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Tunes for Toddlers (Age Group II)

A six-week early-years music class for 3 – 4-year olds & their parents, grandparents or minders

Description

Inspired by the Kodály Method and Orff Approach, these early-years music classes introduce your child to the fundamentals of music through singing, listening, movement, and play.

Research has demonstrated the wide-ranging benefits that music-making can have for babies/toddlers and parents alike, from learning and developmental benefits to enhancing social skills and improving well-being.

These classes provide a solid musical foundation for further musical training (a perfect stepping-stone to pre-instrumental classes in the Royal Irish Academy of Music) and most importantly, instil a love of music.

These courses are delivered in Person at the RIAM, with fun-filled music classes in the heart of Dublin City!

 

Other age groups:

Children aged 3 - 18 months should participate in our Ditties for Dotes course

Children aged 18 months - 3 years should participate in our Tunes for Toddlers (Age Group I) course

Learning Outcomes

Introduction to the following musical concepts and skills:

  • Dynamics: Loud and soft (recognise and perform)
  • Pulse: Move/clap/tap along in time to the music
  • Tempo: Fast and slow (recognise and perform)
  • Pitch: High and low (recognise and perform); vocal exploration (different voice types)
  • Melody: Elements of the pentatonic scale 

Prerequisites

Age: 3 - 4 years

Other: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the classes.

Tutors

Dr Sophie Lee teaches Musicianship and Early-Years Music at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She is an accomplished pianist and chamber musician, and is the musician in residence at Tallaght University Hospital. Sophie holds a PhD in Music Therapy from the University of Limerick; a MSc in Performance Science from the Royal College of Music, London; a BA(Mod) in Music from Trinity College Dublin; and a LRIAM in Piano Teaching.

Testimonials

"This course was thoroughly enjoyed by my 4 year old, who experienced a great sense of achievement and self satisfaction each week." (Avril S.)

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