First Impressions offers specialty music to all of our students. Music is an active participatory and creative method of learning for children.
To teach and reinforce music concepts and first learning skills, our music instruction combines singing, movement, finger plays, dramatization, instrument explorations and listening activities.
Music instruments foster creative accompaniment to songs. First Impressions has many of the familiar rhythm instruments: sticks, bells, drums, tambourines, metallophones and xylophones. Metallophones and xylophones consist of removable tone bars arranged to allow participants accompany familiar songs.
Our music philosophy encourages individual expression. A typical music lesson at First Impressions includes songs of welcome, seasonal songs, program songs and props to encourage participation.There are songs related to special activities within a classroom such as a listening activity and a song to say good-bye. Students may adapt and change the songs and activities to reflect the levels and interests of each classroom. One group may develop an instrument accompaniment, another may choose to accompany with a finger play, and a third might act out the words.
First Impressions offers music each week at no additional fee. We are pleased to offer this learning and creative opportunity to our students.