Young Child

Singing and vocal development

It may sound like a foreign language when a child sings “ta” and “ti-ti,” but this is the language of professional musicians and composers and getting young children ready to read and write simple rhythm patterns.


See children dance expressively to music, giving them the practice they needs to coordinate their body movements to the sound of music. This kind of musical play not only improves musicianship, but physical coordination as well.

Reading and writing

Young children will learn melodic notation and identify pitches such as the C, A, and D notes on the treble clef, plus rhythmic notation. Eventually even composing their own music.

Focused listening

Children will learn to identify a range of orchestra instruments and their sound qualities, while also gaining an early awareness and knowledge of composers and masterworks in Western arts tradition.

Exploring and playing musical instruments

Authentic percussion, string, pre-keyboard, and woodwind instruments expose children to the many choices for future musical study, and at the same time provide them with the opportunity to musically succeed before taking on more formal instruction.

Curriculum Description

Age Range

5 to 7 years

Class Structure

Four 15-week semesters. While each semester builds on the previous, there is sufficient review for new students to be added each semester.

Class Length

60-75 minute class each week

Class Size

12 children maximum

Young Child

Semester 3

Age: 5 – 7+ yrs Kindergarten
10-week Session
Class meets once a week without parent or caregiver
Classes beginning September 24


Semester 1

Young Child Semester 1 Class will be offered in Fall 2020



SKU N/A Category

Welcome to Kindermusik for the Young Child! Between the ages of four-and-a-half and seven years, the young child learns music best when he or she is actively engaged in making music. While the need for more concrete information and skill development is at hand, play remains the primary way the young child learns. Throughout this curriculum, there is a consistent effort to balance active learning that combines the feeling (affective) and reasoning (cognitive) aspects of the child’s development. Kindermusik for the Young Child is not an end product of the Kindermusik experience, but rather a bridge between the music play of early childhood and the more formal musical experiences of the middle childhood years.

Using a small-group approach to music education, Kindermusik for the Young Child provides a pressure-free class where your child can develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers.
The program is designed to prepare the young child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but is not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend the last 10-15 minutes of class.

Additional information

Thursdays 3:45 – 4:45 pm (Semester 3)