Junior Music Course
Junior Music Course (Ages 4 - 5)
Full Year Program
September to June
January to December (July to August Off)
Class duration: 55 min
Max class size: 8 students
Early childhood is the ideal time to start music lessons. At this age, the ear is at its peak of sensitivity. Learning music is as natural as learning to speak. This unique curriculum is designed to give your child the best opportunity to develop basic music skills. The creative approach focus on developing the three essential elements of pitch, harmony, and rhythm. The Junior Music Course includes singing, keyboard playing, ensembles, and musical games to develop the musical child from within.
Children learn different styles of music and express them through singing.
Memory Singing by Solfege
Children sing a rich variety of music in solfege (Do-Re-Mi). When these pieces are memorized, an absolute/relative pitch sense is developed in children. This helps children to learn music by ear and be able to reproduce music they hear by singing or on the keyboard. This is an invaluable gift in their life-long journey of music endeavours.
After internalizing the music children have heard and sung, students play on the keyboard to express music concretely through their fingers. Finger strength/ motor skills are developed in this process. A sense of harmony is also developed as children learn how to play chords to match the melody. Children then learn how to play in an ensemble and eventually playing hands together.
Rhythm Ensemble/Rhythm Step
Children learn rhythms through body movements and playing percussion instruments to different styles of music.
Children are introduced to the theory of music as well as the basis for reading notes.