Music With Ann Dante
Clydesdale’s Premier Early Years Music Class.
Our interactive music sessions are lively and full of fun! With a mix of traditional and original music – everyone will want to join in!
We offer 3 types of sessions.
Poco Music is our class designed specifically for babies – filled with colour, it is a true sensory experience
Mezzo Music is designed for Toddlers – this is an active session with lots of actions and props as well as a fun introduction to musical terms and concepts!
Andante Music is our Preschool session which incorporates ALL of the above and includes introduction to REAL musical instruments!
All of our preschool sessions are designed to fit in with the Curriculum for Excellence.
Sessions are currently available for Nurseries and Toddler Groups around Scotland
Benefits of Music
Childhood development experts, researchers, and scientists agree that learning through music can set a child up for success in school and in life. The benefits of music for children include:
- Early Literacy and Language Development: Active music-making and activities that emphasize steady beat, rhythm, and pitch increase phonological awareness due to similarities in brain functioning between music and language. Plus, stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and songs increase vocabulary acquisition and support early language development.
- Social-Emotional Skills: Music classes for children cultivate sharing, turn-taking, active listening, cooperation, paying attention, and healthy social interaction with peers and adults. We support the key abilities needed for children to grow into socially confident and capable people.
- Cognitive Skills: Musical learning provides gains in abstract reasoning, spatial and temporal reasoning, and self-control.
- Physical Skills: Playing developmentally appropriate instruments and moving around the room to music provides children opportunities to practice both fine- and gross-motor skills each week in class and at home with you.
- Music Skills: Music with Ann Dante helps prepare children for traditional music lessons, including piano, violin, and voice. In class, children may experience steady beat during lap bounces or clapping games, play instruments together to support early ensemble development, learn to tap basic rhythm patterns, sing age-appropriate songs to support vocal development, or even learn to read and write music.