5 to 7 years of age
60-minute weekly classes, Sept to May
30 classes per year (Year One~Semester 1&2, Year Two~Semester 3&4)
Parent or caregiver participates in Sharing Time—the last 10-15 minutes of each class
Tuition $75/month** + HST (Sept to Apr) Materials (below) $175 plus HST payable with registration
REGISTRATION for this course is done by contacting Kindermusik of Cambridge office 519 622 5702 or firstname.lastname@example.org
**An additional fee may apply for children starting mid-year with semester 2 or 4
The two-year Young Child curriculum is designed for children to start the Fall of their Senior Kindergarten year.
As it profoundly affects your child’s musical development, Kindermusik for the Young Child also provides a pressure-free, developmentally appropriate transition to musically succeed before taking on more formal instruction.
Through a variety of fun, engaging activities, Young Child students explore the voice, rhythm, notation, musical symbols and authentic pre-keyboard, string and woodwind instruments. Students explore many facets of the musical experience-speaking, singing, moving, dancing, listening, creating and playing instruments, as well as learning about reading and writing music.
Young Child helps every child develop the essential building blocks for a future of learning. As the capstone to the Kindermusik program, Young Child broadens and deepens the child’s introduction to the fulfillment and excitement of musicianship.
What your child will experience in Kindermusik for the Young Child:
- Singing and vocal development. Through games, and interactive musical play, your child will develop the confidence needed to sing. Sometimes it sounds like a foreign language when your child sings “ta” and “ti-ti,” he’s using the language of professional musicians and composers and getting ready to read and write simple rhythm patterns.
- Movement. Your child will dance expressively to music, giving the practice needed to coordinate body movements to the sound of music. This kind of musical play not only improves musicianship, but physical coordination as well.
- Focused listening. Using Kindermusik’s music collection, we’ll help your little musician identify a range of orchestra instruments and their sound qualities, while also gaining an early awareness and knowledge of composers and masterworks in Western arts tradition.
- Reading and writing. She’ll learn melodic notation and identify pitches such as the C, A, and D notes on the treble clef, plus rhythmic notation, and eventually she’ll compose her own music.
- Exploring and playing musical instruments. Authentic percussion, string, pre-keyboard, and woodwind instruments from around the world expose your child to the many choices for future musical study, and at the same time provide your opportunity to musically succeed before taking on more formal instruction.
- Music theory and appreciation. In addition to learning to read and write music, your child will learn musical terminology, time signatures, and rhythms. Your child will listen to and identify orchestral and indigenous instruments from all over the world. Composers and a wide variety of musical genres will be introduced as well.
- Learning continues at home. With the home materials, the learning continues at home with your child’s best teacher—you!
Each semester, you’ll receive materials:
- An accurately-pitched glockenspiel, rhythm sticks, two-stringed dulcimer and a recorder.
- A Family song Book containing the songs from the CD and in class.
- Music CDs and downloads filled with all the delightful songs and activities from class!
- Weekly, interactive take home cards to continue the musical learning together at home.
- A canvas carry bag, games bag and folder for carrying and storing it all.
- **An additional fee applies for children starting mid-year with semester 2 or 4. Please contact our office for details.
The programme is engaging, fun and teaches musical concepts with child development in mind. I love the combination of vocal, instrumental and theory musical elements along with movement and dance. It is such a well rounded program that engages multiple intelligences and the ways children learn. The programme also does a wonderful job creating a meaningful link between what is done in the classroom, bridging to include parents at the end of the lesson and follows through in the assignments home.
– Julie, mother of Carter