Tunes for Tots for 3 and 4 year-old preschoolers
For our youngest audience, we bring a program called “Tunes for Tots.” The program begins with FSO’s Miss Jody performing a live concert just for the students, using a variety of instruments. The principles of audience conduct are taught to the students and put into practice right away.
After the concert is finished, the students are introduced to a book called This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt. During the reading of this book the youngsters get to perform a series of hand motions to go along with the story. This book introduces kids to the idea of jazz music at the most basic level. The story concludes with the students performing their own jazz scat rhythm!
Finally, the students are given the opportunity to identify sounds they hear outside and in the world around them (such as vehicle, animal, and nature sounds). Once we have recognized a number of sounds , students get to see, hear, and even play various instruments that mimic the sounds previously discussed.
This program introduces preschoolers to music education, and fosters a desire to learn more about music as they grow.