The Sunshine Music Class is a beginners keyboard program that introduces young children to music in a positive way. Students ages 3 1/2 to 4 benefit from contact with other children and parents in a class environment.
Sunshine students learn the music alphabet from A-G, recognize patterns by ear and are able to play them on the keyboard. They learn listening skills and team participation.
The program includes:
- large muscle movements
- in beat and rhythm
- teaching fine motor movements
- in rhythm instrument ensemble playing
Students learn fun songs that help reinforce concepts, as well as enhance fine motor skills in individual fingers through games and finger play. By the end of the year, Sunshines are playing in C major and middle C positions and are reading from the staff.
Regular keyboard practice is a required element of this program, but practices should be kept short (5-10 minutes a day) and fun!! Students will get to play in a recital at the end of the music year.
For more information or to sign your child up for Sunshine Music Classes, call Pickering Music House in Pickering, ON.