Have a child between ages 4-6 interested in learning to play musical instruments? ☆

| March 6, 2012

Do you have a child between the ages of 4-6

who is interested in learning to play musical instruments?

We have spaces for 10 children to be part of a demonstration group for A & HM 5021, “Instrumental Instruction for Children,” a course taught by Professor Custodero.

When:  Mondays from 3:30 -4:30                                    February 27, March 5, March 19-April 30 (10 meetings)

Where: Horace Mann, Room 435

Children will be introduced to the piano, the violin, and the recorder through a focused approach involving improvisation, playing familiar tunes, and reading and writing with iconic notation. Working as both “soloist” and ensemble member, students will have a chance to explore the unique qualities of wind, string, and keyboard instruments while learning general principles of musical performance. They will be taught by the students enrolled in the course – TC music students with both musical expertise and a responsive pedagogical style. Listening skills figure prominently in the process.

Parent attendance is an important part of the experience – think of this as preparation for your own family band! It is important for your attendance to be consistent; you and your child will be expected to attend each of the 10 sessions.

Cost: $30 for materials (including small recorder)

Keyboards and violins will be available to play during the sessions. Having these instruments at home is not a requirement.

If you are interested please contact Akemi Uno: au2131@tc.columbia.edu with the following information. We will contact you to confirm your spot in the class.

We have spaces for 10 children to be part of a demonstration group for A & HM 5021, “Instrumental Instruction for Children,” a course taught by Professor Custodero.

When:  Mondays from 3:30 -4:30                                    February 27, March 5, March 19-April 30 (10 meetings)

Where: Horace Mann, Room 435

Children will be introduced to the piano, the violin, and the recorder through a focused approach involving improvisation, playing familiar tunes, and reading and writing with iconic notation. Working as both “soloist” and ensemble member, students will have a chance to explore the unique qualities of wind, string, and keyboard instruments while learning general principles of musical performance. They will be taught by the students enrolled in the course – TC music students with both musical expertise and a responsive pedagogical style. Listening skills figure prominently in the process.

Parent attendance is an important part of the experience – think of this as preparation for your own family band! It is important for your attendance to be consistent; you and your child will be expected to attend each of the 10 sessions.

Cost: $30 for materials (including small recorder)

Keyboards and violins will be available to play during the sessions. Having these instruments at home is not a requirement.

If you are interested please contact Akemi Uno: au2131@tc.columbia.edu with the following information. We will contact you to confirm your spot in the class.

Parent Name

Child Name and Birthdate

Contact information (email and / or Cell phone)

Does your child have any previous formal musical experience? Please explain.

Is there anything you would like to tell us about your child?