Electronic Music Classes for children
Fall 2016 Group Classes
Tuesdays: 5:30Pm Age 3-6 (class full)
Thursdays : 10:30Am Age 0-3
Thursday class is $15/ class on a drop in basis.
My name is Onili. I am a musician, composer, singer and producer, with an extensive background in teaching music production.
I am also a mother to an incredible toddler who LOVES music! Since 9 months old, she has played with all my gear and done very interesting things musically.
After exploring a few music classes with her, I decided to put together a different kind of class where kids can explore electronic musical tools and experience a new world of creativity and expression. They will eventually learn to make songs of their own, using their voices, samplers, synthesizers, percussions and more…
I have an in-home recording studio in Davis Square (Somerville, MA), where class meets once a week.
During class kids learn classic children songs and their moves. They dance and play all kinds of instruments, they also play music games to promote inner rhythm and sound recognition. The songs have all been recorded by Nila The bunny, a half human/half bunny cartoon, that produces music in her studio, in a modern, up- to date style.
Nila puts a lot of thought and work into her production, she records top notch musicians and performers, and spends time arranging and producing children classic songs to help challenge and stimulate the child as well as to appeal to us, parents, who are brought to listen to the songs again and again...
Listen to some of the songs at the top of this page, to get Nila's style.
The 0-3 years old class focuses on
- Singing Nila's versions of the classic children songs.
- Playing with a lot of different professional percussion instruments.
- learning the movements of the songs
- playing rhythm games, sound games.
- At the end of each class the kids will get to free-play with all the different professional Electronic instruments, with lots of buttons and "Magic" features.
This class is meant to develop the child's musical ear, and inner rhythm, while learning the classic children songs and movement, in a playful atmosphere.
The 3-6 years old class focuses on
- How to create and record a song.
- Beat making with electronic machines
- Counting and understanding the beat (!!)
- we will learn some Important technical terms (useful to parents too!)
- At the end of each class the kids will free-play with all the different professional Electronic instruments, with lots of buttons and "Magic" features.
The aim of this course, in addition to learning songs and rhythm, is to help children understand that music is in everything and that the freedom of creation is within their reach.
Judgment and criticism, especially by adults, can inhibit children from developing their capacities and gifts for singing and playing music from an early age.
Instead, this course gives them the tools, space, and support to express themselves freely and experience a great deal of happiness and fun through music.
In so doing, it helps build their focus and confidence, and empowers them to be creative and expressive.
Each child must come accompanied by his/her caregiver.
0-3 years old Class
Thursday drop-in: $15
3-6 years old Class
12 sessions CLASS FULL! (sign up for spring term)
Price: $255 for 12 sessions. Price for a sibling : $155
a 5-7 years old class will open soon (5 students/class) - send me a message if you are interested in such class.
[For the drop-in session and more info]