Genesis Music Makers Classes: Piano Preparatory II - Mundo
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Parrandero Semester: Sept 2023-Jan 2024
Tuition Payment Options: Semester/2-Part/3-Part
Themed Unit Folder: Song Pages, notation cards, CD/Digital Download with quality recordings
Use Classroom Instruments or purchase your own
Rental Required if not bringing to class. Consult before purchasing. Approved instruments only.
50 mins once weekly
TWO Units in 4½ months
Explore the benefits for my primary schooler
Alabanza Music classes are intended to nurture children's natural musical ability and awaken a lifelong love of music via our internationally renowned Musikgarten curriculum.
Even as children get older and start school, play is important and it's still how children learn. Play-filled musical interactions and hands-on exploration help build social, emotional and thinking skills.
Children this age are usually more social and prefer to play with friends rather than on their own. In an interactive group music setting, children are making connections and friendships start to blossom.
When it comes to teamwork/ ensemble (playing together), this developing life skill is encouraged as they learn to keep a steady beat with others, wait for musical cues to begin and stop, listen and adjust to changes in the group, improvise rhythms over a steady beat etc. on non-pitched percussion instruments eg.(rhythm sticks, drums) then on melodic instruments (like glockenspiel/keyboard).
Since at this stage children are capable of singing matching pitches within a specific range, we provide a singing-rich environment with songs that are within their appropriate vocal range to help fine-tune the voice. If they don't use it from now, they could lose it!
N.B. Forcing children into (individual) music lessons settings, bogged down with music reading and theory exercises, denies young children real-life, interactive growth opportunities. As such, group music making fosters not just musical, but socio-emotional, physical and intellectual development.
What activities are done in this Musical Mundo class?
This Music Makers around the World "Mundo" class is Level II of our Preparatory Piano sequential program designed to give your child a solid music-making foundation for groundbreaking Music Makers at the Piano curriculum up ahead.
Imagine your child being able to figure out what the notes on a sheet of music sound like without even touching an instrument,
or listening to a song and identifying the musical patterns to be able to write them.
Now that's true music literacy- the ability to see what you hear and hear what you see!
We engage your child's fascination with all things new and different as a part of developing music literacy and experiencing the joy of making music together through singing, ear training, playing instruments, ensemble work and creative movement activities.
We continue our musical explorations with exciting cultural studies of the heritage of the Amerindians/First Peoples, British Isles, Germany, Caribbean and beloved folk songs of Parang, experiencing native songs, instruments, dances, stories, and customs with diverse musical repertoire from around the world while building keyboard skills and understanding musical notation.
Throughout the year (two semesters), the children will use the piano keyboards/glockenspiel, as they begin playing parts of their songs using the same method they'll use At the Piano the following year.
At the end of the year, children and parents are encouraged to join us for our Intro to Piano Class, where they will be introduced to the group, aural method used in Tocando Piano Level 1 Class.
Keep the learning going at home
We encourage and support continued musical play and learning at home with families.
We'll provide you with important information on (musical) development on a regular basis via our newsletters and access to our e-learning page with suggested home activities and supplementary themed videos.
You'll also have ready resources at your fingertips with fun family packets including Packets with themed materials for use at home to increase family involvement in the learning process and foster the love and appreciation of music and culture.
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What's our Class size like?
Unlike typical Class settings, Our Class Sizes are small, a tremendous benefit to all!
This gives our teachers an opportunity to offer your child more personalized instruction within a group setting.
N.B. Smaller class sizes work best with consistent parental support for success!