What is Kodomo Music?
Kodomo Music is a weekly class for children ages 18 months to 4 years old that combines the use of the Suzuki repertoire with musical awareness, pitch, rhythm and movement activities. Kodomo Music is an excellent preparation for instrument study and helps the child to respond in a group situation, follow musical instructions and enjoy music with their family and friends.
Live piano accompaniment provides a dramatic and spontaneous backdrop for the exploration of musical skills. Improvisation and free expression encourage children to use their whole bodies to experience musical concepts like high and low, soft and loud, and slow and fast.
- Kodomo Music does not emphasize performance.
- Everyone is invited to join in the fun or watch quietly from their parent’s lap.
- Our goal is to create a joyous environment where families can create and share musical fun.
Dates for Winter/Spring 2018
ALL ARE SATURDAYS:
January: 13, 20
February: 3, 17, 24
March: 3, 10, 24, 31
April: 14, 21, 28
This course can be taken multiple times as it becomes more beneficial as the child develops. Each semester features its own new content and songs.
Many of our younger students (infants and toddlers) start with our unique Kodomo program. Kodomo is SMID’s proprietary introduction-to-music program for young children not quite ready to handle an instrument.
It’s a great way for new families to have fun with their children in a group setting and begin to learn more about the SMID program. Kodomo children are often well prepared to begin instrument lessons and a lifetime of music appreciation.