City Winds Trio - Musical Innovations II
Musical Innovations II - An Enrichment
Musical Innovations II is a special enrichment
program that introduces young children to classical music
and the instruments of an orchestra through appreciation and
discovery. Musical Innovations II is presented in either an
eight or eleven week time frame. Each session ranges from
35 minutes to 45 minutes long. Musical Innovations II was
created and is presented each week by Professional Flutist,
Crispian Fordham & Professional Oboist, Meredyth Coleman.
Each session of the program the children will
hear live classical music, create their own melodies or rhythms,
play several musical instruments and a series of art projects.
- The children will get to play a violin
and several rhythm instruments.
- Some of the art projects include making
a rhythm instrument, creating their own melody through use
of finger paint, making either a Mozart/Beethoven mask or
- The children will get to hear and perform
each session with professional musicians.
The ages appropriate for Musical Innovations
II are 2 and up. We limit each class to only 12-15 children
because of the hands on nature of the program. If more than
15 children sign up we can give several classes to accommodate
all children that desire to participate.
In the section (Information about our members)
you will find more information about Musical Innovations II
co-creators, Crispian Fordham & Meredyth Coleman. Mr. Fordham
and Ms. Coleman have been presenting the Musical Innovations
programs since 2002 in Montessori Schools and Public Libraries
throughout the East Coast. See our Musical Innovations page
for pictures of our basic program.
Please email with any further questions you
might have pertaining to the program: email@example.com
Calendar for 8 & 11 Week Sessions
Week 1: The children are introduced
to the oboe, flute, and the violin. Also the children learn
how to properly hold and play the violin. The children are
introduced to a musical melody. Then Mr. Fordham and Ms. Coleman
play four short pieces of music each having a different emotion.
We then ask the children to draw pictures to what each piece
represents to each child.
Week 2: This week we first play two
pieces of music that sound very different and the children
tell us which one they liked and why? Then the children get
to build their own melody on the melody board and then we
play their melody so they can hear what they created.
Week 3: Today the children get to meet
many new instruments of the orchestra. They meet the Fife,
Alto Flute, Piccolo, Penny Whistle, Trumpet, English horn
and more. Music is played on each instrument so the children
can hear the difference between each instrument. Art Project:
the children create their own melody in staff paper with finger
paint and their fingers!
Week 4: Today the children are introduced
to rhythm. They are taught basic rhythm such as: quarter,
quarter, quarter, quarter and eighth, eighth, quarter. They
get to try these rhythms on several different rhythm instruments
such as: cymbals, sand block, wood block, bells, triangle
and wood block.
Week 5:Today the children get to create
their own rhythm shaker. Later in the half-hour the children
accompany the flute and oboe with their rhythmic instruments
Week 6: The children are introduced
to Mozart today. We play several different Mozart pieces so
the children can hear his brilliant music. Art Project: the
children get to make Mozart sock puppets.
Week 7: The children make a Mozart
information booklet with words and pictures. They participate
in a Mozart and movement activity.
Week 8: Today the children get to sing
with the trio. Our bassoon player joins us and introduces
the children to a bassoon and a clarinet. The children perform
twinkle little star, the itsy bitsy spider, row, row, row
your boat with our professional trio accompanying them.
Week 9: The children learn about dynamics
today. They will be able to recognize the difference between
a piano (p) and a forte (f). The will do a movement activity
involving dynamics while listening to our live music.
Week 10 & 11: Wrap up and concert
preparation. We will review rhythm, melody, and dynamics.
The children will practice their songs for the concert for
*The 8-week session is a little modified but
basically the first 7-8 weeks with one week devoted to concert
preparation if a concert is desired.