Monday, September 21, 2009

Adventures in Music


At Woodbury Days not too long ago, we stumbled across a local teacher who offered music classes in Woodbury, and ended signing up for her "Adventures in Music" class. Alex was very excited to go to class this morning and meet a 'new teacher' and 'new friends'. I was a bit skeptical (because of my strong Kindermusik loyalty), but decided to give her a try. It was a wonderful class. If I were to design a music class curriculum, it would have mirrored the one used today! She integrates fingerplay, classic children's songs, nursery rhymes, poetry, illustrations, and classical music (today was Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens) into a half hour parent-child experience.
While Alex was a bit cautious about throwing herself completely into class, and needed reassurance from Mama that it was ok to participate, I'm sure she will soon warm up. She did have a blast drumming and marching to "Fossils".

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