Greetings, Prep 1 Families!
We had such a lovely first week of Prep 1 Classes here at Cantabile! I have reports of much singing, dancing, and learning, and it was a pleasure to see so many smiling faces, making music together! Please read the three updates below, one from Jazmine (Tuesday Prep 1), one from Emily (Wednesday Prep 1) and one from Katie (me – Thursday Prep 1!) Enjoy our recounts of class, and the different tools and suggestions we have in order for you to encourage music-making and song-practice at home!
I had a wonderful time singing and playing with Isabella, Jaiying, Eva and their grownups on Wednesday! Our lesson featured a number of songs about Bumble Bees, including Hickety Tickety Bumble Bee and we even listened to Rimsky-Korsakov’s fun Flight of the Bumble Bee. We learned about beat and rhythm: the beat tells us how fast or slow the song goes, while the rhythm goes along with the words. The children were able to feel and show the beat in several songs, and they successfully found the beat in a song that I sang for them—without any help from me. I was very impressed! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
Have a great weekend, and see you in class next week!
Katie, Jazmine, and Emily