Do you need someone to show you, step by step, how to conduct a successful music class with preschoolers?
Are you ready to add some more activities to your music curriculum?
Are you looking for a developmentally appropriate way to introduce orchestral music to young children?
If so, please join us for this fun twelve-week course with Carolyn Lucento!
This course is filled with enchanting music, amazing visuals, and unique activities presented in more than 50 instructional videos. And, it can all be viewed in the convenience of your own home or on your laptop at your favorite coffee shop!
The twelve lessons have many extensions that can make this curriculum stretch over more than just 12 weeks. Carolyn's little students ask for these activities over and over, even months (or years!) later.
This is a pre-recorded online video course. Carolyn provides video demonstrations for 12 weeks of circle time lessons for preschoolers about four instrument families of the orchestra. Also included is video instruction on how to set up shelf activities to support each week's lesson, printable downloads to help you prepare these activities, and plenty of extensions to help you stretch the curriculum well beyond twelve weeks.
Each week includes 45-75 minutes of video instruction, a printable lesson plan and printable support materials, recommended sources for supplies, and even some downloadable mp3s.
When you register, you will have access to the full contents of the course and may go at your own pace. However, the lessons are presented in a sequential manner and it is recommended that you offer them in your classroom in this order.
This course is an excellent supplement to the "Musically Montessori: First Twelve Weeks" course. Combined, these two courses can help you create a year long music curriculum for your class.
You can also use this course as a stand-alone music curriculum.
When you offer these lessons to the children in the Autumn, they are ready for the wonderful Winter Orchestral Performances that are geared to children, in particular Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite."
When you offer these lessons in the Winter months, the children may have already been to a Winter performance and so they have already had that concrete experience that makes these lessons even more meaningful,especially if the children saw a performance with a live orchestra!
When you offer these lessons in the Spring or Summer, the children will be able to really enjoy the outdoor classical music concerts for children that happen in that time of year!
In this course, we will be exploring the four Instrument Families of the Orchestra:
Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, and Tuba
Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Upright Bass
Woodwinds: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Timpani, Piano, Xylophone, Glockenspiel and various rhythm instruments.
Carolyn will be relating these topics to specific Famous Composers, as well as basic music concepts, such as Tempo, Dynamics, and Pitch.
Along with full video demonstrations for all lessons, you will receive:
- Pdf Downloads of the Lesson Plans
- Visuals for circle time
- Templates for children's shelf work
- mp3 music downloads for movement activities & focused listening excerpts to illustrate the instruments being featured.
About Carolyn Lucento
I'm a long time Montessorian, a grandmother, and admirer of wild flowers, music and art of all kinds. I created Magical Movement Company in 1992 as a way to enrich the learning experiences of the people around me through Music, Dance, Drama, The Arts and Nature. Over the years, I have worked and played with so many wonderful beings that I just had to create a "company" that includes all of them!
Since 2013, I have been an Orff-Schulwerk Music Specialist in Montessori programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently I teach one Lower Elementary and thirty Preschool classes each week...that's more than 850 students! And, I love it. Before this, I was a Site Director at Fountainhead Montessori and before that I was an ECE Instructor at the American College of California.
I have also owned my own Montessori School, Albion Children's House (in Mendocino, CA). In the 1980's I was the designer at our stained glass business, Asheville Art Glass, with my husband. And, before all that, I was a High School Social Studies teacher!
In 1980, I received my first Montessori Training from St. Nicholas Montessori College in London, and I became re-certified with AMS in 2006 through the Fountainhead Montessori Adult Education Program where I currently teach their Music Training Workshops to Montessori Interns each Spring.
I have certification in Orff-Schulwerk Music Education for children Preschool through Lower Elementary. I've danced with several Dance Companies in the SF Bay Area and I sing and play traditional Mountain Music on my Appalachian Dulcimer & Autoharp.
My own children were homeschooled through their High School years in our Montessori program, Pacific Coast Erdkinder.
StartIntroduction and Downloads for Week 1 (10:10)
StartYou've Already Got What It Takes! (7:06)
StartMusic Circle: Part One (Warm Ups) (8:00)
StartMusic Circle: Part Two (Movement, Focused Listening, and Introducing Instrument Exploration) (10:09)
StartMusic Circle: Part Three (Rhythm Sticks Exploration with Play-Alongs) (9:33)
StartEnding To Your Music Circle (4:03)
StartExtensions and Shelf Work (11:26)
StartIntroduction and Resources for Week 2 (7:36)
StartMusic Circle: Part One (7:14)
StartMusic Circle: Part Two (Movement, Introducing Lesson Concepts, Focused Listening) (9:57)
StartMusic Circle: Part Three (Instrument Exploration, Little Pony Song with Finger Cymbals) (12:46)
StartEnding Songs and Extensions: Swan Lake Story/Music (8:14)
StartShelf Works and Making Connections to Your Cultural Curriculum (10:08)
StartExtension: Using Stick Puppets and Bendable Dolls (5:32)