Music 4 Mini Maestros Colourstrings Classes
Music 4 Mini Maestros provides music classes for children from babies up to 6 years of age and beyond. Starting in the kindergarten the children are introduced to a huge repertoire of songs and rhymes through musical games and dances. The classes are brought alive using puppets, scarves, bubbles, balls, parachutes and other colourful props. Children are introduced to all the basic concepts of music such as pulse, pitch, rhythm, loud/soft, fast/ slow, and high/low. They learn to sing well, read basic musical notation and develop a firm foundation which will last them a lifetime. Classes are held in Bearsden Fridays and Mondays and the Westend on Thursday. Colourstrings violin tuition is also offered for older children.
Research in recent years has proved beyond doubt that singing & repeating rhymes with movement has an extremely positive effect on a child’s development in many ways
Singing with your child can:
Help develop your child’s speech
Increase your child’s understanding of language
Enhances your child’s ability to memorise
Create a sense of security
Help to develop listening skills
Enhance social interaction
Check out classes today at http://www.music4minimaestros.co.uk
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Even on your busiest days, you can find ten minutes for violin.
Ten minutes might seem like nothing, but you can pack in a lot of practicing into those ten minutes if you plan it right. And, believe it or not, a student who practices ten minutes every day will make more progress than a student who practices an hour one day a week. That’s because when it comes to developing the skills needed to play the violin, consistent repetition is key.
Moving to the rhythm ‘can help language skills’
Moving in time to a steady beat is closely linked to better language skills, a study suggests.
People who performed better on rhythmic tests also showed enhanced neural responses to speech sounds.
The researchers suggest that practising music could improve other skills, particularly speech.
Zin Zin Zin a Violin
A lovely book about the orchestra narrated online introducing children to the different sounds of the orchestra 🙂 Click on link above!
Glasgow Family Day at the Royal Concert Hall
A fun day with lots of great music.
Aimed at children from 3 – 11 years of age.
Violin has commenced and we’ve even done our first bit of practice. Challenging for me as teacher and mum but I am learning so much. I can see lots of rewards are going to be required 🙂 First video to follow shortly.
Welcome back to Music 4 Mini Maestros Colourstrings Classes!
Great to see you all again and what a great start to the year.
One of my favourite stages of development here at Music 4 Mini Maestros
is when our wee 2 – 3 year olds graduate into the 3 – 4 year old class.
What a great group we have this year:
- First class back and you all sat on your own, allowing mums to have a quiet coffee at Massimos.
- You all sang out and joined in well.
- Great drumming in our orchestra.
I’m really excited to be working with you all!
Mums: here are some of the songs and rhymes we worked on today because I know you are going to be feeling left out:
Caterpillar crawling round (ss mm ss m)
Trying not to make a sound (ss mm ss m)
Comes a blackbird from the sky (ss mm ss m)
Caterpillar say goodbye (sf mr dd d )
Hope you can decipher the solfa
Here’s a rhyme: Hush little baby
The suns in the West
The sheep in the meadow
Have lain down to rest
Starlight star bright
First star I see tonight
Wish I may
Wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight
The Wedding of the Grasshopper
That fits me just fine thank you!
Teeny weeny 1/8 sized violins waiting to be nurtured and loved 🙂