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.
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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 6-7 Years
First Session: Wed, Feb 5, 2014, 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Russian-born soprano Nika Leoni is a classical singer, producer and educator with performance credits both in Europe and the United States. She appeared on opera stages in the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria; and performed concerts at Carnegie Hall, Munich Philharmonie, Berlin Philharmonie, Wałbrzych Filharmonia Sudecka (Poland), One World Symphony (New York); as well as recorded with Prague Stern Orchestra in the Czech Republic.
Ms. Leoni has been characterized by her colleagues as "an extraordinary performer demonstrating exquisite voice and truly expressive musicality," and her artistry has been praised by critics and music professionals for “an exquisite skill in expressing the gamut of human emotions.” Her performances, marked with a “charming and inviting stage presence” as well as “a beautiful sense of poetry and elegance,” have b...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here
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