Preschool Music Classes & Lessons
The preschool music program is a fun, group music class for children ages 3-5, designed to teach the basic fundamentals of music. All classes are limited to 8 students per class and are 30 minutes once per week. The classes cover:
Movement and music
Learning to sing and listen
Making music with percussion instruments
Recognition of orchestral instruments
Elementary note recognition
The rhythm component is taught by doing fun games with rhythm sticks, triangles, shakers, hand drums, etc.
For the melody component they learn the concepts through lots of singing. They will learn high – low, loud – soft, pitch, major – minor, etc.
For notation they learn how to recognize musical symbols such as treble clef, bass clef, half note, whole note, etc. (Much the same as learning your alphabet before you learn how to read.)
We also teach them how to recognize all the instruments of the orchestra both by sight and sound. For example, by the end of the program they can quickly tell you if the sound they hear is a trumpet or saxophone.
The preschool music classes are taught by our instructors with university degrees in music who love working with young children. The instructors are patient, fun and very encouraging. The preschool music program prepares students to go on into private instrument lessons when they are older.
However, for piano, violin, and guitar, children can begin private lessons from as young as age 3. Because music is like language, even at a young age children can absorb music and begin enjoying playing a musical instrument. Preschool private music lessons are usually 15 or 20 minutes in length.