- focuses on providing a musical experience
- uses that musical experience to assist and refine those areas of development that are naturally occurring at whatever age the program is aimed at
- will include a holistic experience of music and movement, understanding that...
✔️ the auditory function also serves as a vestibular function: the ear (listening) is inextricably tied to motor control (balance) ---by improving one, you improve the other
- will include singing because the child's own voice and body are the primary human instruments of making music
✔️and because singing includes language and rhythm, two elements that are in prime "acquisition mode" during the early childhood years -- singing improves language acquisition.
- has an overall "musical" impact of teaching MUSICIENSHIP skills that the child can build on later when he/she begins instrument study
- focuses on developing a specific instrument
- uses the fact that the voice is the primary human instrument of making music and, therefore, technical training can occur earlier than any other instrument (Voice)
- will include a holistic experience of music and movement as a means of teaching musicality and technique, understanding that...
✔️ musical expression is dependent on the whole body involvement (eurythmics): the body must feel what the mind wishes to express
✔️ the body IS the instrument being developed (Voice)
- taps into the fact that the child is developing and refining certain motor, cognitive and emotional skills
✔️ [Voice] and develops those in areas in a directed way that will allow him/her to use their instrument to its fullest potential safely (without damaging the instrument)
✔️ [Mini Musicians Pre-Piano] and develops in those areas by getting a head-start by beginning piano geography, rhythm, aural/listening skills and basic technical skills while developing the physical muscles to get ready for piano playing.
- has an overall 'musical' impact of developing the POTENTIAL OF THE INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENT, with musicianship occurring as a natural consequence.