Colourstrings Music and Movement Classes
Designed for ‘first’ experiences in making music, each class is tailored by age, and develops core music skills through singing, instrument play, dancing, creative movement, listening and socializing in a stimulating yet structured way. Scroll below the schedule for a more detailed description of the Colourstrings approach.
Age groups are based on the child's age in September. Children remain in the same age group for all 3 sessions of the school year. Parents and caregivers must participate in classes for the 3–14mnth, 1–2yrs and 2–3yrs age groups. From 3–4yrs up, children participate in classes independent of parents.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE SPRING 2017 TERM!
If your desired class is currently full, please join our Spring term (Apr-Jun) waitlist. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information to be added to our waitlist:
- Your name
- Your child's name
- Your child's date of birth
- A contact telephone number
- Preferred class time(s) if applicable
APRIL - JUNE 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE:
**These are "Newcomers" classes that are designed for any 4, 5 or 6yr olds entering the Colourstrings program for the first time
|Instructors:||Laura Hasthorpe, Cheryl Ballard|
|Recommended for:||3 months–7 years|
|Dates and times:||Session I – Fri, Sep 23 - Sat, Dec 16, 2016
Session II – Tue, Jan 3 - Sat, Mar 11 2017
Session III – Fri, Apr 7 - Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Fri, Oct 7 - Thu, Oct 13 for Thanksgiving
Fri, Nov 11 (Remembrance Day)
Fri, Apr 14 (Good Friday)
|Fees:||$190 per term (registration fee may apply)
Minimum enrollment required
Colourstrings is an innovative approach to music education developed by Geza Szilvay in Finland that combines Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze methods. In age appropriate groupings, children embark on musical adventures that can take them from the earliest playful experiences through to music literacy and seamlessly onto instrumental lessons. In a typical 40 minute Colourstrings session your children will;
> Sing! Move! Play! Imagine!
> Develop core music skills
> Play some of the most beautiful instruments from around the world
> Learn simple dance patterns and move creatively to music
> Enjoy creative music games that develop basic musical literacy; reading, writing and composing
> Listen to a variety of high quality music, live and recorded
Games, pictures and stories lead the children in small logical steps from sounds to symbols, imitation to improvisation – from the simplest to the most advanced musicianship.