|Music offers community voice lessons and children's classes |
The UND Community Music Program is again offering voice lessons taught by an experienced teacher for children third grade to adult at all levels of expertise.
Musiktanz pre-school music classes for children ages 15 months through kindergarten are also being offered. Musiktanz is a curriculum developed by Dr. Lorna Heyge, an internationally recognized early childhood music educator. In the Musiktanz program the teacher acts as a model to assist the parents/care givers in working musically with their children. The adults attend the children's lessons and participate with them in a variety of musical activities involving singing, moving, playing, creating, and listening. Emphasis in these classes is on having fun while building musical skills and developing a love of music. An additional benefit for children is that research has shown that participation in such programs may improve skills tied to academic success.
Level I (Ages 15 months-3 years) meets at 6 p.m. Mondays. Level II (Ages 3 years-kindergarten) meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Both classes meet for a half hour 10 times during the semester in HFAC Room 258 starting Jan. 25. They are taught by an experienced music teacher. Cost for each level is $65 per semester. For more information for voice or Musiktanz, please call 777-2830.
-- Barbara Lewis, Associate Professor of Music Education, Music, email@example.com, 777-2820