Engaging & Educational Activities for Young Children
Benefits of Willan’s Pre-Instrumental Lessons
- Improve Fine Motor Skills And Coordination
- Improve Language Development
- Improve Focus And Memory
- Improve Fundamental Math Skills
- Improve Discipline And Teamwork
- Improve Self-Confidence And Self-Esteem
Online Pre-Instrumental Lessons
Online Pre-Instrumental Lessons are 1 on 1 music lessons. Through Musical Bells, Singing, Hand-Signs, and more activities, your child will be introduced to the fundamentals of music. This is great class to prepare your child for instrument lessons, such as piano, violin, guitar and etc. Your child will discover his or her voice in an interactive music setting, gaining confidence and invaluable creative skills along the way. These classes will lay the perfect foundation for your child’s musical and cognitive development and growth! During these times, children need creative and emotional outlets that music can provide more than ever.
Ages 2-3 years old:
This is a great age to get started with music in an informal setting! During this lesson, accompanied by an adult, your child will be introduced to music through singing, movement, and games. Your child will learn to match pitch using musical bells and the piano. Kinesthetic movement exercises will be incorporated using Fingerplay during songs and chants, as well as rhythm games. Your child will learn a fantastic array of folk and children’s songs during our time together.
Ages 4+ years old:
At this age we will lay the foundation for your child’s musical learning and growth through singing, movement, and games. We will explore the music alphabet with musical bells and the piano. Through singing, we will understand pitch relationships (high versus low and intervals) and learn Solfege. We will explore rhythm through a series of kinesthetic movements and games. Your child will also begin to understand and identify music notation (note names and rhythm) on the musical staff. The lesson will center around singing, incorporating fun vocal warm-ups and learning an array of fantastic songs together!
Q: At what age can my child start music lessons at Willan Academy?
A: We recommend age 2+ for online music lessons.
Q: What happens in a Willan’s music class?
A: Class activities vary depending on your child’s age. But most classes involve a mix of singing, instrument play, dancing and movement, storytime, and other activities. Activities are designed to develop and strengthen your child’s physical and neural functions, social-emotional skills, early literacy and early math, and much more.
Q: I don’t have any musical background or ability, can I still help my child practice?
A: Yes. Even if you don’t have a musical background, no worries. You will learn along with your children each week. We guides parents or caregivers in ways to keep the family in a musical “mode” at home. Parent involvement is a key factor in student success
Q: Does music classes prepare students for piano lessons?
Yes! This class develop students’ aural senses more than other pre-piano methods.
Q: Do I need a set of musical bells at home to take lessons?
It is ideal if you do have a set of musical bells at home, but you can start lessons with our teachers by using digital bells, which is available in mobile app stores. Most of our students buy bells to practice at home after a couple of lessons.
MESSAGE FROM THE TEACHER
“My name is Christine and I am a children’s music educator at Willan Academy of Music. It is my goal to offer music classes where your child can develop a genuine love for music. Preschoolers are a great time to get started with music in an informal setting! I will introduce your child to music through singing, movement, games, and more!
During these times, children need creative and emotional outlets that music can provide more than ever. These lessons will be a safe, fun, and engaging environment and provide your child with an introduction into music. Your child will discover his or her voice in an interactive music setting, gaining confidence and invaluable creative skills along the way. These classes will lay the perfect foundation for your child’s musical and cognitive development and growth!
Described as “20 of the Most Innovative Musicians Working Today” by Paste Magazine, Christine Papania is a versatile soprano and composer.
She has performed as the “Voice of Joan of Arc” in Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light; as a soloist in Ola Gjeilo’s Dreamweaver, Z. Randall Stroope’s Carmina Pax. Christine is a graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
develop a genuine love for music