In the upcoming Bells song collection, families will play with their voices by mimicking the sounds of instruments in the "French Folk Song," and Spanish-speaking animals in "De Colores." (Did you know that in Spanish, roosters say "Quiri-quiri quiri" to wake people up?) Making funny animal sounds, lip-burring, and other tonal play helps children explore their vocal register, discover their singing voices and distinguish them from their speaking voices. And since children learn from contrasts and by expressing music with their full bodies, you'll be hopping lightly like birds and sliding smoothly like an iceskater. You'll have so much fun you won't even notice that you're learning staccato and legato! In addition to your weekly classes, your tuition includes recordings and materials for you to use at home, including access to the songs through the Hello Everybody app. Join the Winter session and play, sing, laugh and learn with families in your community.
This winter features the Elephant Collection featuring triple-meter drumming patterns inspired by the traditional social dance from Mali known as Suku. We'll enjoy dramatic play in "Elephant Stampede" and choreographed dancing and drumming in "Music Everywhere." We'll also learn a Gaelic children's song called "Dilin o Deamhas" and of course, have a blast doing "The Elephant Dance"! All the songs in this collection have been chosen and arranged specifically to support each student's music development.