Music and Movement class brings this to your child at Northwoods.
Your child is bound to enjoy Music and Movement! Although it is based on years of research and study, what makes the biggest impression on young students it that it is just plain fun!
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I completed my training for Musikgarden (toddlers) this week! What a joy it was! This program is the best I have ever found. It incorporates long term, credible research in baby development, early childhood education, music and movement with a family first philosophy. As an organization, Musikgarten supports making music and movement education available for all children. Here is a synopsis of the Musikgarden beliefs:
|Children – From birth, children love music. We help them channel their energy and focus their attention as they embrace music and enjoy learning.|
|Parents – We inspire parents to meet their children’s need for music education. We teach parents how to play with their children purposefully and joyfully.|
|Teachers and Training – Our training staff consists of world-class teachers and educators with 10+ years of experience in early childhood music education. We have a great mixture of talent from university professors to owners of some of the best music studios.|
|Curricula – We offer a comprehensive early childhood program that spans the first nine years of a child’s musical development. Children love the progression from semester to semester, as patterns are repeated and built upon, addressing students’ needs at each level.|
|Freedom and Flexibility – Unlike many other programs, our curricula are specifically designed for teachers to pick and choose the songs and activities for a lesson plan that fits their personal style.|
|Support – We encourage interaction by providing extensive telephone and email support to our teachers. We also encourage an online chat group. Each year all teachers are invited to our Musikgarten Festival for fun, fellowship and learning.|
My technical background is steeped in Limon, Graham and Evans. My philosophy follows the Lewitski & Bill Evans traditions in honoring the body and not damaging it for the sake of a performance, a cheated extension or trick.
Here is a painting called Rhythm of Colors. (artist: Padma Prasad) Ask your child to draw what he thinks rhythm might look like. Talk about it with them and listen carefully. :-) All children are artists with amazing imaginations!