Home School Music Class Descriptions

Floor Music Staff in Spring Hill TN

Floor Music Staff in Spring Hill TN

These are general descriptions of the classes check pages for more details.

All of Pastor Bob’s Home School Music Classes stay on the same track as far as class descriptions.  When children learn an instrument they are overloaded with many things that they have to learn such as:  Steady beat, Time signature, the musical alphabet (reading notes on a staff), interval training, what you have to do to produce the note.    Wouldn’t it be GREAT if children had many of these concepts down, prior to playing an instrument or even singing.  Pastor Bob’s classes will spend time learning and reinforcing each concept slowly in fun ways, using games and prizes to help students learn before or during the process of playing an instrument or singing.  Below you will see what is taught in the different classes.  If you would like to see what is offered at your specific music class, please hit the link for your area.  Lighthouse/Antioch,    Spring Hill,     Nashville Notes / FranklinColumbia.  Some locations have some variations of music classes, please check the location you are interested in to see additional classes. First class is always FREE to guests and then the cost is $5.00 for the first child and the second child is FREE.

Class One:

Franklin Children Love Music Class

Franklin Children Love Music Class

This is my first level class designed for younger children {approx ages 4 to 7 } deals with musical opposites: high, low, fast , slow, even, uneven, loud, soft, beat, no beat and steady beat. Then we start into steady beat, talk about phrases, steps, skips, accent, a little bit of sol-fedge  (Do & So), Conducting (Start, Stop, End).   We end the year with learning how to read rhythm in a way the public schools learn it Ta’s,  Te, Te’s and rests, (This is called Koda’y).   This is a reduced description,  if you would like to see my complete curriculum guide, I will be happy to share it with you.

 

Spring Hill Home School Music Class Game

Spring Hill Home School Music Class Game

Class Two:

My second class (approx ages 7 to 9) Picks up the beginners from the year before and moves them on This class will eventually require some basic writing skills, so if a child cannot write the first class would be best for them) starts with a review of rhythm Ta’s and Te, Te’s and rest.  From there we want to identify the rhythm, be able to hear the rhythm and be able to write the rhythm.  We will learn how to read the letter notes on a staff in treble clef. (Some students at this age are overwhelmed by treble and bass clef together so we work just treble Clef) We will read the notes, write the notes, play the notes and learn intervals of steps and skips.  Then we move more into the sol fedge more. We learn Do, Mi and Sol. At this young age we will keep do stationary to save from confusing the child.  We learn how to write it, read it, hear it, play it, sing it and jump it. We jump on the staff to make it fun and to help the students visualize where they are moving to.  This is a Great help in teaching students intervals.  We play all sorts of music games with these concepts to drill them in our heads. At the end of the year the students will be able to read Do, Mi and So on any line or Space.  They will also write it on any line or space.  We will read Do, Mi and So using the rhythms from the beginning of the year.  They will play, jump, sing and write on the staff with the rhythms of a quarter, barred eighth note and a quarter rest added to the note heads.

 

Class Three:

Music students learning note names

Music students learning note names

(approx. ages 9 to 10) We will review the quarter, barred eighth note and the quarter rest and then we will add a  triplet feel found in compound time (6/8 patterns) We learn to read, perform and play the patterns, then we how to identify the patterns.   This class is designed for students who are older or have been through all of my music classes, because older students are able to learn the easier concepts quickly and need more or a challenge.   We will hear, read it, play it and Identify it.  We will review reading notes in treble clef and add bass clef this year and talk about the Grand Staff.  They will play it, write it, read it and walk it on the staff.  We will also learn intervals of steps, skips, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th and octave.  Students will be required by the end of the class to find the letter name on the staff and identify it in Bass and Treble clef.  Then we start with solfedge Do, re, me, and so.  We will learn how to write do, re, me and so and talk about the difference between a step and a skip.  They will  understand the sounds of steps and skips and that Do is definitely moveable.   We will write it on the staff, play it , sing it and walk it on the staff.  At the end we will take the rhythms from the beginning of the year quater, barred eighth note, quarter rest and the triplet patterns and mix them with the sol fedge where we will read the rhythm, read the solfedge, play it, jump it sing it and write it…no matter where Do is on the staff. We will be able to play the passage with a moveable do on our mallet orff instruments.  Children will have fun while learning and practicing basic concepts of music.

 

Class Four:

(Approx 10 on up)  We will review quarter note, barred eighth notes and quarter  rest ,

Students learning rhythm by playing drums

Students learning rhythm by playing drums

add triplet rhythms found in compound time (6/8 patterns), then we will add sixteenth note rhythms, we will add rests into our classes this year.  We learn to read, perform and play the patterns, then we how to identify the patterns.   This class is designed for students who are older or have been through all of my music classes,  {Approx 10 and older are involved in these classes.) We will hear, read it, play it and Identify it.  We will review reading notes in treble clef, bass clef  and then we will add the alto and tenor clef which moves the middle c around.   They will play it, write it, read it and walk it on the staff.  We will also review intervals of steps, skips, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th and octave.  Students will be required by the end of the class to find the letter name on the staff and identify it in Bass and Treble clef alto clef and tenor clef.  Students will be able to read, write, play and sing Do, re, mi, so and la.  We will review half steps, how to create all the scales, the circle of fifths and progress to Chord progressions I, IV, V and substitute chords ii, iii, iv and vii diminished.  Students will use a keyboard in the second half of the class to help with more complicated Music theory.  Of course every concept is drilled with the use of games.  This is for the student who understands music but wants to learn more about the theory of the music.  We approach everything by writing, reading, playing and using games.

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