Instuctor: Annie Venable
Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)
Material Fee: $15/semester; used to purchase music, classroom supplies, and craft supplies.
Required Text/Supplies: None
Pre-Requisites: If the maturity isn't quite there at three years old, the parent can stay for the first few classes to see if the class is a good fit.
Description: Students will have fun making a “joyful noise” while being introduced to the concepts of pitch, rhythm, and dynamics. We will consistently utilize items such as rhythm instruments, ribbon sticks, scarves, bean bags, a parachute, and hand bells. In addition to learning traditional children’s songs, music will be used as a medium to help the little ones hide God’s word in their hearts. I especially enjoy teaching Bible verses and other concepts (colors of the rainbow, names of the planets, etc.) through songs. Active preschoolers will be kept engaged not only through music and motion, but also by the construction of several simple musical crafts. Students will have the opportunity to perform in casual settings and we may even participate in singing Christmas carols or other songs at a nursing home; however, this class is non-performance based so performing in public is never “required”. Parents will be provided with a CD or links to the music that we are learning so the children can enjoy the songs at home. The Materials fee is $15.00/semester and will be used to purchase music, classroom supplies, and craft supplies. I look forward to a great year making music together!
The theme of our class is “Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord!” (Eph. 5:19)