Big Kids Class
This class is designed for children who are ready to let go and be a bit more independent. Parents are welcome to stay, but will participate in a different way: as a fellow student rather than a parent!
The class is one hour long, and the materials are a bit different than in the Mixed-Age classes. We start to teach them Solfege, which explores singing, harmony, folk dancing and musical terms to go with their growing curiosity and abilities.
Here, they really begin to take the lead in the class. If the parent (along with any other siblings) chooses to leave they are welcome to come to the last 15 minutes of the class for the play-along, lullaby and the goodbye song.
This class is a great to prepare them for private lessons. It is a developmental class, so we will certainly not accomplish everything within the first semester or year. As with any developmental skill, it takes time and practice. Luckily, it's not a race, all that matters is growing at their own individual pace.