Children in Preschool learn best through music and movement. Guiding their musical experience through age appropriate music lessons fosters a lifetime love of music while helping your child develop in every area — not just cognitively, but emotionally, and socially too. Music Rhapsody’s award-winning program introduces music in a natural way that is both fun and rewarding.
At this age, a child’s imagination and memory are developing, as well as their ability for story-telling. Through singing activities, Music Rhapsody’s program introduces animals and nature themed songs, seasonal songs, singing games, children’s folksongs, and holiday tunes. Through a game-like approach, often using puppets and other imaginative visuals, children become more aware of their voices, including their pitch, while developing their listening skills.
Children are naturally drawn to music, and your child will especially love playing the percussion and Orff instruments used in our lessons. Children develop the skills to play specific parts as well as improvise. Repeating patterns and counting beats help develop math and literacy skills. In addition, mastering a steady beat is fundamental to a lifetime of music making.
As mentioned earlier, children at this age are learning to use their imagination, and developing their ability for self-expression. For this reason, preschoolers learn best through music and movement. Music Rhapsody supports this learning through activities that stimulate creative movement, storytelling, and imagery to promote expressiveness. The movement activities presented in class are designed to develop motor skills, coordination, and body awareness.
Furthermore, just as children learn to speak before they read, children enrolled in Music Rhapsody’s program, experience and learn to make music before learning to read music. This promotes a natural and successful process of learning music, while enforcing your child’s development of listening skills and auditory understanding. Listening to music develops thinking skills. While songs, rhymes, and finger plays strengthen memory.
Lastly, it is important to note that the key to success is repetition. And, children love what they know! For this reason we recommend you reinforce musical concepts, singing, playing, and movement from our lessons by using the CDs and instruments outside of our music time together.
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