Young Child Semester 2
5 years to 6 years
simple musical patterns and songs on the featured instrument from the
first session—the glockenspiel—is a central focus this semester. While
learning to sing a melody, and then play the pattern on the
glockenspiel, we’ll delve deeper into the understanding of musical
concepts such as piano and forte through orchestra-style music such as
the William Tell Overture and Peter and the Wolf. Music appreciation and
understanding continues with a complete introduction to the
instruments—and the families in which they’re grouped—of the orchestra.
WINTER/SPRING 2023 - SEMESTER 2
January 9 - May 4
(must have completed semester 1 to take this class)
Range: 5 years to 6 years old
Structure: 15 classes in this session
Length: 1 hour class each week
Register to save your spot for only $20 registration fee, $268 per session (4 payments of $67)
Young Child / Semester 2 Monthly Mini Themes:
- Lessons 16-19: Toot Toot! Train is a ‘Comin: Music
is in the sound of a train, and the song of a bird, the cheer of a crowd
at a ball game and in the family of instruments that make an orchestra.
Careful listening will unlock the door to understanding and enjoying
the world around us.
- Lessons 16-19: Music for Special Times: Whether it is Happy Birthday or Here Comes the Bride,
music defines our celebrations. Your child will celebrate learning
music as we discover where notes live on the musical staff, how both
quiet and loud are exciting and how making music is a cooperative
- Lessons 20-23: Music Moves Us: Loud or quiet, heavy
or light, happy or sad, music provides a way for your child to
understand, experience and express all of this and more. Join us as we
meet the great composer Beethoven compose a song about an elephant and a
waterfall and learn about the family of string instruments.
- Lessons 20-23: Musical Emotions: Learning to use
music to change the way we feel is good idea. Music has the power to
help us calm down, rev up, day dream, or focus. How does that happen? We
will explore this idea and learn about one of the world’s most famous
composers, Ludwig Van Beethoven.
- Lessons 24-27: Does It Bounce or Does It Fly? What
draws us all to music is its many flavors or variation, in volume,
intensity, smoothness, or sharpness. We are discovering how to listen
carefully to identity these sounds, then lets – MOVE like this: glide,
fly, slither, float, jump, bob, boing, trot. PLAY these: drums,
triangles, shakers, woodblocks, chimes. DRAW pictures of what we are
hearing. We have a flavor for every learner!
- Lessons 24-27: Musical Games: It is so fun to learn through music! Circle Round the Zero, Che Che Koolay, The Music Machine and We are Dancing are all games we will use to learn more about our rich musical world.
- Lessons 28-30: Sing and Celebrate! The instruments
of the orchestra are a wonderful collection of families! String, brass,
woodwind and percussion – beautifully introduced in our focus piece for
this unit: Peter and the Wolf.
- Lessons 28-30: Meet the Orchestra: Families Just
like our families, instruments belong to a family too. They look, feel
and sound similar. Join us as we explore the orchestra – Woodwind
Family, Percussion Family, Brass Family and String Family – as depicted
in the classic story by Sergi Prokofiev; Peter and the Wolf.
Take a peek into the classroom HERE!
Try turning your phone sideways for more detail...