Ages 1 - 3 years with parent/caregiver)
Join us for fun this summer as we take a trip around the world and visit a different continent each week! We start our journey in week one here in North America, and then head below the equator to South America for week two. After that, we hop across the Atlantic to visit our friends in Europe for week three. Then we turn south to Africa in week four and then finally in week five we take a trip to Asia.
This class provides a wonderful opportunity for a parent or caregiver and child to make music together as they participate in slightly more complex musical activities, including singing songs and lullabies, chants, finger plays, wiggles, bounces, listening and movement. Call and response activities are introduced as well as activities that encourage creativity and individual contribution. Simple percussion instruments such as shakers, drums, and bells are used to enforce the learning of steady beat. Concepts such as body/spatial awareness, numbers, colors, shapes, seasons, family, and animals are reinforced through identification games and musical play. Participants receive guidance on children's musical development, along with tools that support the creation of a nurturing musical environment at home.
ECEM Program Coordinator and Instructor
“My favorite part of teaching and sharing music with young children is to see them grow up – both in size and in their music making. Students start with us as babies and toddlers, and watching them begin to walk, talk, and become little people is truly amazing. I have students who have taken several years of ECEM classes and now are taking violin, piano, cello, and etc. and loving music. They often stop by my office to say hello and show off their tiny violins! I am lucky to call this my job.”
BA in Piano Performance from George Mason University; Orff Schulwerk Level l, George Mason University. She currently runs her own piano studio, teaches for Levine and provides office support for the ECEM Department. She has performed in numerous recitals and concerts including Honors Recital and Jeffrey Siegel’s Piano Master Class at GMU, and ECEM and Piano Faculty Recital at Levine.