At Footnotes Music our goal is to have children and families involved in music for as long as we can--it's that important. For this reason, we have programs, and instruction, that build on a child's natural musical curiosity and that give them stepping stones as they grow.
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It is well documented that music has many benefits for children, and the younger they begin the better. Often times musicians, schools and programs make this as a focus (ex: music raises SAT scores, etc.) and, while that may be true, we believe that music should be enjoyed for what it is--MUSIC! Enjoy music with your child, and as a family, at Footnotes Music--the place to start.
Music Together® (ages 0-4): The gold standard for early childhood music education
Music Together is the very best early childhood music class, hands down! With 9 songs collections and 30+ songs per semester, great music, multicultural songs, songs in different languages, fun rhythm chants, tonal patterns, rhythm patterns and 2 CDs, access to the online Family Music Zone and a songbook (per semester), your child will have a solid foundation of music for many years to come. Mixed-age classes means you can bring your 3.5 year old and your baby!
Rhythm Kids Level 1™ (ages 4-5 w/ parent or caregiver)
Rhythm Kids Level 1 is geared for preschoolers who are ready to take their next music step. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play instruments and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids Level 1 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative as they make up their own drumming patterns, invent new ways to play rhythm instruments, create movement ideas for songs and even take a drum solo! Families get a songbook, 2 CDs and access to the online Family Music Zone with great in-home ideas and video drum-alongs! Bring your child's favorite drum to class!
Rhythm Kids Level 2™ (ages 5-8): Brought to you in collaboration with Music Together.
Rhythm Kids Level 2 is an exciting drumming, music and movement class for children in Kindergarten through second grade. Children integrate and assimilate rhythm by learning multicultural drumming patterns, developing new repertoire on various percussion instruments, learning music-reading readiness, exploring movement and dance while singing songs and by playing fun, music-based games! Families get a songbook, 2 CDs and access to online materials, drumming tutorials and video play-alongs. Consider this the begining step of instrument study! Students should have their own hand drum for use at home and for use in class. Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay and play or drop-off.
Hum, Strum & Drum™ (ages 8-11): Pilot Program!!
Hum, Strum & Drum is our very own ukulele music program that includes instrument study, composition, movement, music reading readiness and lots of singing! Children will learn several songs with the chords to sing and play simultaneously, begin to compose their own music and lyrics, discover strumming patterns and string picking, learn to tune the ukulele and will venture into music-reading readiness (music notation). Families get play-along pages and in-home activities. A ukulele is needed for class each week.
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