901 North 96th StreetSeattle, WA, US 98103
As a parent, you may be making choices about extracurricular activities that complement their new school experiences and support their growth in music and in life. The Music Together Big Kids program helps your child take the next step in music development by blending the elements of Music Together that parents and children love with new activities, skills, and challenges that are developmentally appropriate for 5- through 7-year-old children.
Big Kids classes focus on Basic Music Literacy, laying the foundation for formal music instruction in school or in private instrument lessons, as well as a lifetime of joyful music making. We recognize your older child's new capabilities and provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that includes solfege, instrumental solos and ensembles, choreography, harmony singing, vocal development, and keyboard and drumming skills. The Big Kids classroom is a safe, familiar, fun environment where your child can experiment with new musical activities like conducting and improvisation, story songs, "silly operas," and game songs.
Parent participation is the hallmark of the Music Together program, but many children of this age are ready for more independence in the classroom, so parent attendance in each Big Kids class is welcome but not required. You and your child will receive a songbook, CD, and HomePlay activities so that the entire family can continue the fun and learning at home and you can stay connected with what your child is learning in class.
Biography:Monica Hernandez is a South Carolina native graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Music Education. With a focus in music education, Monica has been teaching master classes and private lessons for several years. She has also taught Elementary, Middle, and High School music programs earning several awards for ensemble work. As well as teaching marching bands and concert bands, Monica has been working with early childhood music programs and teaching private clarinet lessons. Monica teaches Music Together® classes several times a week for babies through toddlers and the Big Kids classes for 5 to 7 year old students. Monica has recently began teaching through the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program and has her students recognized at the highest level of achievement through the method.Monica is extremely excited to share the Music Together Co-Directorship with Janice Gockel. This will be Monica's seventh year teaching Music Together and each year her SQ (silly quotient) grows! Monica has made her way across the country to find a rich, musical environment here in Seattle. But, her southern roots are held strong and you can definitely hear a little country when she sings. The Music Together program here at Music Center has been a wonderful opportunity for Monica to express her passion for music and children. She loves to rock out!
901 N 96th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
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