Music Classes for Babies
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Explore the benefits for my baby
Alabanza Music classes are intended to nurture children's natural musical ability and awaken a lifelong love of music via our international Musikgarten curriculum.
Current studies show that more brain development occurs in the first 18 months than any other time in life and rhythmic development also begins during this period when encouraged with bouncing, rocking, and steady beat activities.
Having a repertoire of lullabies will help not only help soothe your baby, as it slows down the heart rate, but also bathe them in expansive vocabulary and the nuances of music with the comforting sound of their most familiar voice - a great addition to bedtime routine.
Since language acquisition begins at this stage, hearing live vocal music (not just recordings) helps babies with speech development.
Research shows with musical intervention, the auditory and prefrontal cortexes of the brain show enhanced neural processing of musical sounds, as well as speech processing when it comes to predicting tempo changes.
In addition, socialization by same-age peers by 6 months is believed to improve social skills in childhood and adulthood and is also associated with higher emotional quotient (EQ) scores later on.
Calypso Semester: Feb-Jan
Materials & Instruments
For baby and parent/caregiver
25 mins once weekly
On-site & Online
What activities are done in a babies class?
Babies class is specifically designed for the bonding and nurturing needs of the youngest children. Most importantly, children will be guaranteed their parent’s/caregiver's undivided attention with fun, developmentally-appropriate
nursery rhymes, songs, dances, and baby massages.
Parents/caregivers will learn many songs for
touching eyes and ears, hands, and feet - to help baby learn about the body and to build body awareness
wiggling and tickling - to help baby enjoy the delight of music;
movement - to allow baby to feel the flow, beat, meter, phrase, and nuance for music.
Instruments and accessories used in class (drums, rattles, sticks, scarves) help build eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills and musical/sensory stimulation at this age increases aptitude for all future learning activities.
Keep the musical play going at home.
We encourage and support continued musical play and learning at home with families.
We'll provide you with important information on infant (musical) development on a regular basis via our newsletters and access to our e-learing resource.
You'll also have ready resources at your fingertips including high quality digital recordings with fine children’s choirs, adult voices and outstanding instrumentalists and your parent guidebook along with rhythm sticks, a Musikgarten rattle, and colorful scarf, will give you many opportunities for enjoyment.
Here's what parents/caregivers say about us…
"I like that she watches and focuses and listens, like when we at home and I'm instructing her to do something, she listens to me and I think that has a lot to do with class too.
Since she started I remember she was really fussy and never used to really focus on the class and the activities, but coming in every week is what I think made the difference."
Mom of Milan
7 month old Musikgarten baby