under 6 months of age. You will use sibling payment options at check out. We also offer scholarships & financial aid for special needs infants and low income families, contact the director for a financial aid form. Refer a friend who enrolls in a class and you will get a $10 credit as a thank you! There is a $20 cancellation fee and no cancellations 2 weeks before a session begins. Additional cancellation requirements for Kindermusik for the Young Child. In case of emergency we may issue a credit at the discretion of SRCM. Enroll at least 2 weeks before a class begins and the $10 registration fee will be waived.Please read our class policies page for more detailed information about your child's class and policies.