The Amabile Choirs of London, Canada are excited to announce a new year of a music readiness program geared towards the early years and early primary years child. The philosophy for our program, Animato, (an Italian term meaning animated and lively) is built upon the belief that play-based learning is a vehicle for exploring, learning, developing new skills and connecting with others.
Our program is designed to introduce children ages 5 – 7 to essential musical skills, build a solid foundation and give them their first exposure to choral music in a non-performance setting. Taught by specialists in the early childhood music methodologies such as Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze, the classes will not only develop musical skills, but also allow the child self-expression, creativity and confidence. Through play-based activities the children will use movement, singing and instruments to explore basic musical concepts such as tempo, rhythm, dynamics, notation and form. Each class is designed to be playful and enjoyable to children, while providing a carefully planned curriculum that includes developmentally appropriate activities.
We have developed a partnership with The London Children’s Museum and we believe the pairing of these two fine institutions of early learning will be an attractive option for families looking for quality early music education.
Classes will meet once a week. Each lesson is created to combine the learning of musical skills, group singing, and play-like activities. In the first part of each lesson, students will learn about pitch exploration, proper breathing and singer’s posture as they participate in singing activities. The second half of each class is devoted to play-based learning and developing basic music reading skills through creative movement, musical games, improvisation and playing simple percussion instruments or barred instruments. (Click the Session Descriptions graphic to learn more)
The Animato program will consist of 3 sessions (8 weeks in length), all focusing on specific areas of the music curriculum, and we’re just getting into our third and final session for this choir season. The classes are intended for children ages 5 – 7. A minimum of 10 students will be needed to run each session. The maximum class size is 15 students. The tuition cost is $150 per student, which included a non-refundable $50 registration fee per session.
All sessions will be offered at the London Children’s Museum on Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 10:00.
Registration Form Link: http://goo.gl/forms/Q3Z2BiUQwX