Music Enrichment

Our Music Program

Psychologists, neuroscientists, and experts in early childhood development agree that music can help develop young minds. Music helps brain cells make the connections needed for virtually every kind of intelligence. When young children are consistently engaged by music in an age-appropriate, socially accepting environment, they benefit at many levels:

  • They gain the phonological processing, spoken language, and comprehension skills that are the foundation of reading.
  • They build the spatial-temporal and reasoning skills required for math, science, and engineering.
  • They develop social and emotional skills that are essential for school readiness—like the ability to regulate their responses and relate to others in complex ways.

At Creative Expressions, children move and dance to music and play simple instruments, which has been shown to improve both gross and fine motor skills.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Songs and rhymes to develop phonetic awareness and early reading skills,
  • Tapping, clacking, and ringing rhythm instruments in time with music to improve hand-eye coordination,
  • Focused listening with music to improve skills in following directions,
  • Instrument play to strengthen fine motor skills,
  • Developmentally-appropriate songs to develop vocal chords and expressive speech,
  • Learning that emphasizes storytelling, imaginative play, and taking turns,
  • Knowledge of Music Appreciation and composers.

 

Optional Music Program

Utilizing a small-group approach to music education, Creative Expressions Music for Little Mozarts builds a musical foundation that will serve your child for years to come. This is a pressure-free class where your child will develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers. Each session lasts 8 weeks and there is a recital at the end of the session.

Age range: 3 to 7 years old
Class size: Maximum 4 students per class
Class length: 20-30 minutes

WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE IN CLASS

  • Singing and vocal development. It may sound like a foreign language when your child sings “ta” and “ti-ti,” but he’s using the language of professional musicians and composers and getting ready to read and write simple rhythm patterns.
  • Movement. You’ll see your child dance expressively to music, giving him the practice he needs to coordinate his body movements to the sound of music. This kind of musical play not only improves musicianship, but his physical coordination as well. Reading and writing. He’ll learn melodic notation and identify pitches such as the C, A, and D notes on the treble clef, plus rhythmic notation. Eventually he’ll even compose his own music.
  • Reading and writing. He’ll learn melodic notation and identify pitches such as the C, A, and D notes on the treble clef, plus rhythmic notation. Eventually he’ll even compose his own music.
  • Focused listening. Your child will learn to identify a range of orchestra instruments and their sound qualities, while also gaining an early awareness and knowledge of composers and masterworks in Western arts tradition.
  • Playing the piano, playing music games, completing activities, movement, and art.

 

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 PLUS THROUGH ADULTS.