Early CHildhood Music services 

What to expect!

Each lesson fosters the exploration of sounds and allows children the freedom to create their own music with their voice, body and carefully chosen instruments. With each visit I touch on one musical goal, for example: Beat, rhythm, timbre, pitch, tempo, meter, dynamics, improvisation, musical memory and much more. Majority of my visit focus on the pure enjoyment of music and the magical impact it has on the lives of children and adults.

Music with Infants & Toddlers

  • Welcome song- Hello Everybody 

  • Finger plays
    * Finger plays are apart of our folklore, children’s linguistic heritage. They introduce children to the natural rhythm of language, help develop fine motor & co-ordination skills and allow for social opportunities 

  • Bouncing games (also known as dandling games)
    *Bouncing games allow children to feel music through their bodies teaching beat, rhythm, musical memory while providing pure joy and curiosity 

  • Music that involves movement- walking, running and jumping to the music 

  • Singing simple songs 

  • Instrument exploration - shakers, bells, drums

  • Listening component- Introducing new sounds and songs

  • I may include puppets and other visual aids during the lesson 

  • Goodbye Song 

Music with Preschoolers 

  • Welcome song- Hello Everybody 

  • Finger plays 

  • Movement games-  Help foster fine and gross motor skills, co-ordination, body awareness, relating time, space, energy and relaxation

  • Singing component with and without instruments 

  • Musical games- Supports social interaction, role playing, being a leader, turn taking and increases self confidence 

  • Instrument exploration- shakers, bells, drums, rhythm sticks, glockenspiel and much more

  • Storytelling- Telling stories through puppets including singing and or movement

  • Listening component- Introducing new sounds and songs

  • Goodbye Song 

Music with Jk/Sk Children

  • Children ages 4-6 don’t need as many opportunities for repetition and learn musical concepts a lot quicker. 

  • Begin the lesson with a call and response song- This gives the children the opportunity to explore their singing voices and listen for note changes and patterns 

  • Movement games-  Movement games with older children involve props, role playing, large body movements and dance

  • Singing component with and without instruments 

  • Learning new and complex rhymes 

  • Musical games- Support social interaction, role playing, being a leader, turn taking and increases self confidence. 

  • Instrument exploration- Gathering drum, hand drums, timpani drum, tambourine, sand blocks, rhythm sticks, wood blocks and chime bars

  • Storytelling- Through musical books that involve group participation 

  • Listening component- Introducing new sounds and songs

  • Finish the lesson with a call and response song 

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