Javelina music play classes introduce young children to music early

- 05/18/17 - 06/06/17

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

The Children’s Music Development Lab at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will hold Javelina Music Play classes for young children from birth to five years old. Nine classes will be held Tuesdays beginning June 6 and ending Aug. 15. Class size is limited to 12 children per class.

The Javelina Music Play classes are part of an innovative program designed to develop the music potential of young children. Music is best learned if informal music guidance is begun as early in life as possible.

In the classes, children are guided by their teachers, parents and caregivers to develop music skills through fun, playful, socially interactive music activities that include singing, chanting and moving. Older children are introduced to a variety of music instruments.

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

Young children are divided into four different age groups:

  • Ants, birth to 18-months meet from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Lady Bugs, 18- to 36-months meets from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m.
  • Grasshoppers, 36- to 48-months meets from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
  • Beetles, 48- to 60-months meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The classes are free and open to the public with a $25 per family registration fee. Registration is available at the website, https://recmusiceducation.wordpress.com/music-play/ by mail or in person. Registration forms and instructions are available on the website.

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