Spring Registration is now open! Join us for Carnival of the Animals! Register before February 23 to receive $75 off.

This spring Hands On! A Musical Experience presents The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. Our Spring session runs from March 11, 2019 – June 8, 2019.

Our specially formatted curriculum combines story and song. Each week, children will be introduced to a new animal through its musical representation as expressed by Saint-Saëns. For example, favorite movement, the introduction of the elephant, is depicted by using the large double bass. The teacher, accompanied by a pianist, plays the elephant section while children are actively engaged, listening and imaging. Children are encouraged to touch the instrument, feeling the vibration of the double bass when played, and to pluck the strings themselves. They will also have small-scaled stringed instruments to play. Each week a new animal and instrument is added, so by the end of the session, a full symphony is created in the finale movement. In addition to this musical theme, Hands On! presents its core curriculum, which teaches musical concepts by using a children’s repertoire of lullabies, folk songs and nursery rhymes.

This original curriculum illustrates Hands On!’s mission of integrating theme with educational components in a way that initiates other learning such as the acquisition of language, auditory discrimination and social understanding. A great introduction into the world of music, join us this session for our age-appropriate music classes.