MYHRES SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Early Childhood Music

Music Together® Mixed Ages class 0-5yr                                                                                                      s

This class is designed for parents/caregivers and their children. A child can attend from birth through age five – and through all nine song collections. By grouping children of a variety of ages together, along with their adult caregivers and teachers, each child will discover the joyful world of music in a family setting. This approach fosters natural, family-style learning where younger children enjoy watching and imitating older children, and the older children learn by leading the younger children. Babies eight months and younger may attend the Mixed Ages class free with their registered older sibling.

Each child participates at his or her own developmental level. Activities include singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing and exploring instruments. Families enrolled in this class have the opportunity to share these musical activities at home. Materials include two compact discs of songs introduced in class, a songbook for parents and an appropriate rhythm instrument for each child. Each semester includes a new collection of music in a wide variety of musical styles. This class is 45 minutes long and will meet once a week for 10 weeks (Winter, Fall & Spring semesters) and 6 weeks in the Summer. Class size is a minimum of 5 children and a maximum of 10 children.

Music Together Big Kids® 5-7yrs

Big Kids Family Music® is designed for children between ages 5 - 7 years. This is a 45 minute class where we prepare students for basic music literacy. The activities are developmentally appropriate for this age group and are more sophisticated, challenging, structured and goal oriented, yet they are still a lot of fun! Xylophones, keyboards, and djembe-style drums are added to this class. (To attend the Big Kids Class, your child must be 5 years of age by the start of the semester). Families still play an important part in this class, parents will join the class for the closing every week (approximately 10 minutes). At this time we will enjoy game songs, folk dances, jam sessions, dramatic play and more structured work in rhythm and tonality. Materials include two compact discs, songbook and appropriate rhythm instrument. Class size is a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10.

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