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Newborn 

Ages 8 weeks - 6 months

Cost: $266 per semester

The first months are a perfect time to develop your child’s natural musical ability. This class will show parents how to support musical development while bonding with their new baby. Parents will engage in sensory activities appropriate for our youngest musicians! Classes are 30 minutes in length.

Little Canes Level I

Ages 8 weeks - 15 months

Cost: $266 per semester

This class provides a fun and relaxed environment for parents and children to explore music, movement, and play. Children will be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles and genres that will build a foundation for music appreciation and musicianship. We will use age-appropriate manipulatives such as drums, scarves, and rhythm instruments to experience music through movement activities and playing instruments. This class will provide a unique opportunity for parents and children to begin their musical journey together. Classes are 30 minutes in length.

Little Canes Level II

Ages 1 - 2 years

Walkers

Cost: $282 per semester

This class will provide an opportunity for children to explore a wide variety of musical styles such as classical, jazz, folk, children's classics, music from around the world, and contemporary genres.  Children will learn melodic and rhythmic skills through teacher-led circle songs, movement activities, and structured / free play on a wide variety of instruments.  Classes are 35 minutes in length.

Little Canes Level III

Ages 2 - 3 years

Cost: $282 per semester

This class will provide structured activities including various styles of music through sing-a-longs, chanting, large and small movement activities, dancing, marches, tonal and rhythm patterns, finger plays, and instrument play.Rhythmic and tonal patterns will be practiced to encouraging growth in musical understanding.  Movement and dance will provide a visual and visceral musical lesson in addition to being fun and engaging.Children and grown-ups will play instruments including resonator bells, drums and other percussive instruments, and dance with props including parachutes, ribbons and scarves.Classes are 35 minutes in length. Classes are 35 minutes in length.

Little Canes Level IV

Ages 4 - 5 years

Cost: $298 per semester

Building on the skills gained in Little Canes levels I, II, and III students will further their harmonic and rhythmic abilities through song and movement. Children will be introduced to pulse, rhythm, notation, and melody through the Kodály method from the Music is Fun curriculum. The Music is Fun series is based on the Kodály Concept of music education where notes are introduced in accordance with child developmental patterns, and children hear the sounds of music before they see music written on a page. The concepts are presented in a child friendly manner through a series of game songs.This class lays the foundation for music literacy. Classes are 40 minutes in length.

 

Contact Information:

Aileen Roberston
Manager 
Frost School of Music Preparatory Program
littlecanes@miami.edu
305-333-4901