MUSICAL MORNINGS AT TBMS: A PRELUDE TO PRESCHOOL

MUSICAL MORNINGS AT TBMS: A PRELUDE TO PRESCHOOL

$2,100.00

Description

Level I: Harmony for Hatchlings • Ages 6 months – 18 months with caregiver

This program for our youngest musicians, their parents and/or caregivers, is designed to nurture a little one’s natural ability for music making, and teach grown-ups activities they can use at home to support their child’s musical development.

Musical developmental activities for this age group include: Singing – sounds, pitches, and songs; Language – chanting, rhythmic speech; Rhythm/Movement bouncing, rocking, swaying, rolling, crawling, walking; Listening high and low; soft and loud; musical storytelling; Instrument Exploration – use of high-quality instruments selected specifically for young musicians.

Our Level I Musical Morning Schedule

9:00am- 9:45am Music and Movement
In each lesson, students will focus on specific musical concepts surrounding the elements of melody, rhythm, movement, music theory and form, and ensemble instruments. In addition to these musical ideas, each class works to build the students’ social skills and their understanding of working together with others both in and out of their musical ensembles.

9:45am – 10:30am Sing and Play Along Snack Time
Join Turtle Bay teaching artists as we sing, dance, and play along to all of your child’s favorite tunes! Each concert is unique, and ranges in styles from world music, to classical, to pop and kids’ songs.

Interested in just dropping by for a Sing Along? Individual tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 per family.

Fall semester begins in September. Classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am-10:30am

Level II: Turtle Tempo • Ages 18 months – 2.5 years with caregiver

As students grow, our program grows with them! In Level II, focus is added to the new abilities your child is building as they grow, from motor skills to increased recognition of patterns and language skills.

Musical developmental activities for this age group include: Singing – musical intervals, familiar songs, singing their names; Movement – Gross and fine motor movement, creative movement; Rhythm – Feeling the beat, body percussion, tapping on instruments; Instruments – Exploration of  instruments, playing notes with corresponding colors; Music Theory – Loud/Soft (piano/forte); High/Low; recognition of rhythmic patterns and note symbols; Social Awareness – Transitioning from one activity to another; sharing and taking turns.

Our Level II Musical Morning Schedule

9:00am- 9:45am Music and Movement

In each lesson, students will focus on specific musical concepts surrounding the elements of melody, rhythm, movement, music theory and form, and ensemble instruments. In addition to these musical ideas, each class works to build the students’ social skills and their understanding of working together with others both in and out of their musical ensembles.

9:45am – 10:30am Sing and Play Along Snack Time
Join Turtle Bay teaching artists as we sing, dance, and play along to all of your child’s favorite tunes! Each concert is unique, and ranges in styles from world music, to classical, to pop and kids’ songs.

Interested in just dropping by for a Sing Along? Individual tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 per family.

Fall semester begins in September. Classes take place Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00am-10:30am

Level III: Musical Bridges • Ages 2.5 years –  4 years
Caregivers are not required to be in class with students, however we ask that an adult be on site if needed.

The third level of our Musical Mornings program prepares students for beginning instrument study, combining elemental music-making classes with age appropriate introductions to solo instruments.

Musical development skills for this level include: Movement – story-telling through movement and music, partner dancing; Rhythm – 2 beat body percussion patterns, playing simple rhythmic patterns, beginning to count note values; Singing – Recognizing and singing C scale, call and response, song composition; Instruments – Playing simple patterns on barred instruments, introduction to more solo instruments eg: recorder and piano, exploration of orchestra instruments including violin, cello, and wind instruments; Theory – Reading and clapping simple rhythmic patterns for classroom “song of the day”; recognizing, writing and playing basic rhythmic symbols; introduction to the music alphabet; understanding simple musical form; beginning and ending; Social Awareness – Bonding with classmates; creating music as a group; playing and singing as a soloist.

Our Level III Musical Morning Schedule

9:00am- 9:45am Instrumental Foundations
In this class, children and caregivers will take their first leaps into the instrumental world! We will learn about and experience the violin, the cello, the piano, and wind instruments through listening, creative movement, and an introduction to other instruments in the same family.

9:45am – 10:00am The Break Room

10:00am- 10:45am Music Architects
Our holistic approach introduces children to the elements of singing, storytelling, movement, rhythmic work, instrumental ensembles, improvisation and music theory in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Using poems, rhymes, games, songs, and dances, children begin to expand and significantly develop their natural musical and linguistic abilities.

Fall semester begins in September. Classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am-10:45am

Full Year Package: Best Value!
30 weeks, two 90-minute sessions per week: $2,100
30 weeks, one 90-minute session per week: $1,110

Half Year Package
15 weeks, two 90-minute sessions per week: $1,140
15 weeks, one 90-minute session per week: $585

Eight Session Flex Package
Eight 90-minute Sessions, “Drop In”: $320

There is a one-time registration fee of $45.

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How do I get started?

To find out the right early childhood class for your child/children/grandchildren, please fill out this secure form. This form will be received by a member of our placement team. It provides us all the information we need to place your child effectively and is the quickest way to generate an inquiry.

Alternatively, email or call Early Childhood Coordinator Patti Onorato at patti@tbms.org or 212-753-8811 ext. 214.

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