SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Wittenberg University's Center for Musical Development (CMD) announces winter classes for young children. These classes are designed to give youngsters first lessons in a small group setting.
Discovering Music for Children ages 3-5 will meet from 5:15 - 6 p.m. on Wednesday for eight weeks beginning Jan. 22. This class is designed to begin the young child's exploration of the world of music. Singing, rhythms, stories, craft projects and an introduction to the sounds and shapes of instruments are some of the activities planned for the class in which parents are invited to participate.
Beginning Piano for Kids in grades 1-3 will meet from 5:15 - 6 p.m. on eight Tuesdays beginning Jan. 21. Students will learn to read music and musical notation, find keyboard landmarks and play rhythms and simple pieces.
Beginning Violin for Kids in grades 1-3 will meet from 6:15 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday for eight weeks beginning Jan. 22. Students will learn how to hold the instrument and play simple melodies. Requirements for the class include violin and bow, properly fitted and in good playing condition and parental attendance for observation and note-taking in order to help with home practice.
For those who completed the beginning violin class in the fall, Violin for Kids will meet for 10 weeks on Wednesday from 5:15 - 6 p.m. beginning Jan. 22.
CMD also offers private and group instruction in piano, organ, guitar, strings, winds, brass and percussion to students of all ages and levels of playing.
All classes meet in Krieg Hall on the Wittenberg University campus. For more information and registration, call the CMD office at (937) 327-7050.
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