Inclusive and adaptive music classes for children developmental ages 12 months to 12 years.
Classes are held in safe, nurturing spaces in schools and at community partner sites on the East End of Long Island and Boston. Music educator and education innovator, Marlene Markard, has created engaging curricular units and materials that are differentiated and universally designed to optimize learning, build music literacy, develop social-emotional and cognitive skills, and foster a life-long love of music. Classroom activities are teacher- and student-directed and include: movement, singing, instrument exploration, imaginative play, musical games, rhythm and tonal exercises, solfege, articulation, dynamics, improvisation, and ensemble activities. More advanced students also learn about diverse musicians and artists throughout history, learning about their compositions, musical influences, and musical impact. The five core competencies of social-emotional learning are embedded in our music curriculum. Methods include: Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff, Kurwin, Gordon, and Scott.
If you are a school, childcare center, community center, or cultural center on the East End of Long Island or in the Boston area and would like to offer in-school or after-school music classes, please contact Marlene. If you are a parent located on the East End of Long Island and would like to host an early childhood music class in your home during the summer, please contact Marlene.
Private piano lessons are available for students of all ages, levels, backgrounds, and abilities. Lessons are universally designed to optimize learning, develop fluency at the piano, build music literacy, and learn critical like skills such as executive planning and problem solving. Piano lessons include ear training, note and rhythm recognition, sight reading, music theory, and music history components. Students of all levels and abilities are prepared to participate successfully in student piano recitals, music festivals, national musicales, and competitions. Students also learn effective practice strategies and performance preparation skills.
Throughout the year, piano lessons are offered online. During the school year, piano lessons are also offered in-person in the Greater Boston area. During the summer, piano lessons are offered in-home on the East End of Long Island.
To schedule lessons, please contact me.
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