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Little Stars Music

Little Stars Music classes are group music classes for the 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 and 4-6 year age groups. Classes run from September to June each year and are tailor-made to the specific age groups. It is a child-centred, colourful and fun way to introduce your child to music from a very young age, in an enjoyable, stimulating and structured way.

Children will love singing, clapping, marching, playing games and using percussion instruments, while learning about core musical concepts such as rhythm, pitch, dynamics and melody. By 5-6 years children are singing confidently, reading rhythms, moving to the beat, and composing their own little melodies and rhythms. Little Stars Music is also the perfect introduction to learning an instrument.

Participating in group music classes from a young age boosts confidence, aids speech development and motor skills and stimulates creativity and imagination. Classes are quite structured and are a great way for a child to socialise with their peers. 

 

Times

*Due to Coronavirus, our regular classes cannot run face-to-face.  Some classes are now online. See www.facebook.com/limericklittlestars for details

*Tuesday/Thursday classes (dependent on numbers):

10.45-11.20  1-2 years

11.30-12.10  2-3 years

3-3.40pm      3-4 years

3.50-4.30      4-6 years                                               

*Saturday classes (dependent on numbers):

11.30-12.10   2-3 years

12.20-1pm     3-4 years

1.10-1.50pm  4-6 years   

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    ART OF Colourstrings

    So why is Little Stars Music different to other early years music classes?

    Rather than being a franchise, each class is carefully planned by Sarah according to age, ability and developmental stage. Sarah has studied music for many years through ABRSM & Trinity College London, and is the first in Limerick to train in this method. Little Stars Music is a music program that they can follow through the years, and as they progress, their music learning also increases.

    Colourstrings follows a tried and tested methodology that is best practice for early music learning in many countries. In Finland, Colourstrings has been a core part of the state music education for more than thirty years and it is also fast becoming the UK’s most popular early years music program.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Our FAQs

    How long do the classes run for and do I need to book in advance?

    The classes run as a course. They can be between 6 and 12 weeks in length and advance booking is essential as classes tend to fill up quickly.  To maximise enjoyment and learning, ​class size is restricted to 12 children, and therefore it is not a drop-in class.

    How long do the classes run for and do I need to book in advance?

    The classes run as a course, they can be between 6 and 12 weeks in length and yes, advance booking is essential as classes tend to fill up quickly.  To maximise enjoyment and learning, ​class size is restricted to 12 children, and therefore it is not a drop-in class.

    When are the classes?

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions,  classes are taking place online only on Saturdays at the moment,.  Check out our Facebook page for more up to date course details. 

    http://www.facebook.com/limericklittlestars

    How long are the classes and how do parents participate?

    Little Stars Music classes are 30 minutes for 1-2 year age group, and 40 minutes from 2 years up. Parents stay with younger children and enjoy the class almost as much as their little ones!  When children get to 4 years they can participate on their own.

    What happens at Little Stars Music classes?

    Children will be learning all about key concepts of music through singing, clapping, rhymes, playing games, movement and dance, and using percussion instruments. Younger children will have lots of bouncing, finger play, percussion, games, movement, cuddle time and winding down with teddy at the end. Children of 3 years + will be taking more of a solo role in class, practicing more rhythm, group & solo singing, reading musical symbols, participating in more challenging songs/games, recognising differences in tempo, dynamics. Children of 4 years and up will start to read simple notation, rhythm and solfa symbols, use hand signs, recognise more instruments by sound; follow changes in tempo/dynamics in movement and dance, the list goes on!

    Is there a book/CD the children follow?

    There are 3 sets of Colourstrings books and accompanying CD's we use during the year, one for each term, and they contain the core songs we use to teach all musical skills. They are reused each year as the children progress to learning more challenging concepts. 

    Can I buy instruments from Little Stars Music?

    Yes there are packs of instruments available to buy in the shop, which are suitable for specific age groups and perfect for smaller hands to play. 

    How does Little Stars Music benefit my child?

    Little Stars Music is different in that children will not just be enjoying but also learning all about music. Classes involve using most of the senses and ultimately lead to an intrinsic understanding and LOVE of singing and music overall! Little Stars Music also boosts confidence, aids motor skills and stimulates creativity and imagination. It is an ideal pre-cursor to learning an instrument.

    Just like learning an instrument, the longer children attend classes the more they will learn. If children continue classes from a young age up to 5 or 6 years they will for example:

    1. Have a strong knowledge and love of music
    2. Be able to sing confidently and with good intonation
    3. Be able to look at a simple rhythm they see written down and clap, or tap on a percussion instrument
    4. Sing a large repertoire of songs, with words, in solfa (do re mi), using hand signs, saying rhythm words (Ta, Ti Ti)
    5. Be able to read simple notation and compose their own little pieces of music
    6. Be able to sing in parts and in canon, sing/play an ostinato
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