A Magical Connection of Math & Science through Music
MusicFunTime – an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum, has music classes for kids 18 months to 7 years old. Music FunTime is not a simple play group where children sing, dance, jump & play instruments. Our program is based on Johns-Hopkins Research that children 7 and under can learn to read music notation and symbols, play instruments, while fostering their ability to grasp math and science as they develop.
Our special “musical crafts” lessons teach children music theory in a fun, artistic way. Kids love it!
We teach your child to read music in the same manner they are taught letters, numbers, colors, shapes, etc. We have created an array of colorful music teaching tools and worksheets that teach rhythm, pitch, notation, symbols and key signatures.
The rhythm component is taught by doing fun games with rhythm sticks, triangles, shakers, hand drums, etc.
For the melody component they learn the concepts through lots of singing. They will learn high - low, loud - soft, pitch, major - minor, etc.
For notation they learn how to recognize musical symbols such as treble clef, bass clef, half note, whole note, etc. (Much the same as learning your alphabet before you learn how to read.)
We also teach them how to recognize all the instruments of the orchestra both by sight and sound. For example, by the end of the program they can quickly tell you if the sound they hear is a trumpet or saxophone.
The preschool music classes are taught by our instructors with university degrees in music who love working with young children. The instructors are patient, fun and very encouraging. The preschool music program prepares students to go on into private instrument lessons when they are older.
Students are given a backpack of rhythm instruments at registration to use in class and at home. Throughout the course, additional instruments are provided adding variety, diversity and fun! All students are introduced to piano, guitar, percussion, violin, bells, kazoos, flutophones and recorders.s
For scheduling convenience students can choose to do our Song & Dance program which includes the preschool music program followed or preceded by a class in preschool dance.