Youth Music

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MUSIC

TODDLERS: MUSIC FOR US! (LMY 0200): Designed for ages 1–3 with a parent or caregiver, this class will help children practice mo-tor skills, develop emotional and social skills, and expand their verbal and cognitive skills. Covers elementary music concepts such as high/low, fast/slow, up/down, beat, rhythm, duple/triple/asymmetrical meter, singing, major/minor/modal tonalities, small and large motor movement, expressive movement, and playing rhythm instruments. Children hear a wide variety of music from different genres and cultures. Educational information about musical development in young children will be provided to parents. Registration covers 1 child and up to 2 parents or guardians

YOUNG CHILDREN: MUSIC FOR ME! (LMY 0201): Sing, move and play! Your child will ex-plore music and movement in a fun, playful, non-performance class that encourages participation, creativity, and self-expression. Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate for ages 4-5 without an adult, and develops the singing voice, solfege singing, beat aware-ness, rhythm and tonal patterns, small and large motor movement, and instrument playing, all in a fun filled 45 minute format. Children hear a wide variety of music from different genres and cultures, and advance toward basic music competency, the ability to sing in tune and keep a steady beat.

PIANO

GROUP PIANO FOR BEGINNERS 1: FOR AGES 6-9 (LMY 0223): Begin your piano journey in a fun filled group instruction setting! Using the award winning Celebrate Piano! Lesson and Musicianship 1A book, students will start at the very beginning and focus on keyboard geography, beginning music notation, finger exercises, and playing short songs on the piano. Instruction includes group activities and individual attention in our state of the art Yamaha Clavinova keyboard lab. Students must have an instrument at home for daily practice. Materials purchased separately.

GROUP PIANO FOR BEGINNERS 1: FOR AGES 9-12 (LMY 0223): Begin your piano journey in a fun filled group instruction setting! Using the highly regarded Faber Accelerated Piano Adventures Lesson and Theory books for older beginners, students will focus on learning the key names, beginning music notation and staff reading, finger exercises, and playing short songs on the piano. Instruction includes group activities and individual attention in our state of the art Yamaha Clavinova keyboard lab. Students must have an instrument at home for daily practice. Materials purchased separately.

GROUP PIANO FOR BEGINNERS 2 FOR AGES 6-9 (LMY 0223): This continuation of Group Piano for Beginners 1 will expand on previously learned concepts and focus on advanced staff reading, intervals of 2nds and 3rds, hand shape and finger development, playing music in a variety of characters and styles, and creative activities. No new materials needed.

GROUP PIANO FOR BEGINNERS 1 FOR AGES 9-12 (LMY 0223): This continuation of Group Piano for Beginners 1 will expand on previously learned concepts and focus on hands together playing, advanced staff reading, intervals of 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths, hand shape and finger development, playing music in a variety of characters and styles, and creative activities. No new materials needed.

VIOLIN

BEGINNING GROUP VIOLIN (LMY 0219): In this friendly and supportive group atmosphere, children ages 8 to 14 learn the basics of the violin: how it is held and how a bow is balanced to achieve a pleasing sound. Learn instrument care and musical notation. This is a great short-term learning opportunity to let you see if the violin is an instrument for you. Students will be provided with appropriately sized instruments for the whole duration of the course. Your first recital will be held during the final class. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note, not all courses are offered every semester.