Music Wonderland For Ages 3-4
Music Wonderland is a world-renowned music program for children specifically designed to nurture this important developmental stage by learning and enjoying music lessons with parents and new friends.
Music Wonderland begins teaching music through a very natural approach. We invite our students to listen and react to music through body movement and keyboards. Children will be able to learn the concepts of speed (fast and slow), intensity (strong and weak) and feeling (smooth and bouncy) through the use of expressive music.
Between the ages of three and five, a child’s ear is at its peak level for development and sensitivity. This music program makes learning music as natural to a child as learning their first language. Having the opportunity to sing and play music at this age enhances aural development, making it easier for them to listen and mimic the sounds they hear with their voice or on the keyboard.
Group classes promote teamwork, develop a sense of community between students, and encourage children to express themselves in front of their peers. Learning and playing music with other children their age will give them the confidence to express themselves in music class and different group environments.
Additional Course Information
The Yamaha Music Education System is a comprehensive teaching method that includes singing, ear training, music appreciation and movement. Their method of teaching encourages students to become a part of the musical community through group classes, ensembles, parents, teachers, friends and concerts. In the beginning, the keyboard is used as tool to develop a wide range of musical abilities.
Private lessons are an important part of Yamaha training; however, they are added later when the student is more mature and has developed their core musical skills.
Based on scientific research, a child`s aural skills are rapidly developing between the age of 4 to 5. This is why kids immersed in a foreign language environment will develop the ability to understand and speak a foreign language significantly faster than adults. Music is a language, and those exposed to formal music education at the early stages of their lives, have a significantly higher chance to develop the perfect or relative pitch.
- Listening Ability: As this is a most significant period of aural development, a rich and varied array of listening activities develops sensitivity and listening ability and enables students to perceive music’s power to vividly express images and emotions.
- Social Development: The parent’s role is very important in a child’s life at this age. Because of this, the interaction between parent and child is an important focus in the group lessons. Also, through the group lessons, children develop the basic skills of relating to other children and adults.
- Keyboard Experience: Children experience sound through the keyboard and learn about the fun of keyboard playing. Appropriate to this stage in their physical development, initial playing activities engage the use of large motor skills.
- Cultivation of the Imagination: Fantasy, play, and imagination are important tools to use in a young child’s education. Suitable colorful, playful imagery, sounds, and subjects fill the activities, textbooks, and music.
- 37-week sessions
- In-class concerts
- 45-minute weekly class
- Parent participation is required
- Limited to 7 students per class
- “Imagination is much more important than knowledge” – Albert Einstein