Fun filled classes of singing, dancing, movement and instrument play. Parents learn how to enrich their child's music environment, increase music potential and understand music development. Each class is 45 minutes long. Families receive a CD and songbook with a broad variety of sounds and activities designed to stimulate musical learning. Mixed age classes are developmentally appropriate and allow siblings to enjoy class together!
WHY YOUR CHILD SHOULD STUDY MUSIC
*Exposure to music makes children smarter.
*Children who take piano lessons are able to learn complex math problems earlier than those who’ve had no musical training.
*Rhythmic movement plays a critical role in the reading process – the ability to keep a steady beat – simply clapping hands rhythmically – figures prominently in cognitive development.
*Music training, specifically piano instruction, is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills necessary for learning math and science.
Music for Young Children builds a solid foundation of understanding and enjoyment of music. Singing together creates a special bond. Keyboard playing and rhythm ensembles nurture team skills. Creative movement develops individual expressiveness. Music reading and theory are reinforced with group activities and with colorful, hands-on materials. Composing integrates aural and written skills and gives children a sense of ownership.
WHY SHOULD YOUR CHILD BEGIN WITH MYC?
The philosophy of the Music for Young Children® program is to help children develop the happy habit of learning music. Music for Young Children provides the necessary structure for learning to take place while allowing children the freedom to think. Children are empowered to set goals in their learning while experiencing a playful, positive environment.
Because it's fun!! (In addition to being of superior quality, very comprehensive, confidence building and a wonderful way to begin the study of music.). Because the child and parent bond as a "music team" during lessons and that carries on at home during daily practice and other family activities. Because this program provides so much musicianship training to young children that it's got to be seen and heard to be believed!! Because 24,000 happy students a year can't be wrong!!
Offering "Music Pups," "Music Cats," and "Music for Young Children" programs in Witless Bay, NL!
ABOUT THE TEACHERS: Heather holds a Master's Degree in Music Performance and Pedagogy (M.Mus.) and a Master's Degree in Ethnomusicology (M.A.) from Memorial University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Music (B.Mus.) from the University of British Columb