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Let's Play Music: Musicianship and Piano Course 4-6 years old

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Enrollment opens March 2022. Get on the WAITLIST now! 

https://www.new.letsplaymusicsite.com/lets-play-music

Aug 2022-May 2023

1st Year Let's Play Music

Ages 4-6

 Thurs @ 6-6:45pm 


2nd Year Let's Play Music

Ages 5-7

 *must complete 1st year*

Weds @ 6-6:50 pm


3rd Year Let's Play Music

Ages 6-8

 *must complete 1st & 2nd year*

Tues @ 5:15-6:10pm

Tues @ 6:15-7:10pm


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Aug 2021-May 2022 

1st Year Let's Play Music

Ages 4-6

FULL Weds @ 5:15-6pm 


2nd Year Let's Play Music

Ages 5-7

FULL *must complete 1st year*

Tues @ 5:15-6:05 pm

Tues @ 6:15- 7:05 pm


3rd Year Let's Play Music

Ages 6-8

FULL *must complete 1st & 2nd year*

Thurs @ 6-6:55 

Overview

Let's Play Music is a music theory and piano course that emphasizes total musicianship through piano playing, singing, classical music, note reading and ear training... and it's accomplished through play! 

 Children learn most effectively when they are playing! If you were to peek in on a Let's Play Music class, you would see jumping, singing, skipping, storytelling, and laughing! Music educators have taught that the young child learns best through play, experience and discovery. As musical concepts and skills are presented in a playful, joyful setting, children absorb knowledge and ability

♪ 1st year: classes are 45 minutes per week. 15 classes in Fall. 15 classes in Winter. With an end of year celebration (recital).

♪ 2nd year: classes are 50 minutes per week. 15 classes in Fall. 15 classes in Winter. With an end of year celebration (recital).

♪3rd year: classes are 55 minutes per week. 15 classes in Fall. 15 classes in Winter. With an end of year celebration (recital)

*follows the Avon school calendar for Holidays.


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Materials and Fees

Registration, Enrollment and Materials


Course Overview

1st Year Ages 4-6: Red Balloons & Blue Bugs

In First Year, classes are 45 min. long. A caregiver attends every other week with their student. This year sets the theory foundation.









The focus is internal music skills:

♪ Sing in tune

♪ Keep a steady beat, clap complex rhythm, subdivide

♪ Recognize I, IV, V chords by sound/ structure and their function

♪ Solfege (Do, Re, Mi) and hand signs

♪ Cadence patterns with strong pull to DO

♪ Sing in harmony and begin to read music through interval note relationships (steps, skips, leaps) with tone bells


2nd year: Green Turtle Shells & Yellow Arrows  

In Second Year, classes are 50 minutes long and a caregiver attends once a month with their student. Must have completed 1st year to enroll.






The focus is beginning keyboard skills:

♪ Transfer skills from 1st year bells and autoharp the piano

♪ Learn keyboard geography and letter names of notes on piano 

♪ Self-Accompany (play chords while singing melody)

♪ First semester are songs with right hand chords- blocked and broken

♪ Second semester adds left hand chords with right hand melody or chords

♪ Sight reading melodic intervals with a puppet names Echo Edna


3rd year: Purple Magic & Orange Roots  

 In Third Year, classes are 55 minutes long and caregivers attend approx. once a month with their student. Completion of 1st and 2nd years required to enroll.







The Third Year Focus is: The Complete Musician

♪ Identify note names on the Grand Staff

♪ Sight read and improvise with puppet Echo Edison

♪ Take rhythmic, melodic and harmonic dictation

♪ Play primary chords in 5 keys

♪ Transpose beginning level pieces

♪ Learn traditional counting and note names (quarter note, half note, eighth notes, sixteenth notes)

♪ Musical form and expression through classical music

♪ Chord theory and inversions

♪ Compose an original piece


Class Calendar

*Meets weekly and follows Avon School Corporation Calendar for Holidays. 15 classes each semester

Turquoise = Sound Beginnings (Aug- Dec Fall semester, Jan-May Winter semester)

Red & Blue = 1st Year Let's Play Music (Red Balloons & Blue Bugs) Parents attend odd lessons

Green & Yellow = 2nd Year Let's Play Music (Green Turtles & Yellow Arrows) Parents attend lessons 1, 5, 9, 13, 15

Purple & Gold = 3rd Year Let's Play Music (Purple Magic & Orange Roots) Parents attend lessons 1, 5, 9, 13, 15