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Big kids & School Agers

Strengthens Musical Foundations!

Young children who continue Kindermusik class into early school age will develop a greater capacity for learning and a lifelong love of music. In Kindermusik class, your budding musician will be introduced to fundamental musical concepts, notation, and the basics of vocal development. Children explore a wide variety of musical styles and the instruments of the orchestra through group ensemble play, music, games, and stories from many cultures. These classes are a musical learning experience that set the stage for future school success and the transition into formal music lessons.

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What you’ll experience in Kindermusik Music Classes for Big Kids

At this age, big kids love learning and making music with their peers and can now begin to apply what they are learning in different ways. But especially when it comes to music, they need a learning environment that that encourages without pushing. The rich foundation of musicianship which Kindermusik lays has the potential to accelerate later progress on an instrument.

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  • Language Development  Being in a group class like Kindermusik gives big kids lots of extra practice in verbal communication, but language development is taken to all-new level as the children imitate melodic phrases, match pitch, and sing entire songs.
  • Vocal Development  We take singing to a whole new level as the children sing in several languages, participate in speech ensembles, expand their vocal range, develop independent singing, and sing in an ensemble.
  • Cognitive Development   Higher-level cognitive skills mean these eager learners can easily begin to grasp the fundamentals of reading, writing, and composing music which Kindermusik introduces in a perfectly sequenced and thoughtful way.
  • Gross Motor Skills   Children this age are more than capable of walking, running, and jumping and are now able to walk, run, and jump to the beat of the music. Kindermusik helps refine their gross-motor skills even further as the children imitate and learn multi-step dances.
  • Fine Motor Skills  The ability to hold a pencil and write their names means that these big kids are becoming skilled enough to also learn simple musical notation, play the bars of a glockenspiel, strum the strings of the dulcimer, and finger the holes on the recorder.
  • Social Emotional Development   At this age, self-esteem comes from feeling capable, and Kindermusik helps your child to develop a sense of confidence by belonging to a group, sharing ideas, and taking pride in his accomplishments.
  • Musical Development  Increasing skills and cognitive abilities mean that your big kid can enjoy more complicated group dances and ensemble experiences. She’ll have lots of opportunity to develop her singing voice as well. Most exciting of all, she is able to learn to read and write music as well as to compose her own songs.

 

 

Class Options: Young Agers (5-7 years) and Big Kids (4-6 years)

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For ages 5 to 7 years old only@ studios

Provide a pressure-free small-group class where children can develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers. Prepare young children who are eager for their first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but are not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend the classes. Home Materials from the program Young Child 1

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For ages 6 and 7 years old only @ studios

Between the ages of five and seven years, the young child learns music best when he or she is actively engaged in making music. While the need for more concrete information and skill development is at hand,play remains the primary way the young child learns. Throughout this curriculum there is a consistent effort to balance active learning that combines the feeling and reasoning aspects of the child’s development. Kindermusik for the Young Child is a bridge to more formal musical experiences of the middle childhood years.

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For ages 4 – 6 years old at studios, nursery schools, Gr RR & Gr R

From the moment you became a parent, you wanted the best for your child. In class, we engage your child in music and movement activities that also promote language, social and emotional skills, early math and early literacy, physical coordination, creativity, and more. Plus, your child will learn basic music vocabulary and notation—all setting the stage for future school success and formal music lessons.

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http://www.microtonemusic.net/Developmental_Details_by_Class.pdf Click here to download a chart detailing the developmental benefits of the Kindermusik for big kids curriculum: Young kids.

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