Preschool Music Classes
If you’re interested in a tried and true way to get your child so ready for formal piano lessons that their first experience on a piano bench is a pleasure and a delight, read on.
Give Your Child a Solid Music Foundation
As a piano teacher, I know how overwhelming beginning piano lessons can be. New students have to learn how to navigate the pattern of the keyboard, how to determine when a note goes up or goes down, how to make loud and soft sounds, how to play quickly and how to play slowly. There are different ways to play a note. Students have to learn a new way of numbering their fingers. Navigating different rhythms can be tricky.
In this weekly preschool class, I purposely bypass the overwhelm and give your child a solid music base that will guarantee that they will be more than ready to begin formal lessons by the time they start kindergarten.
I take all of the concepts found in the early stages of piano lessons and teach them through games, music, movement, and crafts…all of the activities that preschoolers love. Each weekly lesson uses safari animals to help reinforce the musical concept we learn that day.
The best part is that these kids don’t stress out about learning music. It is fun and enjoyable and they happily come to class each week!
What ages are best suited for these preschool music classes?
3- and 4-year olds that are two years away from starting kindergarten
4- and 5-year olds who are one year away from starting kindergarten
Signing your child up as a PreK 3 gives them the most comprehensive experience, but the beauty of these classes is that they can be joined at any time.
The PreK 3 and PreK 4 classes are introduced to sixteen different musical topics each week of the first semester. For the second sixteen weeks of the school year, they repeat the same topics, but they are introduced to the next level of that musical concept. Thus, by the time they complete a school year’s worth of class, they are more solid in musical terminology and music theory because they’ve been able to review and build as they’ve gone along.
How much does it cost?
Tuition is $80 a month with a $35 registration fee. You can choose to make your monthly tuition payment on the 1st or the 15th of each month
Um, I don’t have a piano…is that a problem?
No piano, no problem! These classes will not teach your child how to play AT the piano, but they do give your child all of the music fundamentals that will set them up for success in learning any instrument!
By the time they are ready to start kindergarten, you will be able to go to any music teacher of any instrument and present your child as a student who is ready to jump right into learning how to play. You also have some time between now and then to find a great piano for your family (and I can help you with that, too!).
There is no requirement for your child to practice. They will absorb everything they need to know to be ready for formal lessons just by being in class each week.
**Covid-19 Modifications to Preschool Music Classes 2020-2021**
Young children thrive on predicability and routine.
Due to the constantly shifting state of this virus in our area, and in an attempt to provide predicability and routine, preschool music classes will be held entirely online via Zoom until pandemic status is lifted.
Prior to the start of classes the week of August 17, 2020, I will deliver a “Class in a Box” package to your child that has all of the worksheets, games, activities, crafts, rhythm instruments, and snacks in it for the first 16 weeks. Each week, just take the packet for that week out and you’ll be ready to go for our online class! (I will deliver a second “Class in a Box” before we start our second sixteen week semester.)
As a parent, you will need to be available to sit with and help your child with the worksheets and crafts during the call, as well as being able to help them navigate the tech side of things (I periodically ask them to mute themselves).
What people are saying about Preschool Music Classes
“My daughter loves Miss Mindy and her preschool music class. She learns a lot each week and always looks forward to their class. Mindy loves each of the kids she works with and I think she gets the best out of them because of that! We would highly recommend her to anyone.”
“My daughter has loved every minute and she is learning so quickly! 😊”
“My daughter loves the class and says that music is her favorite activity. I love that she is learning so much and building a solid foundation for her future academic and music success. Mindy does all of this in a fun, active and engaging environment; I am beyond happy with the class! I look forward to my younger children experiencing this class.“