Music Box Plus introduces the world of music with hands-on explorations of different instruments, songs, musical styles, and some music basics to help students discover the right “fit”. The extended 1 hr 55 min format of Music Box Plus not only give students an introduction to traditional American Music, along with crafts, movement, and introduction to new instruments each session, it will also provide students with a more in-depth instruction on ukulele and piano.
During each Music Box Plus session our lead teacher will introduce a new song (ranging from spirituals, folk, jazz, American songbook, country, and more) followed by a hands-on introduction to a new instrument, movement style, or music craft led by a Shedd Faculty member. Each song and instrument will be presented in a multi-dimensional context of film, history, geography, nature, and language, making every musical workshop rich, educational and fun! Classes will also include a basic introduction to note-reading, music theory, and a bit of American music history!
Maximum enrollment: 10
Course format: 2 sessions each week, 1 hr 25 min each session.
Parents/grandparents are always welcome to Music Box Plus but not required.
Currently, 2 Music Box Plus sections are offered each week:
Music Box Plus - Mon/Wed from 3 - 4:25 pm
Music Box Plus - Tue/Thu from 3 - 4:25 pm
There are also 2 sections offered each week of our shorter (55 min) Music Box.
Here is a sample Music Box + session schedule.
|0:00||Welcome / Song of the day |
|0:05||History & theory|
|0:15||Sneak Peek instrument|
|0:25||Video Clip & featured Instrument demonstration|
|0:30||Hands-on with featured instrument|
|0:50||Crazy instrument break|
|1:20||More hands-on exploration of featured instrument|
|1:40||Movement & Song Circle|