Sharon Music Academy offers variuos music programs for preschoolers to prepare them for future music education. We maintain a small group size ( no more than 6 students ) to provide maximum attention to all students.
This preschool music program is a fun, group class for children between ages 3 and 4 designed to introduce children to music. Through musical games and active interaction with a teacher and each other, kids learn basic musical concepts such as: rhythm, melody, percussion instruments, and singing. “Jolly Notes” helps children develop general learning skills that they can use beyond musical studies: focus and concentration, cognitive abilities, motor skills, social skills and hand-eye coordination. The children are asked to bring their favorite short story books that can be set to music. At the end of the session the students will have a short musical presentation to perform informally for their parents. The gaol of the class is to instill a love of music so that the children could start music lessons next year. This course consists of 12 45 minutes weekly classes and is conducted by the Orff certified instructor.
"Jolly Keys" program is created as a comprehensive introduction to piano and gives children between ages 4 and 5 and their parents a taste what music can bring into their lives and prepares children for private music lessons. Children learn to understand musical "vocabulary", develop imagination as well as their own relationship with the music. The classes involve: singing, elementary note reading, introduction to the basics of the keyboard, music history and rhythm development. The course also focuses on general coordination and refining motor skills necessary for playing any instrument. The classes are 45 minutes long and are held once a week.
"Pre-Twinklers" Suzuki Violin
This is a group lesson course for children between ages 4 and 5 , who are not ready for private lessons. Students of this age, parents with a violin teacher known as the "Suzuki Triangle," learn to play the violin through the use of games, listening to music and visuals. At the end of the session, the students will have an informal recital. The students are known as "Pre-Twinklers", because they are learning musical concepts to be able to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." It is the hope that this introduction to violin playing will become a life-long adventure to the study of the violin. Parents are encouraged to read "Nurtured By Love" by Suzuki to find out more about the violin method.
This engaging music class for 3 to 4 year olds is geared to expose young children to the basics of classical music. Using games and movement, children learn the basics of rhythm, singing, musical moods, as well as timbres and dynamics. In addition, they learn about instruments, especially the string family. This class teaches the children the basics of music and thus is a wonderful set up for private instrument lessons down the road. The class encourages parent involvement during the class, making it fun for both adult and child. So bring your energy, your voice, your body, as this class is all about the joy of making music!
Benefits of Early Music Ed
“ …. It's sure to be music to parents' ears: After nine months of weekly training in piano or voice, new research shows young students' IQs rose nearly three points more than their untrained peers. …” .
Our experience supports these findings published in Forbes Magazine. Additionally, we strongly believe and emphasize that how you teach music is even more important for students’ brain development. Scientific research encourages starting the study of music from a young age. Young children benefit the most from music lessons as they are the most receptive and impressionable.
If a child is not ready yet for private lessons he/she can still greatly benefit from group music programs.