Nov 10th, 2011
I had the pleasure of attending a “Meet & Sing” for the Bear-y Young this morning. It was so much fun and the hour just flew by! The teacher, Susan, has a contagious positive energy, and is incredibly committed to engaging children on their level. I think this class is a great resource to help kids build a fun foundation of what is sure to become a lifetime of music appreciation. At today’s lesson, Susan offered a wide variety of instructive play that kept a room full of preschoolers attentively listening. I was very impressed! At one point, she taught the kids about octave ranges using the Goldie Locks tale and using differently pitched voices for the bears (mommy, baby, and papa). It was very cute. The preschoolers were all giggling like hyenas and were very entertained throughout the story telling lesson. The kids then had the opportunity to explore trying different kinds of instruments while playing along to a familiar nursery song. They also got the wiggles out with several movement/rhythm activities that kept them dancing. All around an awesome time. My daughter is excited to start lessons and practice the new musical terms she learned today.