First Steps in Music returns for some select dates in August and throughout the Fall. First Steps in for children 0-3 and will help them become tuneful, artful, and beatful.
All “teaser” classes and fall classes are free and open to the public. Children 0-3 years old, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to attend any, or all, of the sessions.
Hessen Cassel —Wed 8/22 10:30
Waynedale – Thursday 8/23 10:30
Aboite – Friday 8/24 10:30
Tecumseh – Tuesday 8/28 10:30
Downtown, Main – 8/29 10:00
Shawnee – Thursday 8/30 10:30
The goal of First Steps in Music is to enable all participants to reach their full potential in singing, vocabulary, and movement skills, with an emphasis on developing sensitivity to the expressive qualities in music. Each class is designed to be playful and enjoyable to children, while providing a carefully planned curriculum that includes developmentally appropriate activities. Children are not taught formally about the specifics of music, but rather they play with music through a series of eight well-rounded activities based on the First Steps in Music curriculum.
The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir offers First Steps in Music classes to children ages 0 to 3 years old in coordination with the Allen County Public Library.
Through the 8 basic activities included in classes based on the First Steps in Music curriculum, children and their parents/caregiver experience singing, creative movement, simple instruments, finger-plays and more with the help of the rich collection of traditional songs and rhymes from past generations.
Example activities for First Steps in Music:
- Pitch exploration
- Song fragments
- Simple songs
- Arioso (Child-centered tunes)
- Song tales
- Movement exploration
- Movement for from and expression
- Movement with the beat