Early Childhood Music Program
Bring the youngest children the joy of music at an early age!
Summer 2019 Early Childhood Music classes are on
Tuesdays, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23
Children will explore the foundations of music making. We will play rhythm instruments and Orff instruments in our lessons. Making music and playing music in a group are extremely gratifying for a young child. Everybody will have fun! Classes will be taught by Ms. Frauke Higgins in the Frank Arts Center at Shepherd University. Ms. Frauke Higgins has a Masters Degree in Music Education and is an experienced early childhood music educator. She has taught classes to young students since 1990.
9:15 am–10:00 am Tuesdays, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23
Ages 18 mos.-3 yrs. (with parent/caregiver)
This interactive class for children and caregivers will introduce the young student to the rudiments of music. The class will explore songs, echo songs, creative movement, rhymes and finger-play. We are going to play a big variety of rhythm instruments (such as drums, rhythm sticks, wood blocks, triangles and many more). Tuition: $70.00.
MUSIC FOR PRESCHOOLERS
10:00 am–10:45 am Tuesdays, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23
Ages 3-5 years (with parent/caregiver)
This popular class is designed to prepare the child for later instrumental studies or voice lessons. The group will play wood, metal, and shaker instruments, sing songs and echo songs, develop their listening skills (ear training), and work with creative movement and circle dances. Younger children love to observe and copy older children. Older students will help to lead the group in musical activities and songs. Tuition: $70.00.
Dalcroze Eurythmics – Intro. to Piano Class for ages 5-8, (caregiver not required to sit in on class) 11:00am – 11:45am Tuesdays, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 . The children will work on simple notation, rhythm reading and a few tunes on the piano. Students will learn to express the elements of music, such as time, melody, pitch, rhythm, and dynamics, all through movement. The movement activities will be accompanied by piano. Students will also work on their singing voice, using solfege, and they will play different Orff instruments in the lessons. Tuition $70.00
Classes are limited to 8 children per class, so be sure to sign up early! Please contact Sherry Sykes to register.
For additional info regarding Early Childhood Classes, contact Sherry Sykes, Community Music Coordinator.