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KMwKat'sMusik

1650 W Northwest Highway, Suite 104, Grapevine, TX

NEWS:

Kindermusik Level 4 & 5

Age Range:
5 to 7 years
Class Structure:
75 minute class each week, parent/siblings attend last 10-15 minutes
Class Size:
6-10 children

Classes:
Year One Semester 1 & 2
Year Two Semester 3 & 4
Cost:
9 installments of $84/month which includes tuition, home materials class supplies and special activities

 

Build a Musical Foundation

Using a small-group approach to music education, Kindermusik for the Young Child provides a pressure-free class where your child can develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers.
The program is designed to prepare the young child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but is not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument.

Level 4 & 5 Music classes for School Age

What a Parent and Child Will Experience in Class:

  • Singing and vocal development — It may sound like a foreign language when a child sings “ta” and “ti-ti,” but this is the language of professional musicians and composers and getting young children ready to read and write simple rhythm patterns.
  • Movement — See children dance expressively to music, giving them the practice they need to coordinate their body movements to the sound of music. This kind of musical play not only improves musicianship, but physical coordination as well.
  • Reading and writing — Young children will learn melodic notation and identify pitches such as the C, A, and D notes on the treble clef, plus rhythmic notation. Eventually even composing their own music.
  • Focused listening — Children will learn to identify a range of orchestra instruments and their sound qualities, while also gaining an early awareness and knowledge of composers and masterworks in Western arts tradition.
  • Exploring and playing musical instruments — Authentic percussion, string, pre-keyboard, and woodwind instruments expose children to the many choices for future musical study, and at the same time provide them with the opportunity to musically succeed before taking on more formal instruction.

Four Progressive Semesters of Curriculum

Semester One

Kindermuisk Young Child Semester 1

Everything your child learns later in semesters 2, 3, and 4 begins with this early introduction to singing, reading, and writing music and rhythm. Through dances and games that focus on rhythmic development, we'll learn a keyboard instrument — the glockenspiel — which will be used throughout all the Young Child classes. Your At Home Materials provide the music, instruments, stickers, and activities for a home version of the same playful activities you'll hear about from class, so your child — and you! — can learn where you're most comfortable: at home.

 

Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, glockenspiel, and canvas bag

Overview

  • Musical Concepts
Steady beat
Rhythm
Melody
Contrasts: High/low, short/long, quiet/loud, sound/no sound
  •   New Musical Symbols: Reading/Writing
Musical Staff
Modified Rhythmic Notation
quarter-note
eighth notes
z quarter rest
Melodic Notation
Notes c” and a’
  • Listening:
Evaluating environmental sounds
Sound/no-sound
Instrument Groups
  • Rhythmic Dictation
  • Multicultural songs from Japan, Spain, Mexico,
  • Mozart: the life & music of (Variations in C, Magic Flute, Minuet from A Little Night Music. . .)
  • Musical Exposure to:
Percussion instruments
Brass Instruments
  • Learning to play the glockenspiel
Mallet technique
Exploring variety of timbres and sounds
Notes: c”,a’ and songs using those notes
  • Ensemble Development
  • Improvisation
  • And of course: lots of singing/vocal development, movement activities, and musical games!

Semester Two

Kindermusik Young Child Semester 2

Playing simple musical patterns and songs on the featured instrument from the first session—the glockenspiel—is a central focus this semester. While learning to sing a melody, and then play the pattern on the glockenspiel, we'll delve deeper into the understanding of musical concepts such as piano and forte through orchestra style music such as the William Tell Overture and Peter and the Wolf. Music appreciation and understanding continues with a complete introduction to the instruments—and the families in which they're grouped—of the orchestra.

 

Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, and Home CD of music from class.

