These fun classes explore music through musical movement, singing, expressive movement, song games, imaginary play and musical instrument play. Through song, instrumental play, and creative movement we explore the concepts of pitch, rhythm, timbre, tempo, beat, and improvisation. Class includes play with a wide range of non-pitched percussion instruments and the introduction of pitched percussion instruments (xylophones).
Class will consists of welcome and warm-up, greeting songs with students names using pre-Kodály hand signs; singing (using stories, in unison, round, using Kodály hand signs), movements (using scarves, games, other percussion instruments, e.g. shakers, bean bags ), playing instruments (percussion:non-pitched and pitched, Orff, handbells), listening/music appreciation/music theory.