What would the world be without music? In FasTrack® Music, 2 – 4 year olds get to move, sing, pretend, and share their love for music. As children engage in the music program, they improve their memory, cognitive development, learning skills and their ability to express emotion. This early learning program is a fun and energetic way to introduce children to the creative world of music. Through the award-winning ABC Music & Me™ curriculum, children learn musical terms such as forte (loud) and piano (quiet). Children also learn group social behaviors such as taking turns, cooperation and listening. Children are encouraged to explore instruments, which increases auditory discrimination and a foundation for future musical interests. Optional monthly parent kits are available so that children can continue the fun while at home.
The advanced program for 4 – 6 year olds is based on the same concepts as the 2 – 4 year old program, but the curriculum is focused on preparing children for formal music lessons while still having a fun, positive experience. Children are introduced to composers, songs and musical styles such as classical and jazz while learning notation, new instruments and music vocabulary. Children are also introduced to the keyboard and learn basic keyboarding techniques. The advanced program can act as a precursor for formal music lessons if the child is interested. These lessons provide a solid foundation for music education and a lifelong appreciation of music and movement.
Research shows music helps children become better learners, and that even a newborn emotionally responds to music. Research also shows that there is a link between mathematical abilities in students and their musical awareness. The fun, energetic FasTrack Music program is the perfect way to start a child’s lifelong educational career.