For children, Ages 4 to 6 years of age with at least one parent attending. Camisia S. Matthews and Nevilla E. Ottley, teachers.
These classes are keyboard-based classes, with singing, action songs, stylized dances, and music history age-appropriate stories. Classes are scheduled weekly for the entire school year, beginning August through June.
Tuition is $350 per 14-week term. Materials cost about $75. During the school year, classes of various levels are taught once per week Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 5:30-6:25, or 6:30-7:25 Summer tuition (middle of June, July, August) is $300 with classes twice per week for 6 weeks, and may be offered during the day if the parents are requesting them then, or for an all day camp at a different price.
Little Mozarts appear in the monthly recitals after the first month, singing and playing the piano or keyboards.
Each child must have an instrument for daily practice at home, either an acoustic piano or an electronic keyboard.
Music for Little Mozarts Class Curriculum
Classroom Music for Little Mozarts Curriculum with CD includes all of the songs, stories, plush characters and lessons for children ages almost 4, 5 and 6 in the early childhood classroom. Plush characters Mozart Mouse, Beethoven Bear and Clara Schumann-Cat, are included to help the music lesson come alive for the students. The classes include well-sequenced and quickly paced lesson with a correlating CD that includes all of the songs, stories and activities in four levels. There are fun activities for children to do after the lesson. This program is the perfect resource for getting young children involved in a comprehensive musical experience that involves singing, movement, listening skills and musical concepts. Assessment materials and correlations to the National Standards for Music Education are also included.
Lesson Book (Main method book) (in all four levels)
Recital Book (reinforces what is taught in Lesson Book) (in all four levels)
Workbook (theory and ear-training) (in all four levels
Discovery Book (musical activities & singing in solfeg) (4 levels)
Little Mozarts Go to Church (Sacred songs) (Levels 1/2, Levels 3/4)
Little Mozarts Pop Songs (Levels 1/2, Levels 3/4)
Optional books: Halloween, Christmas
Flash Cards in all four levels
2 CDs (to accompany the Lesson & Discovery books)
Plush teaching toys, Mozart Mouse (Level 1)
Beethoven Bear (Level 1)
J. S. Bunny (Level 2)
Clara Schumann Cat (Level 2)
Nannerl Mouse (Level 3)
Professor Haydn Hippo (Level 3)
Puccini Pooch (Level 4)
Nina Ballerina (Level 4)
Each Animal represents a learning facet of music:
Mozart Mouse (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) is the treble clef,
Beethoven Bear (Ludwig van Beethoven) is the bass clef,
Clara Schumann (the pianist/composer wife of Robert Schumann) Cat introduces the Mouse and Bear to the music classroom.
Nannerl Mouse is part of the music history as Mozart's real sister was, as all the animals are historically connected
Prof. Haydn Hippo (Franz Joseph Haydn) teaches lines and spaces,
J. S. Bunny (Johann Sebastian Bach) shows us intervals,
Nina Ballerina introduces Tchaikovsky and other ballet composers, and
Puccini Pooch (Giacomo Puccini) introduces opera.
Other animals not in toys but presented include:
Elgar E. Elephant (Edward Elgar)
Pachelbel Penguin (Johann Pachelbel)
Other composers and musical artists introduced in the series and in our music history story hour* include: