3 - 4 years old
Introduce your child to the piano, percussion, violin, guitar and ukulele with playing and listening games in a fun group environment to develop basic skills at the instrument.
These are introductory courses to music; they aim to prepare children to learn piano, violin, ukulele, or percussion. Students will discover the instrument and the notes by playing, improvising and composing. They will be sensitized to the musical vocabulary and the good posture at the instrument. They will develop their listening faculties, memory and concentration. The class' objective is to give the child the desire to learn music, and thereby, the piano, violin, ukulele, guitar or drums.
This course will allow the child to deal with concepts such as: the note names and their order, the exploration and knowledge of the instruments, fingerings (if applicable), good body and hand posture, the pulse, the basics of dynamics, attentive listening and interaction with others, basic music reading and writing as necessary for learning music theory.
The child will learn these concepts through games, improvisation and composition, to wake all the senses: listening, drawing, applying the concepts at the instruments, singing, etc. These activities will be adapted to the context of learning, along with the skills and experience of the child. Improvisation will take an important part as it leaves room for creativity. This encourages children to be creative, interact, listen, be spontaneous and involve their emotions. This course provides a smooth transition between music awakening classes and the serious practice of a musical instrument or simply to the novice child who has expressed interest in the instrument.