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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

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Musekids Musica & Dansica is the academy’s music program specifically designed for early child music and dance for the little ones. We have variety of parented classes that create numerous experiences that promote growth in a many developmental areas, provide opportunities for socialization, and encourage a love of music and dance.

The Royal Conservatory of Music has noted that recent research has found that “Increasingly, music and the arts are being recognized as crucial intellectual building blocks in the early years, closely linked to such cognitive functions as verbal-linguistic development, spatial reasoning, complex problem solving in math and science, and the development of emotional intelligence. This holds especially true in the early years of a child’s development.”

Smart Start™ is a curriculum designed for children ages 0-5, developed by the Royal Conservatory of Music in collaboration with neuroscientists and the RCM's most accomplished music educators with over 60 years of combined experience in early childhood education. The Smart Start™ Program was created to nurture the core developmental traits of reading, memory, and IQ through music education.

Smart Start™:

  • Best-in-class training for all musicians and music educators through the Smart Start Institute.

  • Age-targeted for 0-6 months. 6-18 months. 19 months to under 4 years old. Or under 5 years old with absolutely no experience in music.

  • Fully aligns with Head Start ELOF and Performance

  • Standards and the National Music Standards

  • Diverse and Inclusive Songs and Activities

  • Individualized and Measured Cognitive, Social Emotional, and Musical Outcomes for Every Child at Every Age

  • Supported by Digital Resources

Our early childhood teachers are authorized, certified teachers with the RCM Smart Start™ program. They are also certified in the Music for Young Children Sunrise program and curriculum, another early childhood music education program.

With this in mind, the Musekids Musica program uses a variety of activities and materials to create an environment that caters to different learning styles.  We introduce children to some basic music terminology, create opportunities to play instruments in an ensemble, connect the rhythms that they play with the language of books and expose them to a variety of music genres.  Each lesson includes many opportunities for overall development.

Some of the many benefits of music for infants and toddlers are:

  1. Language / Vocal Development

  2. Brain Development

  3. Muscle Development

  4. Social/Emotional Development

  5. Musical Development

  6. Bonding Between Baby and Parent

 

Musekids Musica and Muskids Dansica aim to provide an enhanced musical and developmental experience for children and their parents in a fun and engaging environment. Please click here for more information about the MuseKids Musica early childhood curriculum.

 REGISTRATION IS ONGOING FOR FALL, WINTER, AND SPRING 
 (student can register and join anytime) 


 SMART START CLASSES
 for the current year 

Calgary Music Lessons

Newborn Baby Smart Start™ (0 to 6 months)

This is a music introduction class that supports development from the earliest stages. Through games, movements, and lots of song, infants are encouraged to explore and interact with the world around them through their parents/caregivers. This is presented through a musical framework, exposing them to the basics of rhythm, beat, and listening. They are also learning to interact with their peers, and developing the cognitive skills that will carry them through life. Emotional and social bonds are strengthened in the class. Students who enjoy this class proceed to future group lessons.

Baby Smart Start™ (6 months to 18 months)

This is a music introduction class that works to support infant development. Cognitive skills are a natural part of music education, and research shows that starting early is associated with better cognitive skills. Children who learn these skills do better in every aspect of their lives. Through games, stories, activities, and a variety of percussion and Orff instruments, children develop these cognitive skills, as well as musical understanding, creativity, rhythm, and motor control. Group classes encourage social and emotional development, and it presents wonderful bonding time for parents/caregivers and children. Students who enjoy this class proceed to future group or private lessons.

Sunrise+ Smart Start™ (14 months to 36 months,
ages 3 to 4.5 years also welcome)

Sunrise+ Smart Start™ classes are a music introduction class that covers a variety of things including: singing with movement, simple crafts, basic music terminology, rhythm ensemble with different instruments, etc. The aim of this class is to expose young children to music and aid in continuing childhood development. Students who enjoy this class proceed to group or private lessons in the future, focusing on one or more specific instrument disciplines. 

SUNRISE SMART START™ CLASSES COST:

$225.00/Block of 10 classes

$60.00 + GST Semester Material Fee

$55.00 Registration Fee

BABY/NEWBORN SMART START™ CLASSES COST:

$225.00/Block of 10 classes

$390.00/Block of 20 classes

$570.00/Block of 30 classes

 

*Can do multiple days/week or use as family/friends registration for multiple kids

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