These are the various programs Emma offers from Music for Young Children.
ALL classes are group-based, and parent (care-giver) attended and are all offered in my home studio.
All programs are taught out of Emma's home studio in Lancaster Ridge (Dartmouth).
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All the piano programs start in September. Registration opens in early-May.
MYC PIANO PROGRAMS:
AGE 4 Sunshines This program, for four year old beginners includes large muscle experiences in beat and rhythms as well as fine motor experiences in rhythm instrument ensemble playing. By the end of the first year, Sunshines are playing in C major and middle C positions and are reading from the staff. Pre-reading experiences – such as "like" and "different" sorting, looking for patterns with colorful visual aids, gluing and coloring -- are all a part of the Sunshine program. Students get to meet critters who introduce the notes on the keyboard and note reading.
AGES 5-6 Sunbeams The program for primary and first graders provides “big kid” lyrics to introduce concepts, finger numbers and keyboard geography. Songs and games are used to encourage and reinforce listening. Stories are used to introduce the keyboard and to introduce note reading.
AGES 7-8 Moonbeams For the older beginner, ages seven through nine, the program lasts three years. Our Moonbeams want “quick results” and the songs, ensembles and keyboard repertoire are designed to support their growing sense of independence. The listening activities for this age group keep the “ears open” even as reading becomes the primary focus for gathering information.
Students at the final level, Moonbeams Three, are thoroughly prepared for Grade One Conservatory.
Even more important, the MYC graduates (and parents) are very highly motivated for further study in music and private teachers have found many of the students so well prepared for private lessons that they have accelerated them through Conservatory Grades Two and Three in one year!
AGE 3 MYC Sunrise (pre-keyboard prep) (Not available in Emma's studio at this time) Sunrise is an exciting and innovative pre-school music program for children three years old. The program has a flexible format that allows adaptation to a variety of age and environmental situations including daycare and nursery school centers as well as home studios of certified Music for Young Children Sunrise teachers. Children receive instruction in singing, rhythm, and ear training with teddy bears being one of the learning "tools". Each term the student receives a CD and songbook/workbook, along with a finger puppet and instrument. This specially developed music curriculum includes stories, songs and games. This is a year long program divided into three semesters.
**A heartfelt thanks to all the parents who allowed their children's music classes to be photographed and to Gary of Brinton Photography for making it a wonderful experience!