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PRE-SCHOOLERS

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC EDUCATION CLASS (Parent and Child age 21/2 thru 5yrs)

The parent and child will participate in a weekly interactive music class. Parents will enjoy watching their children develop rhythmic and melodic awareness, memory and social skills.

Parents become expert observers of their own children. This process is one to be enjoyed and celebrated as each new development is observed (just as you do when your baby utters those first few words). Emphasis is placed on the continued development of the music environment.

 
 
 

CHILDREN WILL LEARN

The children will learn to play songs on xylophones and recorders. They will sing a variety of songs from the Suzuki repertoire as well as traditional folk songs. Each child is allowed to progress at their own pace. The children have the opportunity to perform for their peers in a supportive and relaxed environment. Preliminary music theory games are introduced and beginning steps on piano and guitar are a part of this fun filled music class.

 
 
 

POSITIVE EFFECT

The positive effect of these activities includes: an increased vocabulary, socially acceptable behavior and sensitive group participation at an early age. One of the most important skills for children to acquire at an early age is the ability to listen carefully. Using xylophones and recorders, the children learn to imitate the sounds they hear. With the teacher’s help, they learn to play the songs, listening for, and striving to imitate that beautiful ringing tone.

 
 
 

TEACHERS NOTE

Teachers note that children, who have attended the Suzuki Infant/Toddler and Early Childhood Music Education classes for at least one year, have firmly established listening habits. This helps to facilitate a smooth transition to instrumental study, if the family decides to continue with an instrument.

"For thirty years now, I have been pleading with people to believe that all children can be well educated, and not to turn away those who drop behind in learning. All children skillfully reared reach a high education level but such rearing must start from the day of birth. Here, to my mind, lies the key to the fuller development of man’s potentials and abilities."
Shinichi Suzuki