YAMS - Young Artists Music Studio

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Music classes for babies and children through age 6.

CLASSES


For fall 2018 a Music for the Young Child, ages 6 to 7, class will be offered on Monday evenings from 5:50-6:40. Registration will take place in the spring for fall classes, and priority will first be given to continuing families.


Musical Babies ~ (Birth - 16 months & Parent) 
This class focuses on the cognitive, social, and emotional development that begins in the newborn's first days and months of life. Teacher and parents join together in stimulating their baby's growth through singing and bouncing, joyful play, and dancing. The instructor shares information about baby brain development and language development. There are 12 classes in a semester.

Musical Beginnings ~ Toddlers 18 months - 3 ½ & parent  
Each child and parent experience the beginnings of joyful, independent music making. Song activities include dancing with scarves, rolling balls, partner games, dancing and singing with hula hoops, playing instruments (sticks, bells, shaker eggs, drums) and gentle rocking. Observation and participation are the child's way of first learning. A home tape and book assist in the family's learning outside class. "Let's do it again!" is the child's favorite phrase. There are 12 classes in a semester with four separate curricula for the Musical Beginnings classes. Although there are some seasonal songs repeated from year to year (holiday, seasons), there are also four separate sets of songs with CD/book to go with each curriculum.


Growing with Music ~ Preschoolers 3 ½ - 5  & Parent

The child becomes more independent in singing and moving, and parents take cues from the child. Beginning ensemble work, partner songs with movement, working with listening cards, and songs with directions challenge the child to listen, sing, dance, and act. A craft is assigned every week for home enjoyment, often incorporating nature and the environment. The home tape, book, and listening cards are fun activities to do at home with the family! Many and varied instruments are used in this class as well. A bird lesson, including hearing bird calls, is studied every other week. There are 12 classes in a semester. Most children take Growing with Music for two years.  The class for 2017-18 is in the “B” year, and 2018-19 will be an “A” year.  The materials pack (CDs, music book, listening cards) stay the same, but a different list of songs and crafts is used. Some songs and activities are used both years.


For fall 2018 a Music for the Young Child for ages 6-7 will be offered on Monday evenings from 5:50-6:40.  Registration will take place in the spring for fall classes, and priority will first be given to continuing families.