Growing Musically: Music and Movement with a Mission
CMI is proud to offer toddler music and movement.
In class, children and their caregivers will sing, move, and play through a diverse array of colorful and developmentally appropriate activities, with ideas for continuing their music making at home throughout the week.
This class is open to all in the community, but also serves as a special welcome for families with young children waiting to enter the Suzuki Strings Program at age 4.
In his theory of multiple intelligences, cognitive psychologist Howard Gardner (1983, 2004) suggested that all children possess abilities to listen, sing, dance, play, and express themselves musically but that the further development of these innate abilities depends on appropriate instruction. Similar to language development, the years from birth to age six are critical for development of basic music competencies including singing in tune and moving to a beat. The importance of the movement in development of music potential is best described by Don Campbell, the author of The Mozart Effect and The Mozart Effect for Children, who stated that “Movement is an absolute necessity for a toddler, and music stimulates the best kinds of movement.”
Saturdays, 10:00 - 10:25 a.m., room 173
Frohnmayer Music Building on the UO campus
Fall session: TBA
Winter Session: TBA
Spring Session: TBA
Children must be two or three years of age at the time of participation and attend with a parent or other adult caregiver. We encourage the participation of the same adult weekly.
No refunds will be granted for missed sessions.
Please contact us to enroll now.