Texas A&M-Kingsville music education students offer classes geared to develop music potential in children

Bellamah Music Building, Rhode Hall - 02/23/17 - 03/18/17

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Students in the music education program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville are offering classes for children as young as infants to begin teaching music.

The classes will be held on Tuesdays from Feb. 28 through May 2. After the course has been completed, a Lullaby Concert will be held Tuesday, May 9, in the music rehearsal hall.

Music Play classes are for newborn through age five. The class is from 4:30 to 5 p.m. on campus in Rhode Hall room 125. The children will be guided by teachers, parents and caregivers to develop foundational music skills through fun, playful, socially interactive music activities that include singing, chanting and moving.

Children from six to 12 years old will be in the Javelina Orff-Schulwerk Youth (JOY) Ensemble from 5:40 to 6:30 p.m. in room 115 in the Bellamah Music Building. The older children will be introduced to a variety of musical instruments, including drums, ukulele, xylophones and bells.

The goal of the program is to help children increase their music IQ and develop initial music skills that prepare them for a lifetime of music enjoyment and appreciation.

There is a $25 administrative fee to cover the cost of processing registration. To register, go to https://recmusiceducation.wordpress.com/music-play.

For more information, contact Dr. Catherine Tu, assistant music professor, at 361-593-2807 or at kumt2018@tamuk.edu.