Demo Class FAQ

45分鐘的Music Together®在上什

What should I expect in my 45 minute Music Together® demo class?

 

Music Together®的課程和一般坊間的音樂課程不一樣,(簡稱MT)這是一個非正式的音樂律動時間,特別設計給家庭們,期望一起把音樂帶到生活中,不只是孩子的音樂課,而是全家的音樂課程。在課程中,老師會帶領歌曲一起唱著當季的歌曲,用樂器來體驗不同的節奏,不同的曲調,一起跳舞,將節奏的律動帶到身體裡。因為孩子在6歲前的學習主要來自模仿,因此爸爸媽媽,或是陪伴來上課的大人們的參與很重要! 孩子們會因為大人的參與程度,而影響在課程上參與的多或少,建議用放輕鬆的心情,一起玩,一起唱歌和跳舞。

A Music Together® demo class is 45 minutes of music and movement led by a certified Music Together® instructor.  Activities will be both sitting and standing, songs can be with or without words, and some songs will be supported with props play.  Other activities will isolate different rhythm and tonal patterns.   Music Together® classes are designed as an informal learning environment which means children are encouraged to participate the way they want with little to no intervention from the grownups.  However, grownups are expected to fully engage with all the activities and be models for their children in finding joy through singing, dancing, and playing in class.  

 

如果我的孩子在上課中一直走來走去怎麼辦呢?

What if my child is distracted and doesn't want to sit still? 

 

MT的音樂很好聽,也很容易輕鬆的朗朗上口。所以讓孩子,可以自由的跟著音樂來感受和走動,是最自然的讓孩子當孩子的方式。MT相信孩子最好的學習方式,就是以自己的年紀階段來學習-讓孩子當孩子!意思也就是,當孩子需要走動或是離開位置的時候,安全第一的許可下,讓孩子走動和依照他們的步調來參與課程。大人呢?請跟著老師和班級上其它大人們一起參與課程。千萬不要跟著孩子到處走,這樣是無法引導孩子很快的進入課程內容喔!

Music Together® is a researched based program that supports an informal learning environment.  Research shows that brain development for children under the age of 5 are primed to learn and grow in every environment and the best way to support their growth is allow them to learn about their bodies at their own pace.  Whether they are sitting in the parent's lap or exploring the corner of the room, the children are still learning. They still see and hear everything going on in the room and their brains are being exposed to a rich musical experience regardless whether they are sitting still or moving around.

 

我唱歌不好聽可能音也不準,在課程上一定要唱歌

I am not musical and I feel embarrassed singing in front of other people.  Do I really have to sing?

 

MT相信每個人都是一出生就具有音樂能力,這個音樂能力會因為在年幼時學習音樂而提升。但是對孩子來說,您的聲音是最棒的禮物!不管歌聲好不好聽,孩子長大後會記得的是有著音樂陪伴的幼時回憶,給予的安全感,歸屬感和歡樂的時光。

Yes! At Music Together® we know that the biggest factor in a child's musical development is the participation of the caregivers.  We don't insist on perfection but we insist on passion. The most important lesson you can teach your child is the love and joy of music and teaching that to your child requires no particular skill or talent.  In fact, your child is too young to even recognize singing that is "off-pitch" and will really only recognize your enthusiasm and excitement.  It may be difficult at first to let go and not be self-conscious but you will soon realize everyone is having too much fun to pay attention to you and are busy enjoying themselves!

 

英文不是孩子和我們在家使用的語言,上課時聽不懂怎麼辦呢?

All the songs are in English but I can't speak English.  I also am concerned that my child won't be able to understand either.

 

歌曲ABC,小星星和生日快樂也都是英文歌曲,孩子常常愛不釋手。所以,在MT課程中,常常有機會唱很多不同語言的歌曲。建議將重點放在音樂上,在參與課程後,您會發現有些歌曲甚至是沒有歌詞, 主要是希望歌曲和節奏被重視。MT的音樂課程設計很多元和國際化。希望透過MT的音樂課程,孩子和家庭們可以有更多的世界觀。

Music Together® is a music program not an English program.  There is no requirement to speak or understand English in order to participate in Music Together®. In addition, research shows that young children's brain develop rhythm, tone, and language separately. Based on this research, songs in Music Together® are designed to sometimes focus only on rhythm, sometimes only on tone, and sometimes specifically without English, which we call "Songs Without Words".  Music Together® purposefully includes several "Songs Without Words" in every collection because we want to focus only on rhythm or tone without the distraction of language.  Also, teachers are encouraged to sing the songs substituting in the native language so that families can learn how to have fun singing the songs using the language they are most comfortable with.  

 

我的孩子2歲,他可以和年紀差不多的孩子同一班

My child is 2 years old and I am looking for a class with children around the same age.  Are there age specific classes?

 

混齡課程是Music Together®最大的特色,但是MT課程的重點是在大人和孩子們一起的互動關係。所以即使是在混齡的課程中,您和孩子才是課程中的同學!一起唱、一起跳和一起Make Music Together®!

Music Together® Family classes are designed to be mixed age classes with children ages 0-5.  As an informal learning environment, not only are children encouraged to engage and participate at their own pace, we know that children learn from watching and observing other people.  Older children are provided an environment to practice leadership by helping the teacher and the little ones.  Younger children receive help from the older kids and also learn by following the example of the older children.  And grownups can also see the progression of music development in the other children in the group, from younger to older, and find support and encouragement as their own child develops musically.  And most importantly, Music Together® is a parent-child focused class.  Although there will be children of various ages in the group the biggest takeaway from each class in the purposeful engagement between the grown-up and child.

 

報名參加體驗課程後,接下來呢?

What happens after a demo class?

 

先謝謝您帶領孩子參與了體驗課程!您或許會有一些疑問,也或許當下就決定要報名。我們希望您是喜歡和孩子,一起藉由MT的音樂來共渡歡樂,美好的親子時光。所以,我們不會用當天報名就有優惠的活動來吸引家庭。相反地,希望您若是決定報名參加課程,請上官網填寫報名表格,或是有任何疑問歡迎隨時email或說FB我們的課務。課堂上見!
After the demo class feel free to stay behind and talk to the teacher about your experience or any questions you have.  The next step is to look for a class that fits you and your child's schedule.  Go to our website, www.musictogethersandiano.com, and click on the tab for 'Register'.  A new page will open up.  Read through the policy to the bottom and then fill in you and your child's information in the fields and select both a 1st and 2nd choice for the class you are interested in.  Feel free to send an email to musictogethersandiano@gmail.com or a FaceBook message with any questions or concerns!  

P.S 若是無法在當天來參加體驗課程,您有一個月的時間可以再次的上網預約體驗課程。謝謝