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Register Your 0-3 Year Olds for Musical Beginnings

Feb. 3, 2014

Musical Beginnings is a class for children 0 to 3 and their caregivers to allow children to learn music as a native language at the time when the brain is most ready for language development. Did you know many children will match pitch and copy rhythms before they are able to form words? In the first few years of life, the brain begins to shed unused neural pathways intended for language including pitch matching, complex rhythmic patterns, modal tonalities, etc. This is believed to be the reason it is much harder to learn music as an adult than as a child. By teaching how to sing in tune, move in time, and to audiate (to hear music internally), Musical Beginnings prepares children for any future musical studies they choose to pursue.

Musical Beginnings activities are based on the research of Edwin Gordon, who has written extensively on brain development and early childhood music education.

Instructor: Mary Price
Session dates and times: Mondays 6:00-7:00 p.m., February 3 through April 28 (no class on 3/24 for spring break, makeup class 5/5, if needed) - OR - Tuesdays 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m., February 4 through April 29 (no class on 3/25 for spring break, makeup class 5/6, if needed)
Location: Oberlin Community Music School, Burrell-King House, 315 E. College St., Oberlin
Tuition: $96 per semester
Enrollment: A minimum of 5 children is needed in order to hold the class. If there are fewer than 5 children in each of the classes, we will try to combine the two classes.
Registration: Online at new.oberlin.edu/office/community-music-school/registration_form.dot