Music With Your Baby/Transitions
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About the Event
This class is designed for students 0-3 years of age, combining elements from our Music With Your Baby and Transitions classes to offer lots of singing, dancing, live violin music, and an introduction to the basics of violin/cello. Six weekly 30-minute online classes, taking place between 9am-12pm (specific time TBA), from April 17th-June 5th.
The Music With Your Baby class for parents with babies and toddlers blends elements from several early childhood music education philosophies, including Kodaly, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Orff and Suzuki Talent Education. Designed for children aged zero to about 2.5 years and their parents, classes involve the following musical experiences: singing; creative movement; rhythm; basic musical concepts; story time; live violin music every class (classical and traditional music); taking turns; learning traditional nursery repertoire of songs and games that can be incorporated into daily life.
The Transitions class includes components and concepts from the MWYB Infant/Toddler class. It uses a similar structure and many of the same songs. This class is designed for young children who are interested in playing a string instrument but are not quite ready for structured private or group lessons. As the child is developing enough dexterity and maturity to handle the instrument, and an instructional environment, this class will nurture the transition to more formalized Suzuki instrumental lessons. Children will continue to engage in music and movement exercises, listen to concerts by visiting Suzuki student performers, and advancing skills to their repertoire like more precise rhythm; musical terms; naming parts of the string instruments; dynamics; off-instrument skills needed to prepare for violin or cello (e.g. finger dexterity songs and games); early bow hold games with wooden bows; and learning concert manners while listening to mini concerts by STEP faculty and students.
$80 for New and Returning Students/Families.