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Lullaby Station (Ages Birth – 12 Months)
(Times: Check Calendar) / $12 Per Class
Singing to your child creates a special bond between parent and child. In this class, parents will sing and gently move with their infants and learn different lullabies to use to soothe their babies. All lullaby classes are 30 minutes.
Toddler Station (Ages: 12 Months – 3 Years Old)
(Times: Check Calendar) / $12 Per Class
In this introduction to music class, toddlers and parents sing songs and learn concepts such as numbers, letters, colors, and much more. Rhythm instruments are used to engage your child in instrument coordination. All Toddler classes are 45 minutes.
Choo-Choo Jammers (Ages 4 - 6 Years Old)
(Times: Check Calendar)/ $15 Per Class
Our Choo-Choo Jammers class focuses on teaching kids the various sounds that instruments make, how to perform on stage, how to be a part of a band (enforcing the team concept and the importance of sharing). It's highly interactive and a great way to allow kids to explore their interest in various instruments. All Choo-Choo Jammers classes are 45 minutes.
Music Fun-damentals Class (Ages 7 - 11 Years Old)
(Times: Check Calendar) / $15 Per Class
Designed for inquisitive fans of music, this course dives into the study of music fundamentals such as sound, rhythm, melody & harmony - along with tempo and dynamic markings and more. Hands-on experience will be conducted to convey musical concepts. This course is designed as a general education offering and does not require previous musical experience. Classes are 60 minutes long.
The Music Station will bring our show on the road to visit your school or organization!
The Music Station provides outreach programs for students to gain a richer, fuller understanding of the arts. Programs in theatre, dance and music will be conducted to enrich student’s experience of the performing arts.
Studies show that students who participate in the study of the arts are more likely to:
- Have a higher self esteem.
- Exhibit creativity and imagination.
- Are more resilient to peer pressure.
- Higher scores on the SAT
- Higher scores on tests such as the SAT and ACT.
- Spend fewer hours watching television.
- Are less likely to engage in delinquent behavior, enter juvenile court system or drop out of school.
- Are better prepared to live in our diverse society.
1. Musical Theatre
Students will be introduced to the elements of musical theatre in this performance based workshop. Using an existing musical score, students will explore script work, choreography, singing, improvisation and character development. Students will be invited on stage to showcase their new found appreciation of musical theatre. (Grades 6th- 8th)
2. Music to Your Ears
Poetry is the musical inspiration for this workshop. Students will explore pattern, rhythm, beat and emotion in poetry to create their own musical poetic piece. Children will be divided into groups to create their own musical creations using spoken word and singing voices, as well as instruments. All poetry will be provided. Students will be asked to demonstrate their creations for the group. (Two age groups: K-4th and 5th-8th)
3. Music and Storytelling
Geared for pre-school to kindergarten aged students, this workshop will incorporate well known nursery rhymes such Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Mary Had a Little Lamb, BaBa Black Sheep and others for students to explore melodic patterns, loud and soft dynamics, and the elements of communication through music. (Pre-school, kindergarten)
4. Opera for Everyone
The Magic Flute will be explored using costumes, set pieces and excerpts from the opera. The day of the program students will be asked to play various characters from the opera using costumes and lip synching the music. Several groups will have the opportunity to perform the excerpts on stage. Students will be sent a study guide and a CD with excerpts from the opera. Teacher may wish to assign roles before the program. (Grades 4th-8th)
5. The Songs We Sing
While exploring rhythm and beat, The Songs We Sing workshop will offer students are given the opportunity to experience rhythm using clapping, foot stomping, and their own voices along with musical accompaniment. Students will learn the art of creating a song, and then in turn, be able to create their own original and lively musical pieces. Students are divided into groups, and will ultimately perform their musical creations on stage. (Grades K-3rd)
6. The History of Chicago Blues
Students will explore the history of this wonderful musical genre by learning interesting facts and history of the Blues in Chicago, and exploring how important Chicago Blues has been on the global music scene. (Grades 6th-8th)
7. When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Irish instruments and songs are featured in this entertaining Gaelic workshop. Traditional Celtic instruments will be explored, and most importantly, traditional Irish Ballads will be taught and sung by participants to develop and continue the rich history of the Irish in our community. (All ages)