Level 5

Ages 5 to 7

Level 5

Our most advanced classes offer children the opportunity to use music notation to play a variety of instruments. As children grow musically throughout Level 5, they develop strong social-emotional, problem-solving, and pre-literacy skills that help boost school readiness and encourage a natural love of learning.

Activities

  • Learning how to understand simple music notation and play the glockenspiel, dulcimer, and the recorder
  • Experiencing steady beat, meter, and rhythm through listening to music, moving, singing, playing instruments, and reading and writing music notation
  • Learning new music concepts through listening, moving, singing, game-playing, visuals, and imaginative play
  • Listening to music and sound with an analytical ear and paying close attention to pitch variation and timbre between specific instruments
  • Developing their speaking and singing voices through listening, imitating, and exploring
  • Participating in a variety of ensemble experiences, including instrumental ensembles, vocal ensembles, and group dancing

Skills & Benefits

  • Ability to read traditional and non-traditional music notation
  • Growing ability to extend what has been learned in one context to a new context
  • Awareness of steady beat, meter, and rhythm, essential musicianship skills with ties to physical development and coordination
  • Development of self-confidence, musicianship, collaboration, and creativity through teamwork, peer interaction, and communication
  • Ability to distinguish specific sounds within words and increased awareness of the rhythmic structure of language and developing speaking, reading, and listening skills
  • Understanding of music reading, beat competence, expressive movement, singing, instrument playing, and ensemble participation, skills that are beneficial in fields of study that involve problem-solving, creativity, coordination, persistence, fine-motor capabilities, and team participation