Spring 2012 Newsletter (DOC)

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					  At Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts – 123 East Broadway, Newton, KS

                                                                              transportation, a favorite topic for
                                                                              toddlers who are on the go, go, go!
                                                                              Sing and play along with favorite
                                                                              songs such as “I’ve Been Workin’ on
                                                                              the Railroad” and “The Wheels on the
Age: 0-18 months with parent/caregiver                                        Bus”. Explore fast and slow, smooth
Instructor: Kristin Kliewer                                and bumpy, and high and low. Move, play, and sing
Cost: $40 Registration + $65 Tuition                       together in developmentally appropriate activities
                                                           created just for 1 1/2 to 3-year-olds.
Dates: Feb. 15 – Apr. 20 (8 weeks)
Times: Wednesday 5:45 – 6:30pm
                                                           Home Materials: Double CD featuring songs from class;
         Friday 9:30 – 10:15am
                                                           two interactive story books to develop early literacy
                   --DewDrops takes Baby into the          skills; Home Activity Book, and two harmonicas
                  middle of a flower garden! Varying       designed for toddlers -- all in a train carrying box.
                  styles of music are represented from
                  the lively Celtic dance of the Belfast
                  Hornpipe to the gentle, soothing
                  melody of Scarborough Fair. Whether
experiencing infant massage or exercise time,
hammocking, dancing a jig, exploring a drum, singing a     Age: 3 – 5 years
lullaby or using a mirror in vocal play activities, Baby   Instructor: Diane Walter
and Caregiver can celebrate the joys of music and their     Cost: $65 Registration + $120 Tuition
special relationship and how these translate into           Dates: Jan. 9 – Apr. 24 (15 weeks)
making a musical home environment.                          Times: Monday 6:45am – 7:30pm
                                                                   Tuesday 11:30am – 12:15pm OR 1:00–
Home Materials: CD of beautifully arranged songs from      1:45pm (depending on response)
class, a board book of colorful flowers, a set of Art
Banners for the nursery wall, and a Flower Bells                               --What's more exciting to a 3-or 4-
instrument for music-making at home.                                          year-old than a new toy? How about
                                                                              an entire Toy Shop full of toys! A
                                                                              remarkable toy shop, filled with boats,
                                                                              trains, balls, jack-in-the-box and many
                                                           other toys is exactly what your child
Age: 1 ½ - 3 years with parent/caregiver                   will enjoy in Toys I Make, Trips I Take. While activities
Instructor: Kristin Kliewer                                are centered on a child's pretend play and imagination,
Cost: $55 Registration + $100 Tuition                      the unit firmly integrates the learning process by placing
Dates: Jan. 19 – Apr. 27 (12 weeks)                        a strong musical emphasis on singing, steady beat and
Times: Thursday 6:30 – 7:15pm                              ensemble, as well as rhythm and rhythmic patterns.
        Friday 10:30 – 11:15am
                                                           Home Materials: Two books—If I Had a Big Blue Boat
--Hop on the train, get in the car, board the plane, and   and Tippity Tippity Too, Toys I Make, Trips I Take Play
Away We Go! This delightful, 12-lesson unit focuses on     Set, Two Home CDs, Family Activity Book, and a drum.
                                                               Age: 3 – 7 years (Parents drop-off)
                                                               Instructor: Kristin Kliewer
                                                               Cost: $35/siblings - $5 discount
Age: 5 – 8 years                                               Time: 1:30 – 3:30
Instructor: Diane Walter
Cost: $67.50 Registration + $150 Tuition                       Winter Fun
Dates: Jan 9 – Apr 23 (15 weeks)                               Date: Saturday, January 7
Times: Semester 2 – Mon. 3:45 – 4:45pm
Dates: Jan 16 – May 1 (15 weeks)                                             St. Paddy’S day
Times: Semester 4 – Mon. 5:15 – 6:15pm                                       Date: Saturday, March 17
                    Tues. 10:00 – 11:00am
                                                               --2 hours of music & movement, stories, arts & crafts,
               -- Playing simple musical patterns and          education & snacks plus take home materials.
               songs on the featured instrument from
               the first session—the glockenspiel—is a
               central focus this semester. While                          Points of Interest
               learning to sing a melody, and then play
               the pattern on the glockenspiel, we'll
delve deeper into the understanding of musical                      Kindermusik Birthday Parties!
concepts such as piano and forte through orchestra-                    Have your next birthday party at BCAPA!
style music such as the William Tell Overture and Peter                30 – 45 minutes of musical fun!
and the Wolf. Music appreciation and understanding                     Contact Kristin Kliewer for information.
continues with a complete introduction to the
instruments—and the families in which they're
grouped—of the orchestra.
                                                                             Visit our website!
Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games           
bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, and
Home CD of music from class.                                               Download our enrollment form
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                                                                           Get the latest studio information
               -- In this final semester, we'll introduce                  View instructor profiles
               the recorder instrument. As your child is
               introduced to basic methods of playing
               simple melodic patterns and songs on this
               wind instrument, we'll also incorporate
               the instruments, concepts, and songs
from previous semesters. With a special emphasis on            Kristin Kliewer:
multicultural music, your child will learn to improvise                 283-1308/
and write music, as well as experience the musical
styles of the Pacific Islands, Europe, and Africa; plus play   Diane Walter:
special dances and children's games from around the                   288-0712/
world, including Alpine dances, Mexico, and Ecuador.

Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games
bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home
CD of music from class, and soprano recorder.