Bridget Rinehimer and Maggie Olivo
Musical Beginnings Instructors
Summer Session: June 10 - 14, 2013
Enrollment maximum of 12 children per class
Musical Beginnings is an early childhood music and movement program that invites toddlers and pre-school children ages 1-4 to experience the world around them through singing, movement, listening, playing, and creating music. The classes offer developmentally appropriate activities that nurture a child's innate joy and musical ability. Studies have shown that early childhood, a time of rapid growth and brain development, is the optimal time to start this musical journey. In addition to being a time for joyful music-making, these classes lay a solid foundation for future musical experiences such as choir, piano, and other instrument lessons.
Children ages 3 to 4 years old will explore the world around them through music. Each day will focus on a different summer theme: plants, water life, bugs, birds, and weather. Kids will sing songs, play games, do art projects, move and explore according to the day's theme. Through activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement, your child's musical aptitude and listening abilities are enhanced and further developed. Musical Beginnings classes are designed to build attention span, self-expression and listening skills. We teach through musical games, instruments, movement and storytelling. This class will be team-taught by Maggie Olivo and Bridget Rinehimer.