YAMS - Young Artists Music Studio
For fall 2018 a Music for the Young Child, ages 6 to 9, class will be offered on Monday evenings from 5:50-6:40. Registration will take place in the summer for fall classes, and priority will first be given to continuing families.
Family Music ~ Babies through Age 3
Offered Tuesday pm and Wednesday am. Each child and parent experience the beginnings of joyful, independent music making. Song activities include dancing with scarves, rolling balls, partner games, movement, 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 Family Music 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.
Cycle of Seasons ~ Ages 3 - 4
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.
Music Makers: At Home ~ Age 5 (pre-keyboard)
Keyboard I / My Wonderful World ~ Age 6 (limit 6-8 children)