Sound Beginnings PRESCHOOL Music
Poppies Sound Beginnings Preschool Music
Education through musical play!
AGES 3-4 YEARS
Parents attend weekly with child
Registration is now open for Fall, 2020! See below for details.
Parents attend weekly. (no siblings, please, unless enrolled)
Thursdays: 10:00 - 10:45am
Fridays: 11:15 - 12:00pm
Saturdays: Music for Families: 10:15-11:00am (check this class out as an alternative for Periwinkles and Poppies Preschool class)
These classes are taught by the fantastic Ms. Jessica
Please denote a first choice and a second choice when choosing class times.
$65/month ($325/Semester) *Tuition is pro-rated
$20 Registration Fee
$42.50 Materials Fee per family
(ordered and paid through Let's Play Music - instructions given after registration)
$25 Recital Fee due in April
Monday/Tuesday classes begin August 10, 2020
Wednesday - Friday classes begin August 19, 2020
Fall Semester runs through December 11, 2020
Spring Semester is January 11 - May 7, 2021
Poppies Recital: April 30, 2021
*Bonus week is May 10 - 14
In addition to what is spelled out on our Home Page, here is what we will be doing specifically in our Periwinkles and Poppies classes to make every effort to be a Safe Studio for you and your children.
Sound Beginnings is organized into six non-sequential semesters, each lasting 15 weeks, and provides experience with important music concepts, as well as Literacy and Kindergarten skills.
Each semester provides the following:
Literacy and Kindergarten Skills: In class we read stories and practice our ABC's and letter sounds.
Rhythm and Beat: We use our bodies and instruments to feel and perform a steady beat.
Vocal and Pitch Development: We sing! A lot! (Parents are encouraged and expected to sing, too! :) We learn solfege (the do, re, mi language) along with the Curwen hand signs that go with each syllable.
Fine Motor Skills: We learn nursery rhymes with finger plays and practice making the ABC's using American Sign Language
Gross Motor Skills: Each week, we jump, dance, and move around to music.
Classical Music Experience: Our 'Smart Moves' dances expose us to classical music and teach us to interpret it.
Parent Bonding: This class is for children and their 'grown up' to enjoy together. During parent weeks, we focus on building and strengthening these relationships in class.
Each semester explores the elements of music: rhythm, pitch, harmony, form, dynamics and tone color. Specific concepts and skills taught include in-tune singing, timbre, beat, fast/slow, theme and form, counting, primary colors, name-recognition, and much more.
Our 2020 Fall Semester will be Black Spiders. We will learn about manners, opposites, and the months of the year! Our semester instrument is the tambourine.
Researchers, teachers and parents are discovering that music education promotes:
If you have a young 3-year-old, and are trying to decide whether to enroll your child in Poppies, a good gauge to use is possibly this: Is your child "active"? A "runner"? Is he/she able to participate in group activities? Periwinkles is an excellent choice to prepare your active young 3 year old for Poppies. It is important that your child have good listening skills and is able to follow directions before enrolling in Poppies. If your child has limited preschool experience and you are questioning if he/she is ready for a more disciplined music class, we would recommend you enrolling in Periwinkles first, and the teacher can help you decide when your child is ready to move into the more structured Poppies class.
Classes held once a week and are 45 minutes long. Parents attend weekly. One parent per child, please, and no siblings as we practice social distancing.
Parent Involvement: Due to COVID-19, we now ask that parents attend class every week with their child, play the CD and encourage the singing of class songs and activities at home. Weekly "homework" is encouraged.
Complete registration. After you have paid the registration fee, our office will email you with detailed instruction on how to order your class materials. After your class materials have been ordered, your space will be reserved in the class. You must order your materials no later than July 25 for Fall Semester, 2020 and December 28 for Spring Semester, 2021 to guarantee receiving them on the first day of class. If you order after that date, a $5.00 processing fee will be applied, and you will receive your materials ASAP. Afternoon classes, please note on your registration form if you will require childcare for younger siblings during the parent attended weeks.
This is a delightful parent/child class in which the parent plays a vital role in the success of the child. The teacher coaches and guides the parent in helping the child during music and movement activities. The parent is the most important teacher in the young child's life. We ask that the parents participate in class every week.
Fall Semester: Monday and Tuesday classes begin August 10, 2020
Wednesday through Friday classes begin August 19, 2020
Fall Semester ends December 11, 2020
Spring Semester: Jan. 11 - May 7, 2021
Bonus Week: May 10 - 14, 2021
Poppies Recital: April 30, 2021
Please refer to our studio calendar for holiday closures