mommy & me music

is a music class for children ages birth through 5 years. This class is 40 minutes in duration with 10 minutes being a “free time” at the beginning of the class where parents and kids can come play in the room with the musical toys, instruments, and objects.

 

 

Unique Aspects of the Mommy & Me Music class

  • Based on folk and traditional songs and rhymes because of their natural melodic expressiveness, natural flow of the language, and texts filled with wonder.
  • Based on early childhood research related to the development of:
    • Music intelligence;
    • singing skills;
    • sensitivity to the beat and beat groups;
    • expressive movement;
    • musical memory;
    • preferences; and
    • neurological connections.

Goals for Children

  • To experience activities that will prepare children for the later development of:
    • accurate rhythmic skills
    • accurate singing skills; and
    • sensitivity to the expressive qualities in music.

This is a six-eight week class with a maximum of ten participants (and their parents). The songs and rhymes have been gathered over the past twenty years by John M. Feierabend.

 

 

Source: First Steps in Music by John M. Feierabend