Early Childhood Summer Music Classes
Early childhood music programs are a great way to teach the whole child. Through music and movement the child develops mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.
Carnival of the Animals for ages 4-6
Mondays, 12:45pm - 1:25pm
Three Classes June 11, 18, 25
Minimum 4 - Max 10 students
Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens is a classical composition that depicts 14 different animals. In the class, we will be introduced to the symphony orchestra through this well loved masterpiece. We will learn Musical concepts and terms as well as critical listening skills. The class will explore creative movement for each of the animals. Students will have the opportunity to act out their favorite animal and create their own zoological composition.
Music for Little Mozarts: Meet the Music Friends for ages 4-6
Four Mondays July 23 & 30 and August 6 & 13
Music for Little Mozarts is designed to introduce children 4-6 years of age to music and the piano. The lessons include singing, attentive listening, and creative movement. There will be rhythm activities played on simple instruments such as rhythm sticks, shakers and drums. There will also be discovery and beginning activities at the keyboard. Music appreciation and musical concepts such as pitch, dynamics and tempo are taught with the help of our music friends Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse. This class would be the perfect preparation for the child who is interested in starting private instruction in the fall. The students will use Music for Little Mozarts - Meet the Music Friends workbook in class and at home to enhance musical learning.
Required materials: Music for Little Mozarts - Meet the Music Friends work book published by Alfred (37548)
Instructor Dana Donnay is an experienced music teacher and professional musician with a music degree from New England Conservatory of Music. She has special training and experience in Kindermusik, Kodaly Method and piano pedagogy.
Classroom guidelines: Parents or guardians are welcome, but not required to attend. All should be dressed comfortably for an active class and leave toys and snacks at home or in your car. Please let your instructor know of any special needs or concerns you may have.