Music Education in English

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Do-Si-Do

 

Do-Si-Do: (9 classes) from the week of the 19th of August until the week of the 29th of October  2013 €138,00


 

Pick up your baby and dance. Dance the Charleston, the Tango, and the Cha-Cha and learn why dancing with your baby helps develop vital learning skills—from head-to-toe. In this class, play a variety of baby appropriate instruments, a dance with fun props. 

Feathers

Feathers: (9 classes) from the week of the 4th of November until the week of the 13th of January 2014  €138,00

The musical poems of Woody Guthrie, bird songs, and the naturally occurring sounds in nature help babies develop an early appreciation—and accelerated aptitude—for language, movement, and music in this class. 

Wiggles and Giggles

The more than 30 songs, 15 dances, and eight different instruments create these unique music activities, designed to reflect the importance of movement in the life of a toddler. 

Kindermusik for the Young Child Semester 2

It is possible for your child to join this course even if they haven't participated in Semester 1

Playing simple musical patterns and songs on the featured instrument from the first session—the glockenspiel—is a central focus this semester. While learning to sing a melody, and then play the pattern on the glockenspiel, we'll delve deeper into the understanding of musical concepts such as piano and forte through orchestra-style music such as the William Tell Overture and Peter and the Wolf. Music appreciation and understanding continues with a complete introduction to the instruments—and the families in which they're grouped—of the orchestra.

Here There and Everywhere

The five sub-themes center around different family outings:  a visit with a friend, an outing at the park, a trip to the city, an afternoon at the aquarium, and a day on the farm.  Move like animals with this unit’s story Flip-Flap, Sugar Snap!  And follow a girl’s adventure as she loses her jambourine during the day’s outings and then finds it in the story Jingle-Jangle Jambourine. 

See What I Saw

In this class, preschoolers use their real experience of playing in the park to create imaginative, storytelling scenarios with music—go on an imaginary trip to Grasshopper Park where they sail down the park slide and then recreate the sound of that experience with a loooong vocal glissando.  Each week provides preschoolers one uninterrupted session of imaginative play that's guided in a very specific, sequential way—with a special sharing time with parents in the last 15 minutes of class

ABC English and Me

 

 

For Children with no or little prior English experience

ABC English & Me is an exciting mix of music and movement activities proven to help young children learn English while at play!

Combining over thirty years of experience with the most current Early Language Learning methodologies and plenty of fun, the collection of thematic 45-minute lessons makes it easy to engage students ages 3 to 6 and introduce them to English vocabulary and expression in a lively and supportive environment. Using music, which stimulates and enhances language acquisition, and whole-body physical expression, which improves retention, each lesson is effective and enjoyable for all.

Downloadable Materials:

For this course all materials are downloadable. Participants will receive 4 sets of downloadble and interactive materials that support and complete the enriching classroom experience!

Hello Weather, Let's Play Together

 

For Children with some English experience either at home, in the Kita or having lived abroad.

Sunshine, rain, snow, thunderstorms, and more in this imaginative and delightful weather-related musical adventure. Preschoolers create storm sounds with a drum to “Wild Storms,” jump in pretend puddles to “Mud Puddle Jump,” throw pretend snow-balls to “Snowballs,” and sing along to “Colors of the Rainbow.” With weather as our learning theme, preschoolers will explore musical styles that range from Opera to American folk, and become more self-sufficient in a creative musical environment that integrates music, pretend play, storytelling, movement, and more. 



Home Materials: Two books—Michael Finnigan and Hurry Home, Little Kittens, Hello Weather Play Set, Two Home CD with over 63 recordings of the stories, games, and weather sound effects played in class, 46-page Family Activity Book, and two instruments—ankle bells and rain shaker with scraper.

Downloadable Materials: Tracks of music heard in class, Home activity book and song texts

 

Make Way For Music

Families will sing, dance, and move their way through an exploration of several elements of music: beat and rhythm, concepts and contrasts (such as staccato and legato, high and low, the major scale, and arpeggios), the human voice, instrument families, and ensemble. They’ll engage in developmentally appropriate activities that the whole family can enjoy together, including fingerplays, songs, circle dances, story time, and family jam.

Home Materials: Two books—Drum Circle and Animals on Parade, two Home CDs,  Family Guide, an instrument-matching board game and two fingerdrums.

Downloadable Materials: Tracks of music heard in class, Home activity book and song texts

Milk and Cookies

 

Make everyday home activities and chores easier and more fun with music! Cook and sing to “The Muffin Man”; dust and clean to the original song “In My House”; get ready to wash clothes to the delightful poem “Washing Machine”. Baking cookies, eating cupcakes, blowing on hot cross buns, wiggling like jelly, going grocery shopping and making tea are all represented in familiar as well as new songs. Move, play, and sing together in developmentally appropriate activities created just for 1 ½ to 3-year-olds. Capture the familiar and new moments of the day and learn how music can impact your toddler.



Home Materials: Double CD featuring songs from class; two books—At My House and Cookies, two Home CDs, stir xylophone instrument, and a Home Activity Book—all arriving in a durable lunch bag.

Downloadable Materials: Tracks of music heard in class, Home activity book and song texts

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