Children learn the fundamentals of music through audio-visual exploration playing educational computer games, as well as participation in hands-on group activities.
Class topics include musical instruments and their sounds, orchestra and the conductor, composers from different eras, structure of music and characteristics of musical sound, and others.
To view the full course curriculum, click the program notes tab.
Introduction to musical concepts: melody, rhythm, sound.
Further exploration of melody and rhythm by singing and tapping the children’s names or different words and comparing their melodic and rhythmic patterns.
Practice comparison of melodic and rhythmic patterns using educational software (melody and rhythm comparison games).
Further exploration of melodic and rhythmic patterns by composing same and different melodies and/or rhythmic motives and demonstrating them for the class.
Exploration of sound. Different ways of making musical sounds using voice, hands, feet, various objects. Introduction to musical instruments.
Learning about musical instruments using online educational resources. Introduction to orchestra instruments and instrument families (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion).
Class demonstration and hands-on exploration of a real instrument.
Learning the sounds of different instruments using online educational tools.
Practice instrument recognition using educational software (instrument matching game).
Exploration of virtual instruments’ sounds on the keyboard, recognizing and comparing the sound variations between the real and synthesized instruments.
Exploration of the singing voice and vocal music (different voice types, vocal styles & genres).
Introduction to musical notation. Learning the names of the notes and their placement on the musical staff (one octave range).
Practice notes memorization using an online educational game (note-recognition puzzle).
Further practice of notes memorization by composing short melodies on the keyboard and naming the notes in the melodies.
Introduction to composition and composers. Learning about different composers of the past and present, and their music, using an educational online resource (Composer’s Gallery).
Practice creative composition using educational software (Virtual Instrumentation Tool) and online melody builder games.
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Making Music 5-7 Years
First Session: Wed, Jun 4, 2014, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Versatile soprano Anya Fidelia made her professional debut at the Caramoor International Festival in New York, where she returned in subsequent seasons, and is now enjoying a thriving performing and teaching career.
A winner of numerous grants and award, most recently Anya was heard on the PBS Television Special Tour "Romantic Journey," including a special NYC performance at the legendary Beacon Theater on Broadway.
Ms. Fidelia’s recent domestic and international operatic seasons include the roles of Butterfly, Tosca, Santuzza as well as most Verismo and Verdi heroines amongst other dramatic spinto soprano repertory roles. The highlights include Metropolitan Opera Guild, Carnegie Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, New Israeli Opera, Centro de Bellas Artes in Puerto-Rico, International House of Music in Moscow, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and more. Ms. Fidelia’s reco...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here
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