Music and Movement

This is a unique class designed for ages 2-7 that encourages free movement and exploration of sounds. Each Class is 50 minutes long and will meet once a week for six weeks. There are two separate classes to divide the age groups, one class is for 2-4 year-olds and the second class is for 5-7-year-olds. The classes feature many great skills for your child to learn and develop by using pitch exploration, games, dancing, rhythm exercises, signing, and a few musical instruments. Some instruments that the children will get to use are egg shakers, wrist bells, rhythm sticks, boomwackers, and tambourines. Other items used during the class will include a parachute, stuffed animals, and rhythm scarves. The guardians also get their own packet with songs to take home with them to learn with their child. Many of the activities in these classes will promote cognitive development through the use of colors, numbers, shapes, and letters. Through movement, children will work on balance, flexibility, developing fine and gross motor skills, and coordination. The goal of these classes is so that each student can find their own enjoyment in music and dance that have been created from around the world.


Goals of the Music and Movement Class:

- Develop fine and gross motor skills

- Be able to understand basic timing

- Learn new songs while having fun

- Develop listening skills

- Have a better understanding of their voices and bodies for dancing

- Develop more social and sharing skills

- Finding enjoyment in music and dance


Dates:

Weekly on Wednesdays - June 8th through July 13th


Times:

2-4 year old class | 10:00-10:50 AM

5-7 year old class | 11:00-11:50 AM


Cost: $150 (Covers child and caregiver + materials for all 6 classes)


Registration:

Register ONLINE HERE,

OR

Email us to express your commitment and bring in a check by the first day of class. Email address: thecatandthefiddlewv@gmail.com



Meet the Teacher | Kate Warren

Kate Warren was born and raised in Winchester, VA and is currently studying music at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Kate is getting her degree in Music Education and hopes to become a full-time teacher in a public school as well as teaching piano in a studio. Kate started playing the piano when she was 6 years old and joined band in middle school where she played the clarinet. Kate is continuing her music education and has played in many of Shepherds ensembles as their pianist, percussionist, and clarinetist. Kate taught at TreeHouse Music Studio in Winchester, VA from 2019-2021 during that time she taught many ages ranging from 5-45. Kate loves working with all kinds of people that want to experience music in a positive and fun manner while also playing games!