Music Classes for Preschoolers
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Explore the benefits for my preschooler
Alabanza Music classes are intended to nurture children's natural musical ability and awaken a lifelong love of music via our international Musikgarten curriculum
Rhythm helps preschoolers to develop concentration, their ability to focus and supports a wide range of cognitive skills such as the speedier processing of information - in other words, music entrainment can help a preschooler "think" faster!
This class is will not only establish the child's foundation for music learning through tuning the voice, developing aural skills, promoting control of gross and fine motor movements, but it will also expand listening capabilities, build self-discipline and social skills through ensemble development, and promote independence and interdependence through movement - skills that impact school readiness and all areas of academic learning.
What activities are done in a preschooler music class?
Celebrate your preschooler’s growing independence and love of the outdoors with activities involving nature.
This class nurtures your growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context.
Activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling.
What about Music Lessons? Aren't they good for preschoolers?
Enrolling your young child in (individual) music lessons where they're made to select a specific instrument, do elaborate fingerwork while trying to read music and a bunch of written theory is akin to trying to get your preschooler to do Std 2 Primary School work!
It is extremely important to remember that children under age of 6 are still in the CONCRETE learing stage in which they must see the individual elements of concepts and practice manipulating them BEFORE they can effectively understand and learn through more ABSTRACT methods from around age 7.
"To lay a strong foundation for future music-learning, children ages birth through five need many opportunities for developmentally appropriate, non-performance-oriented music activities that support their innate tendency to play, both at home and at school.”.
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), USA
Keep the learning going at home
Research shows that musical experiences at home are also a major contributor to the development of grammar in preschoolers. As such, we encourage and support continued musical play and learning at home with families.
We'll provide you with important information on preschooler (musical) development on a regular basis via our newsletters and access to our e-learning page.
You'll also have ready resources year-long at your fingertips with fun family packets, (Wind Dancers Unit in Semester I, Sun Catchers Unit in Semester II) including high quality music on 2 CDs + Digital download, Parent guide-songbook and animal picture listening cards for use at home to increase family involvement in the learning process and foster the love and appreciation of music and nature.
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CLASSES AT ALABANZA MUSIC
Course Tuition Fee
Parrandero Semester: Sept-Jan (4 months)
Guide book, listening cards,, 2 CDs/Digital recordings
For Class & Home use
*Additional fees may apply based on selections
LOCATION & SCHEDULE
45 mins once weekly
Year-long: Two Semesters at this Level
On-site & Online