Music Makers – First Experiences in Music
Music Makers is a 8 week workshop designed to provide young children with their “first experience in singing”. Kindergarten through young second grade age children receive an introduction to and possibly their first exposure to music.
Class includes activities and games that include singing, rhythm, and movement using a curriculum based on ETM, Orff and Kodaly model. This teaching method incorporates singing games, movement, playing instruments, and sharing each student’s unique voice. Also, children are not required to audition and can simply focus on having fun, making friends and learning the wonders of music.
Today’s evidence shows that children who participate in music class at least once a week develop basic reading skills faster and tend to have higher math, science and critical thinking skills. Music classes develop listening skills and symbolic thinking, as well as a means of socialization.