Early Childhood and Music FunTime
In every class, our experienced and caring instructors conduct age-appropriate activities with the goal of introducing young children to basic musical and movement concepts. Through the use of percussion instruments, movement activities, listening exercises, and singing, our early childhood students begin to learn important concepts such as pitch, dynamics, and timbre and an awareness of self, coordination and physical expression. Additionally, motor control and inner hearing are also developed, enabling a natural transition to instrumental lessons or structured dance classes. Music & Dance Academy classes are educational and fun for both students and parents.
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Monthly Tuition includes class materials fees
Music FunTime is an innovative, structured, and progressive curriculum
These lessons were derived from Johns-Hopkins Research exploring the magical connection between math & science through music for children 18 months through 5 years of age. Children learn to read music notation, rhythms and symbols, and play the instruments of their choosing.
Through small preschool and kindergarten group music classes in a classroom atmosphere, children use musical crafts, worksheets, games and instruments in a fun exciting way to explore and nurture a strong music foundation which becomes a way of life, thus, gaining all the benefits of uniting both hemispheres of the brain.
Think About It
If a child can learn their letters, numbers, shapes, animals, animal sounds, etc., at such an early age…why can’t they learn to read music?
Music Classes for Preschoolers Combine Math & Music – A Powerful Force for Learning
Did you ever consider the skills your child uses when he/she sings a song such as “This Old Man”?
Your child is:
- matching and comparing (through pitch, volume and rhythm)
- patterning and sequencing (through melody, rhythm and lyrics)
- counting numbers and adding
Add dramatic hand movements or clapping to the beat and you have created an entire package of learning rolled into one song.
Parents are constantly amazed at how their children develop these skills so quickly. Children become more confident, communicative and attentive, in addition to a growing appetite and appreciation for various types of music and musical instruments. You and your child will look forward to continuing on the journey of discovery and learning with Music FunTime.
What makes Music & Dance Academy’s EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM unique?
OUR TEACHERS ARE PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS AND DANCERS!
They are trained and certified in early childhood educational methods and are also instrumentalists/vocalists/dancers who complement their teaching with musical or dance demonstrations.
OUR CLASSES ARE AGE APPROPRIATE
Children develop at different rates, particularly when they are very young. The motor skills of a six month old are different from a 20 month old. Therefore, we structure our classes to specific age groups.
OUR CLASSES BUILD SKILLS
Our Mommy & Me class for parent and child, Pre Ballet through Music FunTime!, Music & Dance Academy’s Early Childhood Program builds skills from one class to the next, ultimately preparing each child for success in instrumental instruction.
Questions? Our friendly front desk staff will be happy to answer your questions or concerns at any time.