Enroll NOW for Spring 2012 Kindermusik that begins:
Mon Jan 30
Tue Jan 31
Wed Feb 1
Thur Feb 2
All class information and enrollment: www.KMwithLori.com
Village/Moo & DewDrops ~ newborns to 18 months
Cock-a-doodle-MOO! Hop on the hayride—it’s time to head for the farm! Families will sing songs about the farm, including “Old MacDonald,” “Hayride,” and “Clever Cows.” They’ll engage in rituals and playful activities for baby and caregiver,including infant massage, lap bounces, exercise and quiet time. A playful picturebook of animals and the sounds they make and a cage bell instrument are included in the Home Materials.
Our Time/Away We Go! ~ 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 years
Away We Go Toddlers love to GO! With toddlers’ desire to go comes an attraction to other things that go people, animals, pull toys, tricycles, cars, planes, and the list goes on. “What are things that go?” “How do they go?” “How do they sound when they go?” “Can I go like that?” “Can I make sounds like that?” Guided by these simple questions we will journey through developmentally appropriate activities relating to trains, cars, buses, horses, wagons, airplanes and boats. The two literature books are Shiny Dinah and Giddy-Up! The featured instrument are two harmonicas, one for the adult and one for the child, complete with printed instructions in the “Activity Book.”
Imagine That/Toys I Make, Trips I Take ~ 3 1/2 to 5 years (not in Kindergarten)
Toys I Make, Trips I Take What’s more exciting to a 3-or 4-year-old than a new toy? How about an entire Toy Shop full of toys! A remarkable toy shop, filled with boats, trains, balls, jack-in-the-box and many other toys is exactly what your child will enjoy. While activities are centered on a child’s pretend play and imagination, the unit firmly integrates the learning process by placing a strong musical emphasis on singing, steady beat and ensemble, as well as rhythm and rhythmic patterns. The two literature books are Tippity Tippity Too and If I Had a Big Blue Boat. A specially designed drum is the featured home instrument.
Young Child/Semester 2 ~ 5-6years (in Kindergarten/1st grade)
Semester 2 focuses on concepts such as piano/forte, crescendo/decrescendo and legato/staccato as students explore string and woodwind instruments, with the help of Peter & the Wolf, notation and even a bit of Beethoven. Children will apply their new knowledge of aural skills and reading and writing music notations as they further develop their glockenspiel skills (pre-keyboard).
NOTE: Children tend to do best in Young Child 2 if they are in Kindergarten/1st grade. New students are accepted into Young Child 2 without having taken Young Child 1. There is a lot of built in review in Young Child 2 for the benefit of new students, as well as returning.
Young Child/Semester 4 ~ CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY
Semester 4 focuses on verse and refrains, solos and chorus and music form (ABA and rondo). Students also review concepts from the previous semesters, such as notation, rhythms, treble clef and the complete C scale while exploring the sounds of wind instruments with the introduction of the recorder and continuing with the glockenspiel. Your child will experience the musical styles of the Pacific Islands, Europe and Africa; plus play special dances and children’s games from around the world, including Alpine dances, Mexico and Ecuador. NOTE: New students are NOT accepted in Young Child 4 due to the sequential nature of the Young Child course. Children must have taken at least one previous semester of Young Child.