The Orff Approach to music education combines music, movement, drama and speech into lessons that are similar to the child’s world of play. Music helps the children with coordination, dexterity and concentration. The Orff Approach harmonizes with Maria Montessori’s ideas of how a child learns.
Introducing a young child to a second language gives them a chance at greater fluency and access to countless professional opportunities later on. The time when child’s language skills naturally develop is the ideal time for the child to learn a second language. Spanish is one of the most popular languages for children in the United States to learn and is the second most-spoken language in the world.
The essence of art is self-expression but in children, the process of creating art is the most important aspect. Through art our children will learn better motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, improved academic performance, cultural awareness and self-confidence.
All kids ages 4-15 are welcome. The goal of each club meeting is to have fun while learning to play chess. During one of their sessions, the club will meet Fridays after school from 3:45-4:30. The Kansas City Chess Club chess curriculum will guide students from Pawn to King level advancement. Progress will be measured by a chess skills test taken at the end of each level. Ken Fee and his staff of certified chess instructors from Kansas City Chess Club will be teaching players about the important rules, chess etiquette, strategy, openings, endgames, and tactics. Sign up now.
Individual Piano Instruction
Lessons will be offered on Wednesdays. Linda's comprehensive approach to learning the keyboard includes sight-reading, technique, music theory and aural training. There are direct correlations between musical study and verbal competency, motor and auditory skills, reasoning abilities and problem solving. Linda recommends that children as young as 5 years old can successfully learn keyboard skills. Sign up now.
Guitar lessons are available on Thursdays either as a group lesson or an individual lesson. Pete has been playing guitar for all but 9 years of his life. He has been teaching for over 5 years, and truly enjoys seeing the breakthrough moment students have when they master a song, chord or scale. Pete plays all kinds of music and he teaches it all too. These lessons are recommended for children age 9 and older. Sign up now.