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 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.