Music For Young Children - Program Direction

Sunrise

Ages: 2-3

In the Sunrise program, children meet in groups for 45 minutes weekly. Through signing, rhythm and listening activities, they are introduced to the exciting world of music. The group encourages listening awareness, development of fine motor skills, social interaction and helps develop attention span and confidence.

Sunshine I

Ages: 3-4

Sunshine I is a program developed for pre-school aged children. The class involves a variety of activities designed to suit the fine motor skills of 3 and 4 year olds and capture their attention. This level is rich in singing, hands on activities, games and stories about ‘critters’ used to help the children learn their notes as the students are introduced to keyboard geography.

Parental involvement is a vital part of the learning dynamic which allows students to experience maximum success of students and sees the parents actively involved both in class and at home.

During the year, we cover the keyboard geography from A-G and introduce notes on the treble clef C, D & E as well as bass clef middle C and B. Students also identify patterns, incorporate solfege (hand signs), reinforce songs through singing and rhythm dictations and ensembles.

Sunbeams I

Ages: K & Grade 1

Sunbeams I is an enthusiastic level for both parents and students. Our class is interactive, enthusiastic and exciting as we incorporate games, singing, solfege, rhythm ensembles, compositions, patterns and a variety of means to teach the well-rounded program to these beginners.

The program teaches the keyboard geography through ‘critters’ and by the end of the course we have covered the scales of C and G Major Scales and a minor (harmonized with bridges). The majority of notes are covered on both the treble and bass clefs by the end of the year.

A rewarding and challenging program for all involved!

Moonbeams I

Ages: Grades 2, 3 & 4

Students in Moonbeams I are ready for full sounding songs. The curriculum is laid out in such a way as to incorporate harmonizing scales with chords right from the beginning. These students learn quickly through means such as patterns, the circle of 5ths, singing, solfege, rhythm dictations, ensembles and composing.

We cover the Major Scales of C, G, D and F as well as a and e minor throughout the year. The patterns learned through harmonizing scales with chords allows students to begin transposing materials and composing with great ease.