Age 4… oh what fun! Eager to learn. Excited and full of energy. The 4 year old is ready to jump into junior kindergarten! That means the 4 year old is also ready for all sorts of musical fun in our music classes for junior kindergarten kids… Kindermusik Level 4!
While junior kindergarten kids are still processing thought through pictures (the inner voice does not begin to develop age 7), these 4 year olds have a large vocabulary and are now able to carry on full conversations! They are full of questions and curiosity… and ready to learn more about music!
Up until Kindermusik Level 3, our main focus is brain development and child development in our Kindermusik program, and, don’t get me wrong, all of that is still prominent in Level 4, now the children are primed and ready to start learning more specifics about music too! Throughout the course of the Level 4 year, children are introduced to so many exciting styles of music from jazz to opera, classical, modern, folk, world music and more. The Level 4 class sets the stage for the beginnings of new musical concepts, laying a wonderful foundation to move on the either Level 5 or private lessons.
Musical Concepts Learned in Level 4 for Junior Kindergarten Kids
- Staccato and legato
- Music appreciation and introduction to a wide variety of musical genres
- Simple rhythmic patterns, not names and values
- Introduction to the musical staff
- Exploration of the note C on the staff, through singing and playing
- Solo, duet and ensemble singing
- Following melodic patterns
- High and low
- Treble and bass clef
- Forte and piano
- Crescendo and diminuendo
- Introduction to keyboard instruments
- Introduction to brass, woodwind, percussion and string family instruments
- Learning about famous composers
- Ear training exercises
- Creative musical expression
- Sound effect exploration
- Creative movement to differing music/dance styles
- Ensemble development
- Steady beat
- Music and the connection to emotion
We have tons of fun in our music classes with junior kindergarten kids and can’t wait for the next round of Kindermusik Level 4 classes to begin!