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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: WITCC Dunker Center, Room W108A
Fee: $25 / Max: 10
Lifelong Learning membership required

SESSION C: January 14, 21 (no class January 28), February 4, 11 (no class February 18), 25
Location: Dr. Robert E. Dunker Student Center, Room W108A
Course #19/FY-CPDV-2574-03

SESSION D: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15
Location: Dr. Robert E. Dunker Student Center, Room W108A
Course #19/FY-CPDV-2574-04



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