Young Child

Kindermusik classes for five to seven year olds offer children exciting first experiences with musical symbols and more complex instruments, laying the groundwork for formal music instruction. In class, your child will investigate a wide variety of musical concepts, such as notation; learn the basics of vocal development; play simple instruments; and explore music, games, and stories from other cultures. And as your child grows musically, she will be developing strong social-emotional, problem-solving, and pre-literacy skills that build school readiness and provide the perfect foundation for academic and social success later on. CLASS SESSION LIMITED TO 8 STUDENTS.

Winter Classes begin the week of January 7, 2019. Cost is $260.00.

** This class meets at Trinity Lutheran Church. (located across from pioneer high school) 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 **

Kindermusik Young Child 1

Young Child Classes : 5 - 7 Years

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Semester 2 — Playing 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.

Home Materials: Children’s folder with stickers, games bag, and Music at Home cards, Family Songbook, and Home CD of music from class. Note: Children who did not take Young ChildSemester 1 will need to purchase Semester 2 with glockenspiel and carry bag.

Young Child / Semester 2 Monthly Mini Themes:

  • Lessons 1-2: 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 3: 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 adventure.
  • Lessons 4: 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 5-6: 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 7: 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 8-9: 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 10: 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 11-12: 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.