Pre-schoolers just love music! They love to sing, dance, play instruments and read stories. While they are doing these activities that they think are just about fun, wise parents, grandparents, and music educators know that these activities do so much more: they promote the child's natural sense of curiosity which promotes lifelong learning, instill a love of music and fun through musical activities, and provide the child with the skills such as keeping a steady beat and pitch development.
Like minded parents and grandparents also enjoy meeting other people who are all about discovering ways for their young children to interact musically and socially with their community.
That is what the Music in the Box curriculum and The Music Connection are all about.
Director Janet Kuester explains, "The Music in the Box curriculum was designed by two Montessori moms who were also educators and Suzuki piano student parents. They realized it is never too early to begin the exciting adventure of making music."
She continued, “The Music in the Box classes are designed to fit the family budget, while providing a quality weekly music class for the mom who would like to make music education a priority in her children’s lives.”
Music in the Box has 6 curriculums sure to delight such as ‘Dinosaurs Went Marching.’ “The children just love all the dinosaur stories and songs," said teacher Gretel Mink Hansen.
Class offerings for Fall are Tuesdays from 9:00-9:30AM ; 9:30AM-10AM, or 10:00-10:30AM in Orland Park. Pajama class in Frankfort is on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:00PM. Classes are $20 per month per child. Because there has been a growing demand for these classes, additional classes may be added in October. Ideal ages are 0 to 5 years old. Parent or caregiver must attend with the child. Sign up dates are posted through December of 2013. Classes begin Tuesday, September 3 in Orland and Wednesday September 4 in Frankfort.
The Music Connection of Orland Park is located at 10751 165th Street, Orland Park, Illinois, 60467. The Music Connection of Frankfort is located at 9370 West Laraway Road, Frankfort, Illinois, 60467. Register online today. For further information and to register on line, go to www.theconnection2music.com or call 708-364-7590 or 815-464-4434