LITTLE ROOTS JR. (Ages 3-5)
Little Roots Jr. engages 3-5 year-olds who are ready and able to explore a new level of musical learning. Each class consists of singing, creative movement, games, stories, rhythm, and other fun musical activities. The program has been carefully designed in a way that children will feel comfortable in exploring the elements of music as a group through a range of musical styles in a friendly and playful atmosphere. Styles include lyrical, blues, folk, Americana and traditional music in a variety of tonalities, meters and instrumentation.
LITTLE ROOTS DISCOVERY (Ages 6-9)
The Little Roots Discovery session is a wonderful and innovative way to introduce your child to some of our most popular acoustic instruments: penny whistle/recorder, violin and cello. This session is for children who are 6-8 years of age with little or no musical experience and is an excellent way to springboard into learning an instrument for private lessons in the future. Parents of children who are not quite 6 years of age are to receive permission from the instructor prior to registering. We will spend 3 weeks on each instrument before discovering the next. Each class will also consist of a range of exciting instrumental tunes* and fun musical games which will include rhythms, singing, and movement.
Week 1 Little roots “Discovery Intro”
Weeks 2, 3, 4 Little Roots “Violin”
Weeks 5, 6, 7 Little Roots “Cello”
Weeks 8, 9, 10 Little Roots “Penny Whistle”
*The majority of tunes covered during the Little Roots Discovery sessions will consist of (but not limited to) songs covered in previous Little Roots Jr.sessions.
LITTLE ROOTS FIDDLE, CELLO, & VOICE
The LITTLE ROOTS FIDDLE, LITTLE ROOTS CELLO, and LITTLE ROOTS VOICE group classes are a wonderful way for students (ages 6-9) to get started with instrumental and vocal instruction. Incorporating and building on many of the same tunes and songs taught in our other Little Roots programs, these group classes are designed for beginners who are ready to focus on a specific musical discipline. As melody instruments, the voice, fiddle, and cello are a natural place to start and the instruments are available in sizes to fit smaller hands comfortably. Our Little Roots teachers promote a positive balance between keeping things fun in the group and the importance of making a manageable commitment to regular practice every week between meetings.