Class Descriptions

Kindermusik for the Young Child
For Orchestra Kids 5, 6 and 7 Years Old
Kindermusik for the Young Child helps every child develop a confident, joyful voice for singing and speaking as well as essential building blocks for a future of learning. Designed for children ages 5 through 7 years, classes meet once a week for 60 minutes. Students explore many facets of the musical experience-speaking, singing, moving, dancing, listening, creating and playing instruments, as well as learning about reading and writing music. As the capstone to the child's Kindermusik® journey, Young Child® broadens and deepens the child's introduction to the fulfillment and excitement of musicianship. Parents are requested to participate in the last 15 minutes of each class.

Standard tuition per semester: 4 monthly units x P3,580 / unit ~ equivalent to P895/session
Class length and duration: 60- to 75-minute sessions; 4 sessions per unit; 16 sessions for entire semester Inclusive of: Complete set of home materials including cd, songbook, music at home cards, activity pages, children's folder, and instrument with carry bag.

This year's themes under the "Kindermusik for the Young Child" curriculum:
Semester One:
Music is Everywhere, We've Got the Beat, Highs and Lows, Let's Make Music
Semester Two:
Good Times, Feelings, The Short and Long of It, Sing and Celebrate
Semester Three:
Music of the Mountains, Sounds Across the Sea, Music of the Land, World of Dance
Semester Four:
Music of the Pacific, Music of Europe, Music of Africa, Music of Latin America

“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.

“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.

“Semester 3”
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 At 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.

“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.

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