This 8-week Early Spring "Jump Right In" to singing class for school-age children, 6-9 years of age, meets on Tuesdays 2:00-2:45pm. Tuition is $145, which includes a CD for home listening. Great for homeschoolers!
Class dates are: Feb. 13/20/27, Mar. 6/14/20, Apr. 3/10. No class Mar. 27th over Spring Break.
Since music is learned in the same way that a language is learned, students will interact with songs by listening, moving and experimenting...with no expectations for correctness. As they develop solid music vocabularies (singing tonal patterns and speaking rhythm patterns with syllables) students will have opportunities to sing alone as well as with the group, and to create or improvise as they are ready.
We will be learning a variety of songs from the U.S. as well as other countries/cultures around the world because kids learn about the music of their own culture (mostly Major tonality and Duple meter) through studying music that is different (Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aolian, Natural minor, Harmonic minor and Locrian tonalities; Triple meter and various mixed meters).
Above all, this will be a fun, active class. Children will progress forward from wherever they are in their ability to audiate (think music with understanding) and express themselves through singing, at their own natural pace and pleasure.
We will be using the Jump Right In Music Curriculum created by Dr. Edwin E. Gordon and colleagues Taggart, Reynolds, Valerio, Bailey and Lange.