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A music class for parents and children (age two through pre-K) This class has been created especially for the younger generation. Come for the fun and stay for the education.
All children are musical! They are born with an aptitude for music; this will diminish though, if it’s not nurtured in the first nine years of life. According to leading earlychildhood researcher Dr. Edwin E. Gordon, musical aptitude is in a developmental stage from birth to age nine. While a child can certainly learn musical skills such as fingerings, breathing, and note reading after age nine, how musical a person is – how attuned his or her sense of pitch and rhythm is – is set for life by age nine. Gordon says the most effective way to nurture a child’s tonal and rhythmic aptitude is to provide them with a rich environment of singing and moving.
During weekly classes, children and their caregiver(s) will participate in activities such as: singing simple songs, continuous movement, steady beat activities, playing simple instruments, and rhymes and finger plays focused on tonal and rhythm patterns. Your friendly instructor is Amanda Vande Zande, a mother of two and a music instructor at Western Iowa Tech Community College.
*One child per registered adult.

MONDAYS, 10:30 TO 11:30 A.M. 
Location: Advanced Sciences Bldg., Room L304, Entrance 4, Parking Lot 1 or 2 
Fee: $25 / Max: 10
Lifelong Learning membership required 

SESSION C: January 27, February 3, (no class Feb. 10) 17, 24, March 2
Course #20/FY-CPDV-2574-03 

SESSION D: March 30, April 6, (no class April 13) 20, (no class April 27) and May 4
Course #20/FY-CPDV-2574-04


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