Overview

  • Additional notes on the glockenspiel:
high d”, f’, g’
(& Songs containing all the notes learned)
  •   New Musical Concepts
piano, forte
crescendo/decrescendo
staccato/legato
ostinato
  •   New Musical Symbols: reading/writing
p piano
f forte
< Crescendo
> De crescendo
complete rhythmic/melodic notation
quarter note
eighth notes
Melodic notation
Notes d”, g’, f’
  •   Review previous rhythms and symbols
  •   Listening
Animals in music
Feelings in music
Instrument Groups
  •   Multicultural songs from Spain, Ghana
  •   Beethoven: the life & music of
  •   Sergey Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
  •   Musical Exposure to:
String Instruments
Woodwind Instruments
Full Orchestra
  • Ensemble Development
  • Improvisation
  • And of course: lots of singing/vocal development, movement activities, and musical games!

Semester Three


Kindermusik Young Child Semester 3
Appalachian music is a featured musical style this semester. First, you and your child will build a two-stringed dulcimer instrument with materials that we'll provide. Then in class we'll learn to play chords and simple melodies on the instrument you built together. We'll also explore rhythm concepts through dance with an introduction to the basic steps in jazz, ballet, and tap dances. Your Home Materials include dulcimer-making materials, activity cards, and music that features recordings from Appalachia, African-America, and Native American music, as well as the Western Art music of the Nutcracker Suite.
Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, and two-stringed dulcimer.

Overview

  • Additional notes on the glockenspiel:
b & low d
(& Songs containing all 7 notes learned)
Mallet crossing
  • Learning to play the dulcimer:
Notes: f,g,a,c,d
and songs using those notes
  • New Musical Symbols:
h half-note
Ô whole note
.h dotted half-note
half rest
complete quarter rest
  • Exploring 3 & 4 beat meter
  • 2-4 note melodies leading to music reading
  • Tchaikovsky: the life & music of; Nutcracker Ballet
  • Musical Exposure to:
Sounds of the Sea
The Music of Appalachia
African-American music
Native American music
Western Art Music
  • Intro. to basic components of dance:
Ballet
Jazz
& Tap
with simple dances for each
  • Ensemble Development
  • Improvisation
  • And of course: lots of singing/vocal development, movement activities and musical games!

Semester Four

Kindermusik Young Child Semester 4

In this final semester, we'll introduce the recorder instrument. As your child is introduced to basic methods of playing simple melodic patterns and songs on this wind instrument, we'll also incorporate the instruments, concepts, and songs from previous semesters. With a special emphasis on multicultural music, your child will learn to improvise and write music, as well as experience the musical styles of the Pacific Islands, Europe, and Africa; plus play special dances and children's games from around the world, including Alpine dances, Mexico, and Ecuador.

Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, and soprano recorder.

Overview

  • Additional notes on the glockenspiel:
low e, b♭, f♯, low c
(& songs containing all the notes learned)
  • Learning to play the recorder:
Notes: a,b,c,d,g
and songs using those notes
  • New Musical Symbols:
single eighth note
treble clef
bass clef
double bar
flat
sharp
  • Keyboard Instruments
(harpsichord, pipe organ, synthesizer, piano)
  • C Major Scale
  • Review previous rhythms and symbols
  • Exploring syncopation
  • The Musical Alphabet
  • ABA & Rondo forms
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: the life and music of
(Minuet in G, Christmas Oratorio, Prelude in E flat ...)
  • Exposure to the Music of:
The Pacific Islands (Japan, Hawaii)
Europe (Germany, Austria, England, Spain, Hungary)
Africa (Zimbabwe, Ghana, Zulu, Nigeria)
Central & South America (Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador)
  • Ensemble Development
  • Improvisation
  •  And of course: lots of singing/vocal development, movement activities and musical games!


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
15.30
16.40
Level 4
16.00
17.15
Level 5
16.45
18.00
Level 5
16.50
18.00
Level 4

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
15.30
16.40
Level 4
16.50
18.00
Level 4

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
16.00
17.15
Level 5
16.45
18.00
Level 5

Tuesday

Wednesday

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