Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. There is also a causal link between music and spatial intelligence or the ability to perceive the world accurately and to form mental pictures of things.
Do you remember the first time you ever heard a Clarinet? Did it remind you of an animal? Can you draw that animal? This is what this class is all about. By way of introduction, I use Tchaikovsky's Peter and The Wolf. Thru puppetry, I will tell the story while explaining how each animal is played by a different instrument with its own musical motif. Then we will dive more deeply into one of the instruments and the children will be invited to draw or paint said instrument along with its representing animal, while listening to Classical & Jazz music played by this instrument to create a complete sonic experience. Class will be rounded out by play acting the animals, free dancing, bubbles and a lullaby. The classes encourage interaction between adults and children creating a lively community. Children of different ages can enjoy class together (45 mins)
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Upcoming Schedule for LIC | Grown Up & Me Music Class
PLAYDAY is creative play space for socially driven cognitive stimulation for NYC children ages 1 and up in Long Island City, Queens. Each class is 45-60-minutes and includes a mix of multicultural activities like sculpting, drawing, model building, origami, weaving, typography, chess, architecture, yoga and ping pong. Kids 1-4 can take "Grown Up and Me" art and music classes, while all classes for kids ages 4+ are drop-in/drop-off. The individual and group activities at PLAYDAY are led by highly educated experienced instructors with a passion for mentoring and motivating kids—along with a love for sharing relevant art history. In the PLAYDAY FRIENDS program, successful local creatives visit and allow kids to witness the creative process at play. PLAYDAY also offers creative birthday parties with ping-pong tables and a large outdoor area! Bonus for those 21+: PLAYDAY hosts "create and sip nights," too.