SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Wittenberg University’s Center for Musical Development (CMD) announces that fall music classes for young children will begin in September.
Discovering Music for Children for ages 3-5 will meet from 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Wednesday for eight weeks beginning Sept. 21. 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.
Ensemble Playing I for Children for ages 4-7 will meet from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. Open to violin, viola and cello students familiar with Suzuki Book 1 literature, this class offers a first experience playing music with others. Parents are encouraged to attend classes with their child.
Beginning Piano for Kids in grades 1-3 will meet from 5:15-6 p.m. on Friday for eight weeks beginning Sept. 23. In a small group setting, children will learn to read music and musical notation, find keyboard landmarks and play rhythms. Students will also play music of increasing challenge and explore Wittenberg’s state-of-the-art piano lab.
Beginning Piano for Kids in grades 5-7 will meet 4:15 – 5 p.m. on Wednesday for eight weeks beginning Sept. 21. During lessons in Wittenberg piano lab, students will learn to read music and musical notation, find keyboard landmarks and play rhythms.
CMD also offers private instruction and Suzuki Violin.
All classes meet in Krieg Hall on the Wittenberg University campus. For more information and advance registration, call Barb Mackey at (937) 327-7050.
- Marj Newman
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