Our Classes

Please click on Class Descriptions to find out more about our Music Together and our Kodály Classes.
All classes meet for 11 weeks.
 


 

 

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Music Together

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music programme for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and their parents or caregivers. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.

Our classes are designed for mixed age groups (newborns to five year olds). Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones. Each child participates at his or her own level. The children are free to participate, or not, in any manner which suits them that day. Some may choose to sit and watch, absorbing the rich musical environment, while others may choose to move and sing.

Maximum number of children: 12.
Class duration: 45 minutes.
Language: English.
 

Basic Principles of the Music Together Philosophy

  1. All children are musical;
  2. Therefore, all children can achieve basic music competence, here defined as the ability to sing in tune and move with accurate rhythm;
  3. This growth is best achieved in a playful, developmentally appropriate, non-performance-oriented learning environment that is musically rich yet immediately accessible to the child's - and the adult's - participation; 
  4. The participation and modeling of parents and caregivers, regardless of their musical ability, is essential to a child's musical growth.

 

Kodály

Our Kodály Classes are especially developed for 5-8 year old's abilities and needs. Classes complement and prepare for formal music instruction and school-based music education, and give a foundation for a lifetime of music enjoyment. They include all the fun, creativity and quality you are looking for. Classes are without parents.

Children will build life skills like leadership, decision-making, and teamwork at the same time as building music skills.


Kodály's approach to music education is based on teaching, learning and understanding music through the experience of singing, giving direct access to the world of music without the technical problems involved with the use of an instrument. This approach is very effective with young children who will learn, unconsciously at first, all the musical elements, which musicians need, through playing and singing of musical games and songs.

Activities include: 

  • singing
  • vocal development
  • solo and ensemble experiences
  • music reading
  • circle games
  • chants
  • tonal and rhythm patterns
  • dance and movement
  • instrument play
  • improvisation


Maximum number of children: 10. 
Class duration: 45 minutes.
Language: English.