Why Should My Young Child Take a Music Class?
Plato once said that music “is a more potent instrument than any other for education.” Children are born with an aptitude for music, but that potential diminishes if it is not nurtured in the first nine years. In fact, the most important period is the first 2–3 years, according to Edwin Gordon, a world-renowned music educator, researcher, and author. Fostering the musical potential of young children will help them become more well rounded human beings.
Today’s music educators recommend the following music activities for preschoolers:
- Singing simple songs
- Rhythm and melodic games
- Playing with instruments
- Focused listening games
The Musikgarten curriculum that the Moody Community Music School uses for the Early Childhood Music Classes includes all of the above plus biblical truths, prayer, and Christian songs.
Music has been an integral part of worshiping God since Old Testament times. Music classes nurture young children to better express their love for Jesus. In each class, trained Moody students share the love of God through this curriculum. Join us as we strive to further the gospel using this exciting and fun music program.
Class Schedule for Fall 2017:
Session 1: Fridays, 10:00 am-10:30 am
Session 2: Fridays, 10:00 am-10:30 am
(Break for missions conference)
Children ages 0-5 with caregiver Tuition* for 6 weeks: $50 per family
This program is designed to bring the joy of music and movement to very young children. Using the Musikgarten curriculum, the class activities include singing, movement, focused listening, simple instrument exploration, and creating an environment in which the child’s musical aptitude is nurtured and skills are developed.
Cassidy Reich will be teaching this Early Childhood Music Class. She is a student at Moody Bible Institute where she studies music. She is trained and supervised by Dr. Un-Young Whang, Ed.D., Professor of Music at Moody and instructor of Early Childhood Music.
Families are encouraged to purchase the Family Packet of a CD, a songbook and/or rhythmic sticks ($33 extra fee).
*Discounts of $10 per family for Moody students and employees. Discounts of $10 for referrals to early childhood music classes, if the referral family attends.*
Payment is due at the first class by check to Moody Bible Institute, or online at www.moodycommunitymusic.com/payment. (No Refunds)
This class is subject to cancellation if fewer than three families register.