Colourstrings Music and Movement Classes
Designed for ‘first’ experiences in making music, classes are divided by age group and designed to build the foundations of music learning in a fun and highly interactive way. In every class children will sing, dance, play a variety of percussion instruments and be introduced to a wide range of orchestral instruments through listening to live and recorded music.
These classes are based on the Colourstrings Kindergarten approach. Colourstrings is a child-centered approach which was developed in Finland in the 1970s. The approach is based on the Kodaly method of music education, using solfa and hand signs to develop children's inner hearing. The Colourstrings method creates a solid musical foundation for children from the earliest ages. Musical concepts are learnt through *hearing*, *moving*, *singing* and *playing*. Most importantly, Colourstrings classes are designed to develop children's love of music, and create a launch pad for their future musical education, whatever direction they may take.
All of the VSO School of Music's Colourstrings teachers have been trained by Colourstrings UK and bring a wealth of musical experience and passion for teaching Early Years music to their classrooms.
Age groups are based on the child's age in September. Children remain in the same age group for all 3 sessions of the school year. Parents and caregivers must participate in classes for the 3–14mnth, 1–2yrs and 2–3yrs age groups. From 3–4yrs up, children participate in classes independent of parents.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE FALL 2017 TERM!
|Instructors:||Marie Calvert, Estelle Copery, Libby Donald, Gillian Hunter-Gibbs|
|Recommended for:||3 months–6 years|
|Dates and times:||Session I – Sat, Sep 16 - Sat, Dec 9, 2017
Session II – Tue, Jan 9 - Sat, Mar 17, 2018
Session III – Tues, Apr 10 - Sat, Jun 23, 2018
Thur, Oct 5 - Wed, Oct 11 for Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 11 (Remembrance Day)
|Fees:||$190 per term (registration fee may apply)
Minimum enrollment required
SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE:
**This is a special "Newcomers" class, designed for any 4 or 5yr olds entering the Colourstrings program for the first time
If your desired class is currently full, please join our Fall term (Sept-Dec) waitlist. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information to be added to our waitlist:
- Your name
- Your child's name
- Your child's date of birth
- A contact telephone number
- Preferred class time(s) if applicable