Children need and love music. Isn’t it wonderful to see how spontaneously they react to rhythm and melody? How excited they become clapping their hands, singing along, naturally moving to music? Children respond to music already in the womb. Their need for tone and rhythm is anchored in developmental biology. Did you know that the ear is the very first organ that is completely formed after only a few weeks into a pregnancy!
The ability to make music is inherent within every child, meaning all children have musical potential that can develop with the appropriate encouragement during the first years of childhood. The ideal age for building a strong musical foundation is from birth to five years!
Our music education program facilitates exactly that. Without any pressure but with lots of fun we sing, dance, play instruments and make music together.
Countless scientific studies have all come to the same indisputable conclusion: music fosters children’s intelligence and has positive effects on logical reasoning and spatial relations.The concept of mixed age groups in one class supports a child’s character development and development as a whole through peer modeling and shared music making. Music fosters creativity and has positive effects on social behavior. Children who make music are perceived as more communicative and well balanced.
Children playfully absorb new information more quickly than adults, making them little experts at learning languages!
Studies have shown that learning and speaking another language is easiest when a child develops a feeling for it as early as possible. Singing songs in English in the courses cultivates exactly that. The English lyrics are introduced to the children by echo and movement games, rhythmic verses and inspiring melodies. In that way, the sound of the English language becomes familiar to the ear taking advantage of the children’s natural linguistic abilities.
Therefore we combine music with English in our classes. Even though the lessons are held in English, no previous English knowledge is required.
Children learn best through repetition
Parents’ active participation in Little Music Makers® enables the children to access their own musicality. If the parents have fun making music so will the children.
Every 10-week course includes a new songbook and a CD to keep. We have observed that listening to the music at home strengthens what we have experienced together during the class.
The songs of our CDs have been lovingly arranged and include a wide range of music styles like jazz, blues, rock, pop, folk, world and classical music. Not only do kids love listening to our music but their parents do too!
All songs are based on popular English or German melodies with English lyrics. They have been newly arranged, revised or even composed especially for Little Music Makers®.