Our independent musicians
Our most advanced classes offer children the opportunity to use music notation to play a variety of instruments. As children grow musically through these years, they develop strong social-emotional, problem-solving, and pre-literacy skills that help boost school readiness and encourage a natural love of learning.
- Learning how to understand simple music notation and play the glockenspiel, dulcimer, and the recorder
- Experiencing steady beat, meter, and rhythm through listening to music, moving, singing, playing instruments, and reading and writing music notation
- Learning new music concepts through listening, moving, singing, game-playing, visuals, and imaginative play
- Listening to music and sound with an analytical ear and paying close attention to pitch variation and timbre between specific instruments
- Developing their speaking and singing voices through listening, imitating, and exploring
- Participating in a variety of ensemble experiences, including instrumental ensembles, vocal ensembles, and group dancing
SKILLS & BENEFITS
- Ability to read traditional and non-traditional music notation
- Growing ability to extend what has been learned in one context to a new context
- Awareness of steady beat, meter, and rhythm, essential musicianship skills with ties to physical development and coordination
- Development of self-confidence, musicianship, collaboration, and creativity through teamwork, peer interaction, and communication
- Ability to distinguish specific sounds within words and increased awareness of the rhythmic structure of language and developing speaking, reading, and listening skills
- Understanding of music reading, beat competence, expressive movement, singing, instrument playing, and ensemble participation, skills that are beneficial in fields of study that involve problem-solving, creativity, coordination, persistence, fine-motor capabilities, and team participation.
Please contact us for class days and times.