|Pre-school children's music classes begin|
The UND Community Music Program is offering Musiktanz classes for children ages 15 months through kindergarten. Musiktanz is a curriculum developed by Lorna Lutz Heyge, an internationally recognized author and early childhood music educator. She is the founder of Kindermusik and author of the early childhood curriculum,
"Cycle of Seasons." In the Musiktanz program the teacher acts as a role model to assist the parents/care givers in working musically with their children. The parents/care givers attend the children's lessons and participate with them in classes which are comprised of a variety of developmentally appropriate 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. Moreover, research has shown that participation in such programs may improve skills tied to academic success as well.
Level I (ages 15 months to 3 years) meets at 6 p.m. Mondays.
Level II (ages 3 years to kindergarten) meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.
Both classes meet for a half hour 10 times during the semester in 258 Hughes Fine Arts Center starting Sept. 17. They are taught by an experienced music teacher. Cost for each level is $65 per semester.
For more information call 777-2830 and ask for KariJo.