A fun, musically enriched environment for children ages newborn to four years. Singing, movement, rhythm instruments, scarves and playful props encourage children to experiment with music in their own ways. Children observe others keeping beat and singing and are encouraged to join in whenever they are ready. Even the youngest children will benefit from listening to the wide variety of quality music from around the globe. Parents join in the fun by learning new songs and playful ways to encourage their children’s musicality. The Music Pups program is offered in 10 week “blocks” beginning in October, January and April. Summer classes are available.
**Please note that this class is offered at two locations: 1) Jennifer’s Music Studio, and 2) Saanich Commonwealth Place. In order to register for a Tuesday class held at SCP, please visit the Saanich Recreation website to register for the class you would like. When you link to the Saanich RecOnline site, you will want to search for the “Music Pups” classes under the “Early Childhood” category.
To register for Wednesday or Saturday Music Pups classes at Jennifer’s Music Studio, contact Jennifer Yuen at 250.380.1189 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An exciting and innovative pre-school music program for children 2 through 4 years old. Through singing, rhythm and listening activities, children are introduced to the exciting world of music. This specially developed music curriculum includes stories, songs and games. The group encourages listening awareness, development of fine motor skills, and social interaction while helping to develop attention span and confidence. The Sunrise program is offered in 10 week “blocks” beginning in October, January and April. Summer classes are available.
This beginners keyboard program includes large muscle experiences in beat and rhythm as well as fine motor experiences in rhythm instrument ensemble playing. By the end of the first year, Sunshines are playing in C major and middle C positions and are reading from the staff. Fun pre-reading experiences – such as like and different sorting, looking for patterns with colorful visual aids, gluing and coloring – are part of the program. The Sunshine program has two levels and each is a year long. The program takes place from September through June.
This keyboard program for kindergartners and first graders provides “big kid” lyrics to introduce concepts, finger numbers and keyboard geography. Songs and games are used to encourage and reinforce listening. Children will master the music alphabet from A to G and play C major and G major scales with bridges. The Sunbeam program has three levels and each is a year long. The program takes place from September through June.
Moonbeams want “quick results” and the songs, ensembles and keyboard repertoire are designed to support their growing sense of independence. The listening activities for this age group keep the “ears open” even as reading becomes the primary focus for gathering information. Children master the music alphabet from A to G, and play C major, G major, D major, F major, A minor and E minor scales with primary chord accompaniment. The Moonbeam program has three levels and each is a year long. The program takes place from September through June.