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Bigger Kids Classes

Bigger Kids Class with Adults attending some classes

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Bigger Kids Classes

Bigger Kids Class, ages 4 1/2 to 5 1/2, with adults attending some classes

Does your 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 year old make up words to songs, dance up a storm and love to be playful with music?

When your child is young, music has tremendous power to enhance, not only their love of music and the joy it brings, but also their overall development. Just as music integrates mind, body, and emotions, music-learning supports ALL learning.

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Music Together of Portland’s Bigger Kids Class is a 3 semester class starting in the fall for 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 Year Olds (must be 4 by Sept. 1. No exception’s), who have attended at least one term of Music Together and are in late primary music development. The class provides opportunities for individual music expression through movement games and song-making activities and introduces rhythm and note reading. We meet your “bigger kid” where they are, since they crave structure and games with rules but still want to be very active, playful and creative. The Bigger Kids class both complements and prepares your child for formal music instruction and school-based music education, while giving them a foundation for a lifetime of music enjoyment. Plus, your child will build life skills such as leadership, decision-making, and teamwork with their music skills and understanding.

Adults and siblings attend the first, last and one class mid session each term. Adults only (no siblings) attendance at 1 – 2 additional classes is required fall and winter term.

“My 5 year old loves the Bigger Kids class! He is learning to read music and sits down with his Music Together book and can point out the rhythms he is learning in class. He spends hours writing music about different things in his world like bugs and a visit to the zoo. It is amazing to me that such young kids can read and write simple melodies and rhythms.”

“We have Big Kids Music Class at home using our colored solfege circles and “writing” the songs from class. My daughter sits and “reads” her favorite Music Together songs from the book, following the notes with her finger and singing. She teaches us the different rhythms she learns in class and we have “treasure hunts” looking through the Music Together songbooks trying to find them. What an amazing musical learning experience for all of us!!”