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Music Wonderland (MW – Age 3) is designed to provide children with an introduction to music in a positive and enjoyable atmosphere. Together with their parents, children experience singing, introductory keyboard activities, movement, and listening to music. Music Wonderland lays the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyable music making through these carefully planned activities.
Course length: Two, 19-class semesters
Class schedule: One 45-minute class per week
Parent participation: A parent, guardian, or caregiver is required to attend each class with his/her child to serve as a learning partner. Periodic parent meetings cover subjects such as how to participate in class and how to assist at home.
Student Age: Children must have reached their 3rd birthday by September 1st for fall semester classes and by January 1st for a spring semester start. This requirement helps ensure that children will not be exposed to unnecessary frustration by being enrolled in a program for which they are not physically or socially ready.
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As this is a most significant period of aural development, a rich and varied array of listening activities develops sensitivity and listening ability and enables students to perceive music’s power to vividly express images and emotions.
Because of the importance of the parent in the life of a child this age, interaction between parent and child is an important focus in the group lessons. Also, through the group lessons children develop the basic skills of relating to other children and adults.
Children experience sound through the keyboard and are introduced to the fun of keyboard playing. Appropriate to this stage in their physical development, initial playing activities engage the use of large motor skills.
Cultivation of the Imagination
Recognizing the significance of fantasy, play, and the imagination in the learning of children of this age, the activities, textbooks, and music are filled with suitable colorful, playful imagery, sounds, and subjects.
Grouping: Students are grouped according to age and maturity. Classes are occasionally regrouped to provide the best learning situation.
Upon Completion of the Course
For students and parents, the course establishes an outstanding foundation and motivation for enriched study and skill development in the Junior Music Course.
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