Suzuki Early Childhood Education Music Classes
What are Suzuki Early Childhood Education Classes?
Baby/Toddler Suzuki ECE classes are mixed age music and movement classes for students ages zero to 4 years. A parent attends each class and is an active participant. It can also be used as an early intervention program for children with special needs, speech delays, and autism. Children learning English as a second language will also benefit from the program.
Weekly classes provide a calm & structured environment in which children will develop:
– Rhythm & Melodic Awareness
– Social Skills
– Taking Turns
– Focus through Listening & Concentration
– Fine & Gross Motor Skills
– Singing & Pitch matching
– Self Confidence & Self Expression
– Group Participation
– Language through Vocabulary Development
– Creativity & Sensitivity
We use repertoire from the SECE CD (Lullabies, Actions Songs and Rhymes by Dorothy Jones), which includes traditional lullabies, action songs, and nursery rhymes. In class children have the opportunity to hear and play musical instruments such as drums, glockenspiel, triangle, xylophone, and shakers. In addition to playing instruments, children will sing, dance, listen, participate in rhythmic activities, clap, be involved in social interactions, read, and count. Story time is included with each class. Parents will participate in parent education topics, observing, participating, helping, encouraging, and journaling. Children learn from each other, the teachers, and the parents as singing, nursery rhymes, and rhythmic activities are modeled for them.
The SECE curriculum was developed by Dorothy Jones, a world renowned Suzuki specialist in Early Childhood Education. It takes the core Suzuki principles used in Suzuki instrumental lessons and is designed to develop the whole child musically, emotionally, mentally, and intellectually. SECE classes prepare children for environments such as music lessons, school, and other group activities.
Each family will have a CD for listening and singing at home. It is important to listen daily. The same repertoire will be used in classes. Repetition and review combined with positive feedback will provide an opportunity for development and learning. In addition to listening to the CD, parents should read Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki and Ability Development from Age Zero by Shinichi Suzuki.
The Seven Concepts of SECE
– Every Child Can Learn
– Ability Develops Early
– Environment Nurtures Growth
– Children Learn from One Another
– Success Breeds Success
– Parent Involvement is Critical
– Encouragement is Essential
Your first class is free! RSVP
Infants 6 months and under (and expecting parents) may join the class tuition free (must purchase Lullabies, Actions Songs and Rhymes – Handbook and CD by Dorothy Jones).
Englewood Library (1000 Englewood Pkwy, Englewood, CO 80110)
Tuition: $180 per 10 week session (prorated if you join the class mid session)
– Lullabies, Actions Songs and Rhymes – Handbook and CD by Dorothy Jones or Digital Download
– Notebook and Pen (provided)
Additional Suzuki ECE Resources
Suzuki Association of the Americas ECE
Check out this video!
20 IMPORTANT CONCEPTS PARENTS LEARN IN SUZUKI ECE
Register here for classes or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Harmony SECE Class Policies
“If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” ~ Shinichi Suzuki