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Smart Start: 5 Years

Smart Start: 5 Years
Smart Start Classes
  • Available:  September 25, 2021 - June 5, 2022
  • Instructor:  Peterson School Faculty
  • Discipline:  Early Childhood (Smart Start)
  • Course Type:  Early Childhood, Group Classes, Smart Start
  • Student Type:  5 and 6 years, Early Years (0-7)
  • Difficulty:  Beginner

Course Description

All early years programming will be delivered in person. Enhanced cleaning and safety protocols will be in effect. Please visit our Fall Programming FAQs on our student information portal for details.

​To further encourage a clean and safe environment, students will also be provided with their own Instrument Kit and Songbook, which they will be expected to bring to each class.

Around the five-year mark, children make huge developmental leaps and begin to actively create with what they've learned.

The study of musical concepts through singing, movement and instruments is a key component of this class. Teachers lead the class through pedagogy designed to improve children's senses of rhythm, metre, melody, pitch, timbre and the beginning of harmony. Basic melodic phrasing and rhythmic notation are introduced, leading to a solid rudimentary understanding of musical form.

At age five, children have a rich inner mental life, and Smart Start music classes are designed to support and build off their increased cognitive abilities. These classes focus on musical skills that utilize these new skills, such as audiation, musical form, and beat and rhythm activities. Because of their increasing communication skills, teachers in these courses also focus on providing musical terminology to help children articulate their musical knowledge.

In this course, students will be given a solid musical foundation to support their future musical activities and explorations. By the end of the course, the children will be able to recognize, repeat, and write basic rhythmic and melodic notation--valuable skills in their future formal Royal Conservatory musical training.

Students are registered by age as of December 31.

Smart Start: 5 Years

Date Time Instructor
Full Year Saturdays Sep 25, 2021- Jun 4, 2022 10:00-11:00am Colleen Didur $955 Register
Full Year Saturdays Sep 25, 2021- Jun 4, 2022 2:45-3:45pm Ewa Krzatala $955 Register
Full Year Sundays Sep 26, 2021-Jun 5, 2022 12:30-1:30pm Saloomeh Fassaie  $955 Register
Full Year Mondays Sep 27, 2021-May 30, 2022 5:00-6:00pm Ewa Krzatala $955 Register