EARLY STARTERS PROGRAM AT OCTOPUS
More often that not, very young children are placed into group class settings as a precursor to learning to play a musical instrument. Unfortunately these classes can be disorganized, distracting, and while fun, fail at relating important musical concepts to students.
Early Starters is a carefully designed program whose aim is to get young children (ages 3-5) into one-on-one music classes. Instructors engage students with multisensory percussive and melodic exercises using Orff methodology to demonstrate important fundamentals that will provide a jump start when it comes time to learn an instrument.
Lessons are structured to keep students engaged and focused, with parental participation expected to ensure that students are continuing to practice their lessons throughout the week. Depending on the age of the child and his or her level of development, we see students matriculate into focused instrument instruction within as few as three months of enrollment into the Early Starters program.