• Music with Ann Dante

    Inspiring a Life Long Love of Music
    South Lanarkshire's Premier Early Years Music Class

    Children are naturally interested in music, and music is naturally good for children. Why is music so attractive to children, and why is music so well suited to children?

    • Music is a language, and children are oriented toward learning language.
    • Music evokes movement, and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth.
    • Music engages the brain while stimulating neural pathways associated with such higher forms of intelligence as abstract thinking, empathy, and mathematics.
    • Music’s melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. Who among us learned the ABC’s without the ABC song?
    • Music is an aural art and young children are aural learners. Since ears are fully mature before birth, infants begin learning from the sounds of their environment before birth.
    • Music is perfectly designed for training children’s listening skills. Good listening skills and school achievement go hand in hand.
    • Developmentally appropriate music activities involve the whole child-the child’s desire for language, the body’s urge to move, the brain’s attention to patterns, the ear’s lead in initiating communication, the voice’s response to sounds, as well as the eye-hand coordination associated with playing musical instruments.
    • Music is a creative experience which involves expression of feelings. Children often do not have the words to express themselves and need positive ways to release their emotions.
    • Music transmits culture and is an avenue by which beloved songs, rhymes, and dances can be passed down from one generation to another.
    • Music is a social activity which involves family and community participation. Children love to sing and dance at home and at nursery.

    As published in Early Childhood Connections.

    Music Sessions

    Music with Ann Dante Nursery sessions have been developed within a nursey setting, this means that we really know what you’re looking for…

    There are 3 types of music session available.

    Poco Music – This lasts approx 20 mins.

    Each session is based on the children’s developmental abilities.

    Together we sing and move to the music. Provinding shakers and colourful props the children are immersed in their musical environment. There is even a small introduction to live music as we sing some children’s favourites along with the ukulele.

    This session suits younger children.

     

    Mezzo Music – This lasts approx 40 mins

    This lively and colourful session will definitely get your ‘toes a’ tapping’. Each child, armed with a shaker, can join in to every song.

    Using props and puppets we introduce original Ann Dante songs as well as joinin with many of the classics.

    This session is suitable for Toddler – Pre-School

     

    Andante Music – This lasts approx 1 hour

    This session has all of the above and more…….

    With the addition of tuned instruments the children get to explore the musical world around them by actually having a go.

    We work with the following Nurseries