The Adams State University Department of Music will offer two free six-week music classes for students in the San Luis Valley. Music 4 Kids, is a music class designed for children in kindergarten through second grade will meet from 6 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. on Mondays. A children’s choir for students in third through fifth will meet from 6:45 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Both classes start Monday, March 23, and end on April 27. Classes will be held in the Adams State Music Building room 117.
This service -earning project will provide a creative musical experience for children in the San Luis Valley community while allowing for observation and teaching opportunities for ASU music education majors. Tracy Doyle, D.M.A. professor of music, and students in her Elementary Music Methods course will lead the classes in musical experiences influenced by the Dalcroze, Kodály, and Orff music education methodologies, all of which feature active learning and an experiential approach.
Music 4 Kids is open to the first 15 students who register and the course is free of charge. Due to the sequential nature of the material, the Music4Kids staff requests a commitment to all six sessions. The Children’s Choir class is open to the first 20 students who register, and a six-week commitment is requested.