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