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Level 3


3 1/2 years to 5 years

 

Each week in class we combine your preschooler's natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. In Level 3, the children come to class without a caregiver, however, parents and siblings will join class for the last 15 minutes.

 

FALL SESSION 2021

September 13 - December 9

Age Range: 3.5 years - 5 years old (without caregiver)

Class Structure: 45 minutes each week

Themes: In My Garden, Around the Farm, & Home Sweet Home (see descriptions below)

Cost: $20 registration fee for each family paid at registration, $195 for 12 weeks of classes (3 payments of $65) plus 3 home kits. Each home kit includes digital music and a storybook to match our monthly theme, plus a new instrument or prop in each kit.

In My Garden (September):  Some of the best learning can happen in your own back yard! In this unit, we’ll buzz like bees, fly like butterflies, and sing like birds as we discover the hidden delights of the garden. We’ll listen, sing, move, and play instruments; we’ll learn to cooperate with partners as we roll balls to music; and we’ll learn to work within a group as we dance in a circle and move with a parachute. And while we’re exploring the great outdoors, we’ll also be exploring musical expression – using tempo, articulation, and dynamics. So get ready for a music-and-nature adventure In My Garden!

Home kit includes a storybook and stir zig zag blocks, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the session. 

Around the Farm (October): Put on your overalls and boots because it’s time to visit the farm! We’ll waddle like ducks, moo like cows, go on a hayride, and listen to the wind blowing in the corn. As we play, sing, and dance, we’ll strengthen our fine- and gross-motor skills, develop inhibitory control, explore timbre, and so much more. Get ready to discover all there is to see, hear, and do Around the Farm!

Home kit includes a storybook and rhythm sticks, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the session. 

Home Sweet Home (November): Get ready to spruce up the house in this home-themed unit. We’ll turn tasks such as cooking, cleaning, sawing, painting, and hammering into fun, pretend-play activities that make us move more creatively and use our imaginations. At the same time, we’ll explore the relationship between sounds and symbols, and build community as we sing and play together. Whether it’s a great big house (or a den, nest, or burrow!), there’s no place like Home Sweet Home!

Home kit includes a storybook and shape shakers, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the session. 

 

WINTER/SPRING SESSION 2022

January 10 - May 5

Age Range: 3.5 years - 5 years old (without caregiver)

Class Structure: 45 minutes each week

Themes: Outside My Window, Let's Play, Animals a-Dancin' & Out & About (see descriptions below)

Cost: $20 registration fee for each family paid at registration, $248 for 15 weeks of classes (4 payments of $62) plus 4 home kits. Each home kit includes digital music and a storybook to match our monthly theme, plus a new instrument or prop in each kit.

Outside My Window (January): What’s the weather like today? Look outside the window and see! Is it raining with plenty of drip-drop, splashy sounds to imitate? Or is it a cold, snowy morning just right to make some pretend snowballs? In this weather-themed nit, we’ll move to the music, explore rhythms and patterns, categorize sounds, and highlight the musical concepts of crescendo and decrescendo. Prepare to create a rainstorm symphony of sounds and move like leaves in the wind – the sun, rain, wind, and snow are all waiting right Outside My Window!

Home kit includes a storybook and frog guiro, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the unit. 

Let's Play (February): It’s time to play! And as we’ll play, we’ll take in new information, see how it fits in with what we already know, and combine the new and old to “construct” an understand of our world. We’ll take time to reflect, compare, make choices, express opinions, and solve problems, as we pretend to walk to the park, ride a train, play on the playground, and so much more. Enjoy mixing favorite toys and games with music as we invite one and all: Let’s Play!

Home kit includes a storybook and 3 bell jingle, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the unit. 

Animals a-Dancin' (March): What’s your favorite dance? What’s your favorite animal? What’s your favorite instrument or song? The activities in this unit will help us answer these questions, discover our preferences, and become more self-aware in the process. Along this journey of self-awareness, we’ll also develop our motor, language, and vocal skills using songs, music, movements, and instrument play-alongs. Prepare to ribbit like a frog, roll like a pig, and swing like a monkey as we join the Animals A-Dancing!

Home kit includes a storybook and mini tambourine, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the unit. 

Out & About (April): Join us as we trek through the mountains and travel to the beach on a journey that will have us hopping like bunnies, scuttling like crabs, dancing like the wind, and flying like seagulls as we fine-tune our gross-motor and cross-lateral skills. The magical combination of movement and pretend play will guide the fun and bring our adventure to life. Are you ready? Pack your bags – it’s time to go Out & About!

Home kit includes a storybook and clatterpillar, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the unit

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Day & Time Unit Ages Teacher Location Price  
Mon at 3:30 PM starts 9/13/21 Monthly Unit 3.5-5 Michele Mulder Dawson Music Academy $195.00 Wait List
Thu at 4:45 PM starts 9/16/21 Monthly Unit 3.5-5 Michele Mulder Dawson Music Academy $195.00 Wait List
Mon at 3:30 PM starts 1/3/22 Monthly Unit 3.5-5 Michele Mulder Dawson Music Academy $248.00 Pre-Register!
Thu at 4:45 PM starts 1/13/22 Monthly Unit 3.5-5 Michele Mulder Dawson Music Academy $248.00 Pre-Register!