In our Introduction to Musical Preludes, students will be introduced to the basic elements of music - starting and stopping together, fast and slow, high and low, rhythm & pitch, to name a few. These elements will be explored in various ways: singing and circle games, movement, the use of simple instruments such as rhythms sticks & bells, as well as live demonstrations of various musical instruments. While an effort will always be made by our teachers to observe instrument preferences, the focus of this class is a general introduction to music & musical instruments.
Our Junior Musical Preludes builds on the concepts learned in the Intro MP class - musical terms will be used to describe elements such as soft & loud, short & long, and more advanced elements of music such as crescendos & decrescendos will be explored. A new element to the Junior MP class is the addition of rhythmic notation: students will learn how to read & write rhythms using basic musical notation, a fundamental aspect to learning any musical instrument!