August 15, 2010 - Fall Music & Movement Class Begin September 20th at the Concord Community Music School
Concord, NH. Music & Movement classes, taught by Heather Oberheim, Director of the Early Childhood Program at the Music School, get underway the week of September 20th. With classes scheduled throughout the week, mornings and afternoons, for children ranging in age from 6 months to 7 years, there is a place for you and your children at the Music School this fall. The week of September 20th all Music & Movement classes will be offered free of charge to new students with no obligation, and registration materials will be available. Classes run for 14 weeks. For a schedule of classes and to register for classes in advance, call the Music School at 228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.
For children 6 months through 4 years Music & Movement offers parents, grandparents, and caregivers the opportunity to bond with their child or children through music. Ms. Oberheim uses lap bounces, dancing and finger plays while singing a collection of traditional childhood songs to support early learning experiences such as counting and rhyming. Songs and rhymes learned while in class each week can enrich family life at home. A class for siblings, “Swinging Siblings,” offers a music outlet for families with two or more small children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years a chance to explore music together.
Children ages 4 - 7 are invited to attend Music & Movement programs in classes that make strong connections between the songs, games, dances, and movement activities and the formalized language of music. Children begin to learn music terms, rhythm notation, and pre-reading skills as they sing, play, and move. “Music & Art’ explores the connection between these two creative disciplines. Children will paint, draw and create instruments, as well as make music in response to the art around them. Each class is designed to appeal to children at an appropriate developmental level while giving caregivers an opportunity to engage with or observe their children as they learn and move through music. New this fall: “Creative Story Makers” for children ages 3 - 6 will teach children to use their imaginations to explore music, instruments, books, dance and drama. They will create stories through music, create scenes through dance, and bring a book to life.