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Early Explorers: Discovering Music 

Experiencing music through song, movement, and play!

Welcome to Early Expressions Piano Classes! Our Early Explorers classes, geared toward 3- and 4-year-olds, allow children to have a positive and fun introduction to the world of music-making.

Our Early Explorers music classes are an exciting introduction to music for the smallest musician. The goal of this class is music appreciation. Through this class, children are introduced to classical music and composers, sing songs, participate in fun music and movement activities to engage their bodies and minds, learn basic music concepts and terminology, and gain a love and appreciation of music through play!


Preschool Piano Camps


Early Explorers: Vivaldi's Four Seasons Preschool Piano Camp

This Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Piano Camp will introduce your young students to a year of music, going through each season from Spring through Winter. It works perfectly as a week-long, four-day camp, or as a month-long once-a-week class. This camp includes the following lesson plans: Spectacular Spring, Sizzling Summer, Amazing Autumn and Wondrous Winter. It also includes the Vivaldi's Four Seasons Camp Planner, which includes 19 pages of camp planning forms and materials.

Includes sheet music, craft templates, 4 student take-home books, clipart and printable teaching resources, and much more! More information available here374 pages. Digital download. 


Price: $38.00


Vivaldi's Four Seasons Camp Planner

19 pages of materials to help plan your Early Expressions Four Seasons camp: Registration Forms, Participant Rosters, Certificates of Completion, T-Shirt Graphics and more! More info available here. Digital download. (*This Camp Planner is already included when you purchase the Vivaldi's Four Seasons Preschool Piano Camp - no need to purchase twice!)


Price: $5.00


Individual Lesson Plans



Spectacular Spring! Lesson Plan: High & Low

Amazing Autumn! Lesson Plan: High & Low
Musical Valentines Lesson Plan: The Musical Alphabet
This “Spectacular Spring!” lesson plan includes everything you need to teach a super fun and hands-on one-hour class all about high and low in music. 

See more information herehere, and here. Includes a student Take-Home Book! 64 pages. Book is in downloadable e-book format.

Students learn all about high and low in music in this one-hour class while exploring many fun and exciting aspects of autumn - falling leaves, pumpkins, cool breezes and more! They learn about Vivaldi's "Autumn" through singing and movement, make their own drum, are introduced to solfege and to the piano keyboard, and more!

See more information here. Includes a student Take-Home Booklet! 43 pages. Book is in downloadable e-book format.

In this fun Valentines Day themed lesson plan, children will learn all about the musical alphabet. They will also explore how music shows emotions and feelings, and will be on their way to gaining a great LOVE of music!

Children will enjoy learning and singing a cute song about music to Beethoven's "Fur Elise;" will love composing their own Valentines Day song; will be excited to receive a Valentine from a famous composer; and will have fun learning all about the joy of music through song, play, movement, listening and art.

See more information here, here and here. Includes a student Take-Home Booklet! 74 pages. Book is in downloadable e-book format.

Price: $10.00
 
Price: $10.00
Price: $10.00





Wondrous Winter! Lesson Plan: Chords on the Staff



Rushing Water Lesson Plan:
Short & Long


All Aboard! Lesson Plan:
Soft & Loud

This “Wondrous Winter” lesson plan includes everything you need to teach a super fun and hands-on one-hour class all about the musical staff and simple chords. 

Children will enjoy singing and playing rhythm instruments to an exciting song about a sleigh ride to Prokofiev’s “Troika;” will be introduced to the musical staff and learn to make and identify chords on the staff; will have lots of fun moving to Vivaldi’s “Winter” and acting out various wintertime activities; will be introduced to basic ear training; and will love experiencing all of this through song, play, movement, listening and art.

See more information here. Includes a student Take-Home Book! 61 pages. Book is in downloadable e-book format.
We love this lesson plan all about short and long in music! It really is one of our very favorites. Children will learn that music can tell a wonderful story, and will go home and tell their parents all about the their adventure on the river!

In this lesson plan, children will love singing, moving, and going on a musical journey down a river to Smetana’s beautiful orchestral work “The Moldau;” will learn about and experiment with short and long using art, listening, instruments and an edible craft; will be introduced to the solfege scale and will learn some fun songs about rain; and will have fun learning all about long and short in music through song, play, movement, listening and art. We hope you enjoy this fun lesson!

See more information here. Includes a student Take-Home Book! 73 pages. Book is in downloadable e-book format.
Take your students on a trip on a musical train as you learn all about loud and soft in music!

Children will love learning and singing about a train ride, and moving like a train to Lumbye’s “Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop;” will enjoy playing a fun transportation game to learn to listen to and identify loud and soft in music; and will have fun learning all about loud and soft in music through song, play, movement, listening and art.

This lesson plan includes lots of fun and colorful clipart; sheet music for songs to sing; tutorials and templates for student craft; other printables and more!

See more information here. Includes a student Take-Home Booklet! 69 pages. Lesson plan is in downloadable e-book format.



Price: $10.00





Sizzling Summer! Lesson Plan: Fast & Slow

This “Sizzling Summer!” lesson plan includes everything you need to teach a super fun and hands-on one-hour class all about fast and slow, and the musical terms associated with tempo in music. 

Children will enjoy learning and singing about summer to Gershwin’s “Summertime,” will have a blast decorating their own fairy wings or turtle shells to wear, will love moving like fairies and forest animals to Vivaldi’s “Summer” from The Four Seasons, and will have fun learning all about tempo in music through song, play, movement, listening and art.

For more information, click here. Includes awesome craft templates/tutorials and a student Take-Home Book! 187 pages. Book is in downloadable e-book format.

