What is BIG KIDS?
Music Together® Big Kids® is a 60-minute class geared to the interests and abilities of 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds. The program blends the elements of Music Together that parents and children love with new activities, skills, and challenges that are developmentally appropriate for this age group.
Big Kids classes lay the foundation for Basic Music Literacy, complementing music instruction in school or instrument lessons, and leading to a lifetime of joyful music-making.
The curriculum includes solfège, solos and ensembles, folk dances, harmony singing, vocal development, and drumming. In a safe, fun environment, your child can experiment with new activities like conducting and improvisation, story songs, and game songs.
Parent attendance is welcome but not required. Each family receives a Big Kids songbook, CD, solfège cards, and HomePlay activities, so that the entire family can continue the fun and learning at home and parents can stay connected with what the child is learning in class.
Why BIG KIDS?
- Big Kids classroom activities help children prepare their primary instrument–themselves! After Big Kids class, they will be better able to make choices about formal music or movement instruction, and better prepared to excel in those activities if they choose to pursue them.
- With these activities, children learn to understand form and structure in music, musical terminology and labels, and about making musical choices and decisions. They'll get a chance to sing solos, improvise, sing and play in ensembles, and conduct the class in both songs and rhythm exercises.
- Through the music and movement, they'll learn leadership skills, get practice making decisions and choices for themselves, gain confidence as solo singers, and learn about taking turns and working within a team. These are transferable skills that will help them in a variety of ways as they get older.
Tuition for our 4-week June session is $86. Along with classes, tuition includes two CD's, an illustrated songbook, solfege cards, HomePlay pages, and access to the Family Music Zone--a special site full of videos, at-home music making ideas, articles, a digital download of the semester's song collection, and more!
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