In 2010, Naomi, of Naomi’s Music Together at 117 Remsen St., started offering a family music class in the evenings. Called Pajama Class, it starts at 6:30pm and allows parents who work to get some funky time with their kids. Now she’s come up with a new innovation which we think is kind of genius. Most music classes (not including instruments) are aimed at kids under 5. This Big Kids Class is for children 5,6 and 7 years old, blending the elements of Music Together with new activities, skills and challenges which are developmentally appropriate for this age group.
Big Kids classes lay the foundation for Basic Music Literacy, complementing music instruction in school or instrument lessons, and leading to a lifetime of joyful music-making. The curriculum includes solfège, solos and ensembles, folk dances, harmony singing, vocal development, and drumming. In a safe, fun environment, your child can experiment with new activities like conducting and improvisation, story songs, and game songs.
Parent attendance is welcome but not required. Each family receives a Big Kids songbook, CD, solfège cards, and HomePlay activities, so that the entire family can continue the fun and learning at home and parents can stay connected with what the child is learning in class.
A free demo class will be held next Monday, 10 Sept, from 4pm to 5pm. Feel free to stop in and check it out.