FAYM

FAYM

Fredericksburg Area Young Musicians

Elementary Music Classes

There are up to three levels of Elementary Music Classes depending on interest, all for students aged 5 to 7.
Length - one semester (each level).
Class size - 5 (min.) to 11 (max.)

Elementary Music Testups

There are currently no testup requirements for students to move from one level to the next.


Elementary Music Prerequisites

Ages - 5 to 7 (once enrolled in level 1, students may complete all three levels, even if they age out during the upper levels)
No previous musical experience required to enroll in level 1
Enrollment in level 2 requires completion of level 1
Enrollment in level 3 requires completion of level 2


Elementary Music Class Descriptions

Elementary Music 1


The Elementary Music Class is an introductory general music class for students 5 to 7 years old. Students will learn about the basics of music, including pitch, rhythm, and notation. Students will experience making music with keyboards, basic rhythm instruments, bells, boomwhackers, tone chimes, and through singing. Throughout the semester, students will also be exposed and introduced to each instrument of the band and orchestra, and be given a chance to hold and play some instruments, such as violin, cello, flute, clarinet, and trumpet.

Homework:
none

Required Book:  MiniMusic, $8, to be purchased in class

Materials required:
none





Elementary Music 2


The Elementary Music Class 2 will pick up where Elementary Music 2 left off, learning more about different musical instruments, rhythm, pitch, solfege, reading music, and singing.

Homework:
none

Required Book:  MiniMusic, from the level 1 class

Materials required:
none

 




Elementary Music 3


The Elementary Music Class 3 is a continuation of the music study from Elementary Music 1 and 2, focusing more in depth with time signatures, dynamics, rhythms, tempos, singing, solfege, reading music, and playing basic rhythm instruments.

Homework:
none

Required Book:  MiniMusic, from the level 1-2 classes

Materials required:
a pocket folder OR three-ring binder to keep track of all handouts and papers