Early Childhood Music Classes at Mississauga Fine Arts Academy

Year-Round Open Enrollment for Early Childhood Music Classes. Ages 9 month - 5 years



Research Proves that Repeated Exposure to Music in Early Childhood Increases Intelligence, Physical Coordination and Emotional Well-being. Beautiful to listen to, fun to join in with, enriching in experience, beneficial to learning skills. Early childhood experiences are crucial. The benefits of music for young children have been widely accepted: increased vocabulary, accelerated language development, heightened sense of body and self improved physical coordination, and expansion of memory. Wherever you can, experience music with your young child.

(ages 1-­2)

Research has shown that even at 5 months, babies are able to detect minute differences in musical frequency and at 7 to 9 months, they organize and respond to melody, tempo, and rhythm just as we do. Rhythm, melody and tempo are basic building
blocks of music and human voices carry those same patterns in our speech – singing and dancing, chanting rhymes, reading stories, and conversing to your infant all enhance organizational and creative learning skills, language development, balance and coordination, and sense of self. The most important benefit of this kind of interaction with your baby is the emotional bonding that occurs. Loving touch, eye contact, physical and emotional closeness all serve to pave the way for successful cognitive learning as your child grows.

(ages 2-­3)

Toddlers and preschoolers need music too. They especially love to play and move with all kinds of simple percussion instruments, which help the child to build a deep sense of understanding for the basic concepts of music, such as high/low, long/short, soft/loud, fast/slow. Making homemade instruments helps children understand how sound is created. The progress of skill development is steady and constant, therefore it is an excellent introduction to music and great preparation for the Preparatory Music classes.

(ages 3-­4)

The joy of movement, singing, musical games, instruments. Open the door to music and awaken creative skills. In a playful and active atmosphere, children experience basics of music by learning a traditional nursery repertoire. Activities include finger plays, singing games, rhythmic movement,focused listening, and percussion instruments playing.

(ages 4­-6)

When you play with others, a whole new world opens up! Establish a broad base of musical skills that provide a foundation for a lifetime musical joy. Through games and movement, children explore different rhythms, songs, develop listening skills and ability to read, write, play and think music. Activities include listening, singing, in words and solfege, rhythmic movement, and playing percussion instruments.

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