Music Pups ®: Mixed-age Class for Infants through 4-year-olds
Powers Music School is pleased to present Music Pups ®, a class of the critically acclaimed program, The Music Class®. This program offers playful and creative music and movement classes that will stimulate our child's musical growth. In these 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. Families receive a CD and songbook with a broad variety of songs and activities designed to stimulate musical learning. A library of CDs allows your family to enjoy class for multiple years with all new music each session. Mixed age classes are developmentally appropriate and allow siblings to enjoy class together. NOTE: A parent or caregiver must accompany children enrolled in Music Pups®.
July 11 - August 17 (6 classes)
Music Pups Tuition: $125 per semester + $15 registration fee(Additional siblings in same class receive a full tuition discount (registration fee still applies). Tuition includes a materials fee for the CD and songbook.
Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:15 am
Instructor: Jessica Cooper In these 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. Families receive a CD and songbook with a broad variety of sounds and activities designed to stimulate musical learning. A library of CDs allows families to enjoy class for multiple years with all new music each session. Summer 2013 will feature the “Dolphin Collection.” Mixed age classes are developmentally appropriate and allow siblings to enjoy class together.
Spring Semester Classes begin on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (10 classes)
Music Pups Tuition: $185 per semester(Additional siblings in same class receive a full tuition discount (registration fee still applies). Tuition includes a materials fee for the CD and songbook.
Instructor: Jessica Cooper (Substitute teacher for these classes: Jessica Petrus (Tuesdays or Thursdays) and Vanessa Schukis for Saturday Classes) Class times:
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am
Thursdays, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am Sold out!
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:15 am
Suzuki Musical Kids
Ages 3 ½ - 4 years
This program is designed as a precursor to the Suzuki method of private instruction. Following the Suzuki model, students will work with box instruments to promote muscle and fine motor skill development. The instructor will work with parents to determine when each student is ready to work with a real instrument. This program is a great introduction to a musical instrument and provides a foundation for further study on any instrument. A parent/caregiver is required to attend all classes and will learn how to practice at home with their child.
Instructor: Erika Klein, cello This program, designed as a precursor to the Suzuki method of private instruction, is a great introduction to a musical instrument and provides a foundation for further private study on any instrument. Students work with box instruments to build fine motor skills and muscle development and to learn rest and playing positions. Students also gain skills in musicality and socialization. A parent/caregiver must attend class and will receive instructions on practicing at home with their child.
Children under 6 years old need to strengthen their motor skills in order to develop a sense of what music is, how it sounds, how it moves through the body, and how it is pictured in notation. In addition, before they are able to understand music in an abstract way, children need to experience how music can be created through singing and playing with others. Children exhibiting happiness in creating something by singing, playing, or moving with enthusiasm is evidence that they are learning music. Each Eurhythmics class includes singing and playing instruments, increasing movement skills, and learning multicultural musical traditions as well as Western European repertoire. Classes focus on aural skills, movement, spatial awareness, and social experience. Ready to Play I with Eurhythmics (Age 3) This class is about learning basic musical skills – breathing, silence, attention, and waiting for your turn – through playing, singing, and body movement. Children are exposed to playing rhythmic (various percussion instruments) and melodic instruments (xylophone, glockenspiel, and hand bells) to develop fine and gross motor skills. Active listening games, such as canon, follow, and quick reaction, will be used to stimulate children’s listening skills and expand their musical ear in all activities. Children and parents will participate in playful social activities such as partner games, taking turns around a circle, and call and response games.
Ready to Play II with Eurhythmics (Ages 4–5) This class focuses on developing a child’s musical ability to follow and interpret graphic symbols that represent sounds and musical concepts. Activities include improvisation and composition. Dalcroze’s unique notation helps children to explore how musical sounds transform into graphic symbols and vice versa, while assisting them in being imaginative in creating sounds. Children’s voices, bodily responses, and instrumental activities will keep them stimulated as they acquire musical knowledge which is beneficial in formal instrumental and ensemble training.
June 25 – July 31 (Summer: 6 classes)
Summer Dalcroze Eurhythmics Tuition: $132
Ready to Play I with Eurhythmics Age 2 (Parent participation is required.) Saturdays: 9:15 - 10:00 am Age 3 (Parent participation is required.) Saturdays: 10:00 - 10:45 am Tuesdays: 3:30 – 4:15 pm Instructors: Haeeun Shin, Nina Grimaldi (substitute)
Ready to Play II with Eurhythmics Ages 4 – 5 (Parent participation is not required.) Wednesdays: 3:30 – 4:15 pm Instructor: Yas Ishibashi
Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes begin the week of January 21, 2013.
Spring Dalcroze Eurhythmics Tuition (15 classes): $330 per semester Note: 10% tuition discount for second sibling enrolled in a Dalcroze Eurhythmics Class.
Class for children ages 4 - 5 Wednesdays: 3:30 - 4:15 pm (SOLD OUT) Instructor: Yas Ishibashi
Class for children ages 4 - 5 Tuesdays: 4:00 - 4:45 pm (SOLD OUT) Instructor: Haeeun Shin
Class for children age 3 Thursdays: 10:00 - 10:45 am Instructor: Haeeun Shin
Powers Music School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, nationality, sex, ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or in the administration of its educational policies.