Price: $10.00





Price: $10.00
Price: $10.00



More Early Explorers lesson plans coming soon!



Mighty Musicians: Learning to Love Music 


Early piano & creative musical skills for young musicians!


Our Mighty Musicians classes, geared toward 5- and 6-year-olds, allow children to have a positive and fun introduction to the world of music-making and give them a great start in learning to play the piano. 

Children in our Mighty Musicians music classes will experience and learn about music through listening, singing, movement and play, and will also use their new found knowledge to work on their basic piano skills. Students will also learn about the great composers and their music, and have the opportunity to do some composing themselves! This class is appropriate for children who have taken the Early Explorers class, have had some piano or music experience, or for those who may not have had a class in the past but are eager to learn and get a jump-start into music!


Mighty Musicians Piano Camp

This Mighty Musicians Piano Camp includes all five Mighty Musicians Lesson Plans, and is perfect as a week-long, five-day camp or a once-a-week class that runs for five weeks. Included in this camp are the following lesson plans: Night and Day, Traffic Jam, Mountains and Hills, Birds of a Feather and Forte Fireworks. It also includes the Mighty Musicians Camp Planner, which includes 20 pages of camp planning forms and materials.

Includes sheet music, craft templates, 5 student take-home books, clipart and printable teaching resources, and much more! More information available here. 312 pages. Digital download. 


Price: $46.00


Mighty Musicians Camp Planner

20 pages of materials to help plan your Mighty Musicians camp: Lesson Plan Schedule, Registration Forms, Participant Rosters, Certificates of Completion, and more! More info available here. Digital download. (*This Camp Planner is already included when you purchase the Mighty Musicians Piano Camp - no need to purchase twice!)

Price: $5.00




Individual Lesson Plans

 Night & Day Lesson Plan: Music Tells a Story
Traffic Jam! Lesson Plan: Music Has Beat & Rhythm


Mountains & Hills: Notes Move Up and Down
In this lesson plan, students learn  that music can tell a story! They explore different musical elements used to create a musical story, including improvising the musical elements on the piano and creating their own musical stories! Students are introduced to Edvard Grieg, and will learn about keyboard topography and piano technique basics. 

See more information here. Includes a student Take-Home Book! 82 pages. Book is in downloadable e-book format.

This lesson plan is number 1 in our five-week Mighty Musicians piano class (or Day 1 in a week-long camp).

In this lesson plan, students learn that music is made up of a pattern of short and long notes over a steady beat. They are introduced to basic rhythm (including half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes) through clapping and speaking words over a steady beat. Students play a pre-staff notation piano piece, focusing on "walking" on their fingertips. Students are introduced to Ludwig van Beethoven and his 5th Symphony, and create a symphony of their own! 

See more information here. Includes a student Take-Home Book! 51 pages. Book is in downloadable e-book format.

This lesson plan is number 2 in our five-week Mighty Musicians piano class (or Day 2 in a week-long camp).
In this lesson, students learn that musical notes move up and down on the staff!

Children will enjoy climbing their own “musical mountain” while learning how notes move up and down on the staff; will be introduced to Copland’s Appalachian Spring through fun listening and movement activities; will love singing and moving to Simple Gifts; will play a five-finger scale on the piano; will compose their own piece with notes moving up and down; and will have fun learning all about notes on the staff through song, play, movement, listening and art!

See more information here. Includes a student Take-Home Book! 38 pages. Book is in downloadable e-book format.

This lesson plan is number 3 in our five-week Mighty Musicians piano class (or Day 3 in a week-long camp).


Price: $10.00



Birds of a Feather Lesson Plan: The Musical Alphabet

This fun lesson plan introduces seven feathered friends that help to learn the musical alphabet and the notes of the piano!

Children will be introduced to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake; will sing a song, and learn a poem all about birds to help remember the notes on the piano; will be introduced to Johann Strauss’s famous Blue Danube Waltz and will learn some fun lyrics about our feathered friends; will decorate their own duck craft and have fun making it “quack” to the music; will play a pre-staff notation piece on the piano using the newly-learned notes on the keyboard; will compose their own creative piano piece; and will have fun learning all about the musical alphabet through song, play, movement, listening and art.

See more information here. Includes a student Take-Home Book! 70 pages. Book is in downloadable e-book format.

This lesson plan is number 4 in our five-week Mighty Musicians piano class (or Day 4 in a week-long camp).

Price: $10.00

Price: $10.00



Forte Fireworks! Lesson Plan: Music Can Be Loud or Soft

This patriotic lesson plan will be a blast, as students explore fireworks, flags and more, and learn that music can be loud or soft! Students will march in a parade, play a matching game, explore dynamics using a variety of instruments, compose their own fireworks song, play a pre-staff notation piece, and go on a memorable musical adventure to "see" a fireworks show! Pieces that students will become familiar with include Handel's Music For the Royal Fireworks, Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

See more information here. Includes a student Take-Home Book! 50 pages. Book is in downloadable e-book format.

This lesson plan is number 5 and the final lesson in our five-week Mighty Musicians piano class (or Day 5 in a week-long camp).

Price: $10.00

Price: $10.00






2 comments:

Dorla said...

Where is day 4 of Mighty Musicians Music Camp?
I'm planning on using your lesson plans this summer. Thanks for coming up with such good resources!

Jenny Bay said...

Hi Dorla! Thanks for the comment, and sorry it took a little while to respond - I've been moving across country with my little family this past week! Mighty Musicians day 4 is coming soon! I am working on it now and it will be available in the next couple of weeks. It is such a fun summer camp, I hope you enjoy it!

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