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Exploring Music - Fall

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 12:00 PM (EDT) - Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 1:00 PM (EST)
Ages 3-4 · Co-Ed
DC - SE - THEARC Campus THEARC 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE WashingtonDC  20020
Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 12:00 PM (EDT) - Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 1:00 PM (EST)
Ages 3-4 · Co-Ed
DC - SE - THEARC Campus THEARC 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE WashingtonDC  20020

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Exploring Music - Fall

Sep 24 - Jan 28 (Saturday)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ages 3-4 · Co-Ed

DC - SE - THEARC Campus

Starting at

$100.00

Meeting Dates

From Sep 24, 2016 to Jan 28, 2017

Each Saturday from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Except the following dates:

Saturday, Dec 24, 2016

Saturday, Dec 31, 2016

Saturday, Dec 17, 2016

Saturday, Nov 26, 2016

About This Activity

Description

(Ages 4 - 5 without parent/caregiver)

This class reinforces and builds on musical skills introduced in the Adventures in Music class* and introduces pre-notation for music reading. Children expand their musical vocabulary, pitch matching, and rhythmic abilities through songs, chants, and the use of pitched and un-pitched percussion instruments. Movement continues to play an important role, as simple circle games and activities that promote expressive movement are incorporated.

They develop listening skills, concentration, and a sense of timing as more complex and ensemble activities are introduced. "Visiting instruments" continue throughout the year and students are exposed to new sounds and instrument families.

Class activities and benefits include:

  • Development of pitch matching skills through basic solo singing and singing games
  • Exploration and improvisation using Orff instruments (pitched and un-pitched percussion instruments)
  • Expanded knowledge of musical instruments and instrument families
  • Development of rhythmic competency, including beat keeping and division of beat through movement and instrument playing
  • Expressive movement activities
  • Simple circle dances
  • Development of social skills and cooperation through group activities such as dancing, playing, and musical stories
  • Development of basic note reading through symbolic notation
  • Expanded repertoire of simple songs and musical games

*Please note: Adventures in Music is not a prerequisite. All classes consist of 45 minutes of instructional time followed by 15 minutes of Community Time to talk with our expert teachers, ask questions about music and child development, meet other families, and provide social time for children.

For more information, please contact Gabriela Cohen, First Music Program Chair, at (202) 686-8000 x1107 or gcohen@levinemusic.org.

Class By Age Group

5 and under (First Music)

Location

DC - SE - THEARC Campus

Instructor

Estavia Rowe

Organizer Info

  • Levine Music

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