Young Child Semester 4
6 years to 7 years
WINTER/SPRING 2023 SEMESTER 4
January 9 - May 4
(must have completed semesters 1, 2, & 3 to take this class)
Range: 6 years to 7 years old
Structure: 15 classes in this session
Length: 1 hour class each week
Registration fee is $20 per family. Cost for the Monday Young Child 4 class (14 classes) is $254 (4 payments of $63.50), Cost for Thursday Young Child 4 class (15 classes) is $268 (4 payments of $67).
this final semester, we’ll introduce the recorder instrument. As your
child is introduced to basic methods of playing simple melodic patterns
and songs on this wind instrument, we’ll also incorporate the
instruments, concepts, and songs from previous semesters. With a special
emphasis on multicultural music, your child will learn to improvise and
write music, as well as 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
Lessons 46-49: Aloha! Music of the Pacific Rim: The warm ocean breezes lead us to Momotarosan, a folk tale from Japan, Kapula Kane for a hula dance in Hawaii and a fishing outing with the Indonesian Boat Song. Along the way, there is an introduction to the RECORDER!
Lessons 46-49: Music of the Pacific Islands: There
are music makers all around the world, with their own sounds and
customs. In the Pacific we explore the Momotarosan story from Japan,
sing along with the Indonesian Boat Men, and do the Hula with Kapula
Kane in Hawaii.
Lessons 50-53: Yodelee-he-hoo! From the top of the
Alps we will discover the music and traditional dances of Europe! Polka
in Germany, circle games from Hungary and the maypole dance too! Meet
the famous composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, and learn about keyboards of
all kinds from harpsichord to synthesizer!
Lessons 50-53: The Music of Europe: From yodeling
in the Swiss Alps to the poems of Mother Goose, much of our great music
originated in Europe. With this beautiful backdrop we will play
recorders, do the dance of the May Pole and Polka, and meet the
“Grandfather of Western Music” Johan Sebastian Bach.
Lessons 54-57: Drumming Drumming All Around: We can
learn a lot from the wonderful musical traditions of Africa! African
drumming is about listening, echoing, creating and sharing. The animals
of the African plains inspire stories and dances too!
Lessons 54-57: The Music of Africa Musical: Story
telling is how children learn music in Africa. We will learn, play
musical motifs and act out the classic fable of The Lion on the Path.
The music of Africa includes syncopated drumming patterns, and
cooperative ensembles of many kinds.
Lessons 58-60: A Musical Fiesta! In South America
music is everywhere! We will hear the happy sound of a wandering
Mariachi band, and the whispering pan pipes. There is a special rhythm
that gives Latin music its distinctive sound – called SYNCOPATION. It is
FIESTA time as we celebrate all we have learned! Ole!