The program began with clearing the floor of tables and chairs. Students learned about opposites in music (high/low, sound/no sound) while practicing following instructions. Stopping when the music stops. Jumping a a high trill. Touching toes with the bass notes. Marching to quarter notes. Jogging to eighth notes. Running to sixteenth notes.
The instructor plays the piano and gives the students various instructions and movements to do to express the music. In the next activity the students are divided into groups and each group is assigned a different speed.
Next the students apply what they experienced in running and jogging and marching to seeing the various types of notes and what they look like. In the next activity, students practice having feet move at one speed and hands at another speed.
This program is full of activity, learning, listening, and following instructions. We loved it!