Because there is FUN, and there are some GAMES….but why stop there?
If you are going to invest in music for your young child, then you will want to be sure there is more to it than just fun and games. But you might not know what that “more” is! That’s OK, most people don’t! After all, what could be taking place in a class of toddlers? Sounds pretty much like a recipe for mayhem, amirite?
Thankfully, the research has been going on for decades regarding young children and music, and we know a lot about what that early childhood music and movement class should look like. Much of what we do in the early years at the Center for Young Musicians is driven by the work of Dr. Lorna Heyge, who wrote one of the first childhood music programs in the United States. Working in Germany in the 1970s, she and other music educators pulled together the best of Kodaly, Orff, Suzuki, Jacques-Dalcroze, and others, to build a comprehensive music program designed to create lifelong lovers of music! More recent studies in the neurological development of children and music language acquisition have informed our work as ECM educators, and Musikgarten has put this all together to create an up-to-date, essential program for early learning.
So it’s OK- we know what to do, and we do it well. Our music classes for little ones include:
- Active, thoughtful participation
- Focused Listening
- Steady Beat Development
- Purposeful Movement
- Language Learning
- Instruments and Ensembles…..and more!
Our lessons are designed to meet the needs of your growing child at every stage of their development, laying a foundation for success in future instrumental study!
And the fun and the games are all included; and OK, maybe a little mayhem here and there.
For a good time, visit www.youngmusicians.org