Parent and child (age 0-3.5) participate in a weekly interactive music class. Parents enjoy watching their babies develop rhythmic and melodic awareness, memory and social skills. Teachers work with parents to build a repertoire of lullabies, action songs and nursery rhymes. Parents are encouraged to use the Curriculum CD at home and to repeat the songs and rhymes daily. ($25 to purchase CD and booklet the first time a student enrolls.)
The outcomes of these activities include increased vocabulary, socially acceptable behavior and sensitive group participation at an early age. The most important skill for children at an early age is the ability to listen.
Benefits of long-term participation in Suzuki ECE: --Ability to listen --Rhythmic and melodic awareness --Memory skills --Increased vocabulary --Sensitive group participation --Social skills --Preparation for instrument study
How is Suzuki ECE different from other music classes? --Calm environment for learning --Active parent involvement --Active participation in music-making --Repetition of activities leads to mastery of skills which leads to confidence --Specific structure of the Suzuki ECE class builds child's ability to focus and increase concentration span --Encouragement of parent and child creates a positive environment for learning --Team Teaching (two teachers per class) approach allows for quick transitions between activities --Suzuki ECE Teachers have taken long-term training and are committed to on-going education.
Music, movement, and crafts accompany the reading of a children’s storybook.
Parents of children under age 5 requested to attend.
A different book will be featured each time.
Wednesday June 20 5:30-6:30pm
Tuesday, July 10, 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday, August 1, 5:30-6:30pm
Age: 3-7 year olds
Tuition: $5 per child
Please call to make a reservation. 651-690-4364
ROCK GUITAR - 2 workshops
Instructor: Ben Kunkel Level: ages 9-13, 1 yr prior experience, or consult with teacher.
Guitar students! This multi-level class will engage and inspire you by incorporating new styles into your playing. A fresh, simple and fun approach, in two workshops.
One year of private lessons recommended.
Play the Beatles
Thursday June 21
Blues and Improvisation
Thursday June 28
Instructor: Tim Kraack
Learn how to compose your own pop songs this summer!
Students will study basics of pop song writing, learning covers of the songs of today as well as creating their own original compositions.
We will take apart the pieces that make up some simple pop song forms, and then play with putting the pieces back together getting creative with lyrics, instrumentation, chord progressions, and original melodies.
This class is intended for the the beginner, two or more years of private lesson instruction on any instrument recommended.
Two sections, divided by age. Instruments are provided.
ages 9-12: Mondays 5-5:30
ages 13-18: Mondays: 5:30-6 teens
Begins June 18, runs for 6 weeks.
A fun rhythm course with the goal of deepening students' understanding and control of rhythm.
This weekly ensemble class will have students playing bucket drums, shakers, and other percussive rhythmic instruments to focus on rhythmic accuracy and steady tempos, while also making creative music and learning how to improvise.