Youth Grades K-2
Our programs for children in kindergarten through second grade focus on building a solid foundation of musical skills.
Ukes, Glocks and VoxKindermusik for the Young Child
Grades 1 & 2
This class builds foundational skills in music using real instruments that are appropriate for this age group: ukuleles, glockenspiels and voice (that’s the “Vox” part). We'll play lots of musical games as we learn notes, rhythmic values, scales and developmentally appropriate skills and concepts. Students will be given instruments to take home and use for PRACTICE.
Using a small-group approach to music education, Kindermusik for the Young Child provides a pressure-free class where your child can develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers. The program is designed to prepare the young child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but is not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend the last 10-15 minutes of class.Kindergarten and 1st grade
Your child will explore dances and games that focus on rhythmic development, play simple musical patterns and songs on the glockenspiel and 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.1st and 2nd grade
Your child will learn to play chords and simple melodies on a dulcimer instrument you build together as well as learn to play melodic patterns and songs on a recorder. We'll also explore rhythm concepts through dance with an introduction to the basic steps in jazz, ballet, and tap. Your child will also learn to improvise and write music, while being exposed to a wide genre of musical styles from Europe, Africa, the Pacific islands, Latin America, and early America.