summer camps 2018


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Music Discovery

Join Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear as they take in the sights and sounds of the Bay Area! There will be fun songs, awesome games, and creative crafts, as well as beginning musical concepts and keyboard skills! These age-appropriate activities will provide opportunities for hands-on learning and collaborative play for our Music for Little Mozarts students. This camp is ideal for those looking to have an exposure to a variety of musical experiences in a fun, friendly and welcoming environment. The session is broken into short modules, including Singing, Listening, Movement, Rhythm Activities, Music Through Storytelling and Introductory Piano Class. 

Fall group classes 2018


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Early Childhood Music Education: Tiny Timpany

For ages birth-18 months

It's never too early to start building the brain's music and creativity development. In this parent co-op child developmentally appropriate music class we will sing, bounce, play and rock to songs, movement and interactions. It's great for parents who are eager and dedicated to providing the best start to their child's education while having family fun time.  

Little Crescendo

Early Childhood Music Education: My Little Crescendo

For ages 19 months - 5 years

Join us in this fun interactive parent co-op music and movement class.  We will begin our interdiction to music concepts through playful interactions learning pitch, ear training, basic music concepts, with songs, parachute, bean bags, scarves, simple rhythmic instruments.  Children will be introduced to a variety or instruments from string, percussion and the winds.

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Music Together

For ages 0-5 years

 

Music is a universal language.  It transcends boundaries and reaches beyond culture to touch the depths of our souls, express our common emotions, and inspire us all.  In our Music Together class, each child participates at his or her own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments. We welcome the whole family to join in this important family music experience, and any caregiver—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the child(ren) to class.

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My First Piano

For ages 5-7 years

My First Piano Group Class is a 12-week beginner piano class specifically designed for students with no musical experience. Students will learn to play simple tunes on the piano. Each lesson will include solfege singing, keyboard playing, note reading, rhythm ensembles, ear training and homework. The goal of the class is to prepare students to continue with private lessons. 

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My Opus Kids Choir

For ages 0-8 years

My Opus Choir (Ages 5-10) brings students together to sing traditional and popular songs in this vocal group for children. While being encouraged to "tell the story of the songs" through expression, students will learn basic music theory, learn to breathe properly, match pitches, and grow their confidence and stage presence. No experience necessary, just a love of singing! My Opus Choir performs at the Opus 1 Holiday Party and Recitals.

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Music for Young Children (MYC): Sunshine

For ages 3-4 years

Our MYC Sunshine class is a keyboard program for ages 3-4 and the starting point of the MYC® Method, building their foundation in music reading and playing the piano. Students experience movement through beats and rhythms, as well as developing their fine motor skills with rhythm instrument ensemble playing. Children start learning the geography of the piano and note-reading through our MYC Critters (and their stories that children can relate to). By the end of the Sunshine program (after 36 weeks), children are able to play their first scale (C Major) and are reading from the staff.  Once a child has finished Sunshine, they are ready to move onto Sunbeam.

 

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Music for Young Children (MYC): Sunbeams

For ages 5-6 years

Sunbeams is the entry point of the MYC® Method for ages 5-6. They are first introduced to piano geography and rhythms through our MYC Critters to help set their foundation of music knowledge and education; however, the pace of learning for these Sunbeams matches their developmental stages. Vocabulary development is the focus for this age group- at this stage we introduce “big kid” terminology to introduce concepts, finger numbers, and keyboard geography.  Once a child has finished Sunbeam, they are ready to move onto Private Lesson.

My Little Mozarts

My Little Mozarts

For ages 4-5 years

My Little Mozarts is a music program specifically designed for the preschool age group! This curriculum provides a balance between the discipline necessary for playing the piano and the enjoyment one receives from the process of music making. The course centers on the adventures of Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse™ as they learn about music.  Skills taught include keyboard performance, listening, pitch matching, keyboard technique, singing, rhythm, movement, and music appreciation. Children will play pieces at the piano

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My First Guitar

For ages 8-12

My First Guitar Group Class (MFG) is a beginner guitar class for students with no experience. The class will cover basic technical aspects of guitar playing: posture, hand position, strumming, and picking. Students will play through music learning simple chords to put to songs, rhythm, and sing along with your guitar. In addition to performance, students will learn about different forms and styles of music through listening exercises. The goal of the class is to develop an appreciation for the guitar through this introduction class. Nylon string guitar is recommended.