Sound Beginnings PRESCHOOL Music
Poppies Sound Beginnings Preschool Music
Education through musical play!
AGES 30 mo (2 1/2 years) - 4 years
Parents/caregiver attend weekly with child
Register is now open for Session 2
beginning March 15, 2021
Parents attend weekly. (no siblings, please, unless enrolled)
Two 10-week sessions
Spring Session I: January 4 - March 12 (class closed)
Spring Session II: March 15 - May 28
Mondays: 10:00 - 10:45am
Thursdays: 10:00 - 10:45am
Fridays: 11:15 - 12:00pm
Saturdays: Music for Families: 10:00 - 10:45 and 11:15 - 12:00pm (check this class out as an alternative for 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.
Tuition: $219 per session
Registration Fee: $15 per session
Tuition and registration fee must be paid in full at time of enrollment
Materials fee: $42.50
(Materials are ordered and paid through Let's Play Music - instructions given after registration)
Summer Session begins June 7.
Sound Beginnings is organized into six non-sequential semesters, each lasting 20 weeks, and provides experience with important music concepts, as well as Literacy and Kindergarten skills. We split the 20 weeks in half, offering two 10 week sessions. We ask for the full 10 week commitment.
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 2021 Spring Sessions will be Gold Stars! Our themes for Gold Stars are space and stars, Chinese, telling time, and traveling! Our semester instrument is finger cymbals.
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: Parent or caregiver attend class weekly with their young child. Listen to the CD at home and do weekly homework assignments.
Complete registration, after which 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/ December 15 or March 7 for Spring Sessions, 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.
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.
Spring, 2021 Schedule
January 4 - March 12
March 15 - May 24
Please refer to our studio calendar for holiday closures