HOW WILL MUSIC MAKERS: AT HOME IN AMERICA BENEFIT MY CHILD?
Learn about the music, instruments, history, food, culture, and customs of a variety of countries and ethnicities, including the United States.
Children enjoy intricately choreographed social dances with scarves and hoops.
Early multi-cultural education promotes tolerance and respect for others.
Children learn vocabulary, songs, poems, and stories from other languages.
Class involves in-depth studies of many different composers and performers, including Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Strauss, Beethoven, Dvorak, Copland, Louis Armstrong, Scott Joplin, and others.
Students study national heroes and historical figures of America and other countries.
Students learn the geography and landmarks of each country, including the U.S.
Students listen to lesser-known instruments like the zither, Irish harp, pipe organ, Indian flute, harpsichord, Scottish bagpipes, and tubular bells.
Students learn to read and write music using flashcards and song pages.
Students begin to play in ensembles using the glockenspiel, resonator bars, metallophone, maracas, bongos, triangle, guiro, rattles, jingles, drums, rain stick, sand blocks, and rhythm sticks and occasionally keyboards.