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

This 45-minute drop-off "mini-term" class, taught by teacher Christy Zarlengo, explores 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, simple art projects and puppetry.  Children will learn to identify the sounds of various instruments in the orchestra.    

Tuition (3 weeks): $60; Sibling receives 10% tuition discount. Drop-ins may be available, space permitting. Contact us.

Thursdays 3:30pm  

June 6, 13 & 20

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