Early Elementary Classes
The Explorers I class is designed for first and second graders (kindergartners accepted with instructor permission) and focuses on music fundamentals and early music reading and pre-reading skills such as healthy and in-tune singing, beginning partwork, beat-keeping and rhythm reading, *solfege and melodic reading, expressive movement, focus and concentration, and improvisation. Instruction is active and game-oriented. This is a non-auditioned, non-performing group.
The Explorers II class is designed for second and third graders who have completed Explorers I or equivalent instruction. It begins by reviewing Explorers I concepts and proceeds to ear training, more advanced sight singing (*solfege), and note and rhythm reading. Instruction is active and game-oriented.