Finding Your Rhythm, Bringing Out Your Voice!
Milly Music Makers is a music enrichment program for children aged three to six years old and enrolled in a preschool that offers the Music Makers program. It is melodic, rhythmic, fun, educational, empowering, and so much more! Musically, our program is designed to prepare children for formal music lessons by encouraging the development of basic music competence. This occurs when children acquire the ability to match and keep a steady beat, and correctly sing simple melodies in tune.
Did you know that making music is one of the few FUN activities that requires both brain hemispheres? Multiple studies have shown the benefits and impact that making and learning music can have in little minds.
Builds stronger neural pathways
Reinforces information processing and retention
Strengthens speech and reading skills
Improve mental awareness and long-term memory
*Links to different articles regarding more music studies included below.
Milly Music believes that all children learn through having fun. For this reason, children will see Music Makers as an additional playtime with instruments, their bodies and their voices. Playing musical games helps establish inner rhythm while also showing children ways to have fun together. Using simple rhythms, our voices and games... we make beautiful music!
While enjoying children's play, Milly Music takes learning very seriously!
Classes are designed to:
Introduce elementary singing, such as a major scale and other basic note patterns
Establish inner rhythm
Introduce and encourage improvisation
Make music individually as well as in a duo or group
During a Music Makers class, children:
Play rhythmic games, such as pat-a-cake and musical jump rope
Sing songs designed to scale train
Play audiation games
Learn songs in English and Spanish
Play musical games designed to teach dynamics (loud vs. soft)
Sing a cappella and make music with their bodies
At the end of each semester, there will be a recital for parents and family members to come and see what the children have learned.
*Music and children