Mr. Jim is busy helping to foster a love and appreciation of music in all of our students. All of our children love to sing basic melodies and participate in fun movement songs. To learn about melody, we enjoy lots of singing while also playing a variety of percussion instruments. Students are taught about high and low sounds and dynamics(volume) loud & soft. The classes are invited to play simple percussion instruments and keep the steady beat while Mr. Jim plays his keyboard as an accompaniment to them.
Our preschool and kindergarten students are enjoying the above as well as learning how to play a woodwind instrument and/or keyboards. Our program is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of music through using color and color matching to help with note reading. The children are learning to match the color music note to the color key on their instrument. To advance what the kindergarten students are learning they add the musical letter names to their note reading.
Here are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the school year.
• Movement and music
• Learning to sing and listen
• Making music with percussion instruments
• Singing and playing simple melodies