Children's Music Center
of Jamaica Plain
3-week Music Menagerie (4-6 yrs)

This 45-minute drop-off class, taught by teacher Christy Zarlengo, focuses on Carnival Of The Animals by French composer Camille Saint-Saens. Through characters including a fish, kangaroo, tortoise, swan, bird, mule, and others, children are engaged in listening for and experiencing such music elements as tempo, dynamics, expression and orchestration. In naming and describing the phenomena they hear in music, not only do young children gain a greater appreciation of music, but they begin to develop the skills of comparing, categorizing, generalizing, and furthering their language skills through artistic expression and understanding. Class will approach this piece through such experiences as listening, instrument play (including piano, glockenspeil, drums and other rhythmic instruments), movement, role play, and mask making.  Children will learn to identify the sounds of various instruments in the orchestra.    Maximum class size: 6 students.

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Tuition (3 weeks): $60 - add $15 registration fee for families new to the center. Sibling receives 10% tuition discount.