Houston Moms- amazing music classes - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 1 Old 11-06-2011, 11:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
hhhg4569's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My son has been taking music lessons from Lyric Music Studio this past school year.  Every Thursday, I pick him up early from school so he can go to her house in the Heights. This has been a really wonderful experience for him, and I wanted to let you all know the opportunity is out there!

I wanted him to have some early exposure to music. When we lived in DC, our church had a terrific beginning music program for Pre-Kers. Lacking that here in Houston, I started looking around for a class for him (we make music in our house, but I wanted him to experience music in another non-home consistent setting).

He's learning the basic building blocks for music-making. He can identify certain rhythmic patterns ("butterfly" is 2 eighth notes and a quarter note, "train whistle" is quarter followed by two eighths, etc.) and is starting to write notes above and below a line. Julie has introduced him to a large number of musical instruments. And he knows how to listen to and participate in music in a small group setting.

Plus, his teacher is kind and caring. He misses his afternoon nap in order to attend, and then takes a nap afterward. Most days this is no problem at all (his teacher keeps him up until I arrive), but when - one day - he fell asleep before I arrived and was grumpy, she squatted down and looked him in the eye and addressed his feelings gently and directly. He was allowed to sit on the sidelines and watch until he was ready to participate - which was not long at all.

We are already signed up for next year's afternoon class for five year olds. If he continues to like these classes, he can learn to take piano from "Miss Julie" when the time is right.

Julie's love of music is contagious. If you are interested in a really good music program for your child (or for yourself - Julie teaches a beginner piano class over the summer for adults!) I recommend you visit her website at www.juliemusic.com

hhhg4569 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off