A week ago I sent out info about a great music class that has been highly recommended by a few friends of ours. We have determined the date and time: Thursdays 10:30-11:30.
Here's some more info on Monique Lefebvre's music classes running in the Blueridge area of North Vancouver (just over the 2nd narrows bridge). The classes are an hour long and depending on when we would start she would determine how many classes there are in a session. That said, she would like to start up classes the second week of September. For example, 10 classes would cost $100.00, 12 classes $120.00 and so on. She is fine with a cheque sent to her from the school you are enrolled in. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like more info on her credentials. Also, let me know if you would like to sign up your child. Please include their name, age, gender and your phone number please. My 6 year old son will be in the class :-)
Level I and Level II music theory and composers are combined for the lower elementary classes.
Level 1 Music Program
An imaginative, multi-sensory approach to music education and theory. Using Kodaly, Orff, Suzuki, Curwen and Dalcroze methods, this level introduces rhythmic notation, music terms, symbols and Solfége (Do, Re, Mi). Every class includes creative movement, ear training exercises and listening games, pitch matching, singing games, action poems, lullabies and percussion instruments.
Each class continues to offer a dynamic, multi-sensory approach to dancing, singing games, action poems, lullabies and percussion instruments, but builds upon the skills and theory covered in Level I. We now take the experience of music to a more abstract level. Expanding rhythmic notation and the symbols used for dynamics, we put together the notation to create written rhythms, which can be read and played by the children. In this program we also study the composers, learning interesting and often amusing facts about their lives. We listen to their music and interpret their pieces through art activities. Ear training becomes more challenging, and concepts of strong and weak beats in words and rhythms are explored using accents. New music terms are still being introduced and we now expand their application through playing instruments, singing and moving.