The natural music children ages 2-3 years old have within them is amazing. They are constantly singing, moving to a rhythm or beat and always ready to move! Sunrise is an exciting pre-school music & movement program with a flexible format designed for the level of development of these children.
Teddy Bears help teach the children rhythms, and puppet friends Buzz, Buddy and Mellow guide children on their music journey with singing and ear training. The child-centered curriculum includes stories, songs, and games to ensure that all children achieve a high level of engagement and success.
There are three blocks (or levels) to the Sunrise program. Sunrise Blocks 1, 2 and 3, each 10 weeks in length.
Each block builds upon the previous block, so as the child's foundation in singing, rhythm and ear training grows, so does the curriculum.
This program, for three and 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 part of the program.
The program for kindergartners 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.
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 examinations.
Even more important, the MYC graduates (and parents) are very highly motivated for further study in music!
Music Your Best Choice offers adults an opportunity to explore beginning piano in an enjoyable group setting. Learn a skill you've always dreamed of exploring! Begin an exciting new activity in retirement! Keep your brain active!
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