How should your child pick the “right” musical instrument? When’s the right time to start? What if your child likes to sing and dance? What if they want to do it all!?! The Music Box provides an introduction to the world of music with hands-on explorations of different instruments, songs, musical styles, and some music basics to help them discover the right “fit”.
Each 55 min Music Box session (there are 2 per week) introduces students to a new song (ranging from spirituals, folk, jazz, bluegrass and more) followed by a hands-on introduction to a new instrument led by a Shedd Faculty member. Each session will be presented in a multi-dimensional context of film, history, geography, nature, and language to make every musical workshop even richer, more educational and fun! With every musical discovery, your child grows one step closer to a lifetime of music making and informed music listening.
Maximum enrollment: 10
Course format: 2 sessions each week, 55 min each session.
Parents/grandparents are always welcome to Music Box but not required.
Currently, 2 Music Box sections are offered each week:
The Music Box - Mon/Wed from 4:30-5:25 pm
The Music Box - Tue/Thu from 4:30-5:25 pm
There are also 2 sections offered each week of our longer (1 hr 25 min) Music Box Plus.
Here is a sample Music Box session schedule.
|0:00||Welcome / Song of the day |
|0:05|| ||History & theory|
|0:10|| ||Sneak Peek instrument|
|0:15|| ||Video Clip & featured Instrument demonstration|
|0:20|| ||Hands-on with featured instrument|
|0:30|| ||Crazy instrument break|
|0:35|| ||More hands-on exploration of featured instrument|
|0:45|| ||Movement & Song Circle|