Music for Toddlers and Young Children
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TODDLERS: MUSIC FOR US! (LMY 0200): Designed for ages 1–3 with a parent or caregiver, this class will help children practice mo-tor skills, develop emotional and social skills, and expand their verbal and cognitive skills. Covers elementary music concepts such as high/low, fast/slow, up/down, beat, rhythm, duple/triple/asymmetrical meter, singing, major/minor/modal tonalities, small and large motor movement, expressive movement, and playing rhythm instruments. Children hear a wide variety of music from different genres and cultures. Educational information about musical development in young children will be provided to parents. Registration covers 1 child and up to 2 parents or guardians
YOUNG CHILDREN: MUSIC FOR ME! (LMY 0201): Sing, move and play! Your child will ex-plore music and movement in a fun, playful, non-performance class that encourages participation, creativity, and self-expression. Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate for ages 4-5 without an adult, and develops the singing voice, solfege singing, beat awareness, rhythm and tonal patterns, small and large motor movement, and instrument playing, all in a fun filled 45 minute format. Children hear a wide variety of music from different genres and cultures, and advance toward basic music competency, the ability to sing in tune and keep a steady beat.
Please note, not all courses are offered every semester.