Music & Movement
Children are joyous and curious individuals who are ready to explore the world around them. Just as each child is unique, NMS teachers draw from the great giants of early childhood music educators to create a curriculum that is uniquely suited to each group of students. Elements of Orff, Dalcroze, Feierabend, Suzuki and others are employed to create a personalized blend. Classes for younger children (ages 6 months through 3½ years) are designed to include a parent or other adult. Older children (ages 3 through 6) continue their musical development and explore their independence in classes without a parent present.
Music in Motion I and II
Action packed! Children march, bounce, jump, run and shake using props such as scarves, hoops and ribbons. As children continue to grow, this class broadens their musical understanding of pitch, phrasing, tempo and dynamics. This class serves as both a pre-instrumental and pre-dance experience.
Music in Motion III
Preschoolers are exposed to a world of dramatic and imaginative play, using their natural creativity to explore the world of music. Pitch, rhythm and beat-keeping are further expanded through stories, singing and instrument play. Skipping, leaping, galloping and group circle dances expand their movement repertoire. In this class we take advantage of the great learning environment of NMS and visit other teaching studios where students are introduced to a range of instruments by skilled teachers.
Yoga Musical Adventures
Yoga Musical Adventures will help your child be active, relieve stress and stay positive! Children will learn basic yoga positions and relaxations through simple and fun stories intertwined with songs. Have your child dress comfortably in order to get down on a mat and exercise.