Let’s Play Music PreK Class

Review by Angie Patterson, contributor of Prescott Homeschool Hub.

I’ve had 3 of my kids in a Let’s Play Music Class for the last 2 years. It’s a great class to give your kids a musical foundation through fun and play. The website provides great details about what is taught and how it’s taught. It’s set up like a PreK music class where several kids come together to learn music. I recommend the starting age at 3 1/2 or 4. This class could work for an older child, but it definitely is designed to start with your PreK kid and advance them for 3 years. By they time they are 7 or 8, they should have a fantastic musical foundation for any instrument they are interested in playing.

During their first year, they practice their music on the Bells because it’s easier for their hands to hold a mallet than play a piano. They learn all kinds of things duringthe first year, too. Rhythm, beats, recognizing skips and jumps, the 3 most common chords, etc.

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During their second year, they begin to play the piano and learn notes on the piano, starting with their right hand then adding in their left hand. All the while, taking what they learned in the first year and taking it to the next level.

During their third year, everything they’ve been learning about rhythm, beats, reading music, etc, comes together as they play more songs and start composing and even transposing their own music.

There are two great teachers in the Prescott area. Miss Stephanie has taught my kids and she is very sweet and a very good teacher. I know Miss Laura personally and she is also very nice and great with kids. You can’t go wrong with either of these ladies.

Stephanie Henry: lives in Prescott Valley and is recruiting for the Fall of 2013

Let’s Play Music (ages 4-7) and Sound Beginnings (ages 2-4)

Contact her for further details on this amazing program and about attending a sample class at 928-899-3790.

Laura Solorzano: lives in Prescott

Let’s Play Music (ages 4-7)

928-583-4882

*Do you have a class you host/teach or would like to review or share with other homeschoolers? Please email me at prescotthshub at gmail dot com.
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Zoo Field Trip: Gray Fox

During the winter, this field trip opportunity will take place at the Prescott Library.

In this class, we are going to talk about the gray fox. Kids can see and touch the skull and the pelt. There will be books that they can check out as well as a craft to do after.

Time:                        February 25, 2013; 1:00 – 2:30

Place:                        Prescott Public Library

Founders Room B

Lower Level

Please RSVP by February 23, 2013

Katy Gifford

katyzkav@yahoo.com

Gray Fox

A Host of Local Classes

My new friend just shared this link with me:

Local Classes

It’s a link to the Daily Courier’s list of local classes and mentoring opportunities. It looks like it’s a wonderful local source. Just scanning through it, I saw information for art classes, yarn crafting (crocheting or knitting), a local Chinese teacher, dance, marshal arts, bagpipes, piano, drama, and a whole lot more! I’ll see what I can do to sift through it and provide links for those opportunities that are geared towards kids 0-18.

Wow!