Mini Musicians

 

Suzuki Early Childhood Education

A music & movement class for

babies, toddlers, & parents

Prenatal - Age 3

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

The Suzuki Method is based on the principle that every child has ability. Considering every child can learn their native tongue with relative ease, the same natural learning approach can be applied to music instruction through a nurturing and encouraging environment.

When

Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Where

Bremerton, WA: home studio (exact location disclosed upon appointment). 

Who

Any child (prenatal – age 3, through fourth birthday)  +  a parent/caregiver.

 

NOTE: Both parents are welcome to attend with their child, but only one child may attend with each adult. Guests (relatives, older siblings, friends, etc.) who are able to participate are welcome to attend class free of charge!

Rates

*Expecting moms attend FREE!

*New families enjoy $20 off first time enrollment!

 

1. one-time registration fee:

  • $30 (includes Lullabies, Action Songs, & Rhymes CD & Handbook, plus class journal)

2. Choose your billing cycle:

  • Monthly: $76                 

  • 4-month: $266 (12% discount)

  • 8-month: $485 (20% discount)

  • 12-month: $635 (30% discount)

Tuition is pro-rated for new students joining after the first class of the current billing cycle.

Curriculum

The Suzuki Early Childhood Education repertoire is on the CD Lullabies, Action Songs, & Rhymes, included in the registration fee and also available on iTunes and Amazon. All students should own the recording for listening and singing at home.

Each week, classes include:

  • listening 

  • singing

  • keeping a beat

  • patting & clapping

  • marching

  • dancing & moving to music

  • playing drums, xylophone, glockenspiel, triangle, woodblock, & other instruments

  • story time

  • written observations & positive correspondence with the teacher celebrating your child's learning and growth in the class

Goals

With a central focus on character development, Suzuki Early Childhood Education nurtures a variety of skills, preparing graduates for preschool and/or private music lessons.  

Musical Skills

  • singing

  • instrumental playing (using top quality, real instruments!)

  • technique

  • tone

  • pitch

  • rhythm

  • dynamics

  • solo & ensemble

  • listening 

  • sensitivity

Academic Skills

  • focus

  • following directions

  • counting

  • tracking left to right

  • reading readiness

  • language  

  • vocabulary

  • memorization

Social Skills

  • interaction & friendships with other children & adults

  • greeting

  • taking turns

  • sharing

  • leadership

  • confidence

  • communication

  • teamwork  

  • cooperation

Physical Development

  • fine & gross motor skills

  • crossing the midline

  • dancing

  • motions

  • physical activity

  • coordination

Character

  • excellence

  • manners

  • respect

  • patience

  • inner calm

  • self-expression

  • creativity

Suzuki Philosophy

  1. Every child can learn

  2. Ability develops early

  3. Environment nurtures growth

  4. Children learn from one another

  5. Success breeds success

  6. Parental involvement is critical

  7. Encouragement is essential

Attire

This is an active class. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and sit on the floor*, and also be prepared to remove your shoes before entering the studio.

 

*If there is any physical discomfort, a chair can be provided during floor activities.

©2017 BY THE YARBROUGH STUDIO.