(Ages 2-4; age 2 and 3 in September 2020; with parent/caregiver)

Whether you would like to reinforce the Spanish that is already spoken at home, or would like to expose your child to the music of Latin America and Spain, this class provides a wonderful opportunity for a parent or caregiver and child to make music together as they participate in slightly more complex musical activities in Spanish, including singing songs and lullabies, chants, finger plays, wiggles, bounces, listening and movement.

Echo songs in Spanish are introduced as well as activities that encourage creativity and individual contribution. Age-appropriate percussion instruments* are used to enforce the learning of steady beat. Concepts such as body/spatial awareness, numbers, colors, shapes, seasons, family, and animals are reinforced through identification games and musical play. Participant families receive guidance on children’s musical development, along with tools that support the creation of a nurturing musical environment at home. No previous knowledge of Spanish is necessary.

Class activities and benefits include:

  • Opportunities to play age-appropriate percussion instruments*
  • Repertoire of songs and activities to use at home
  • Age-appropriate musical activities that support childhood development
  • Increased social development and exploration
  • Encouragement of individual response
  • Cultivation of creative expression
  • Development of identification skills
  • Reinforcement of Spanish skills

* Instruments may be purchased through Levine.

The class consists of:

  • 30 minutes of a live online weekly class
  • 10 minutes of Community Time,
  • Weekly video of class highlights
  • Access to portal, with music and recordings of class songs/activities, weekly video of class highlights, and monthly newsletter
  • Access to monthly Facebook Live sing-along with First Music Faculty

Esta clase ofrece una gran oportunidad musical en la que los adultos gozen con los niños un ambiente músical en español, participando en actividades musicales un poco más complejas.

Se presentan caciones de eco en español, así como actividades que fomentan la creatividad y la participacion individual. Se utlizan instrumentos de percusión * apropiados para la edad, y conceptos tales como conciencia corporal / espacial, números, colores, formas, estaciones, la familia y los animales. Estos conceptos se refuerzan con juegos musicales. Las familias participantes reciben orientación sobre el desarrollo musical de los niños, junto con herramientas que apoyan la creación de un ambiente musical en el hogar. No se necesitan conocimientos previos de español.

Actividades y beneficios de la clase incluyen:

  • Oportunidades para tocar instrumentos de percusión básicos
  • Repertorio de canciones y actividades en Español para usar en casa
  • Apoyo al desarrollo social.
  • Oportunudades de respponder individualmente
  • Fortalecimiento de expresión creativa
  • Mejoramiento de la capacidad de entender y hablar español.

*Los instrumentos se pueden comprar a través de Levine.

Esta clase consiste de:

  • 30 minutos de una clase semnal virtual
  • 10 minutos de “Community Time” después de cada clase
  • Aceso a un portal en nuestro sitio web con un video semanal de canciones, un boletin mensual, y música y audio de algunas de las canciones de la clase.
  • Aceso a un “Facebook Live Sing-Along” cada mes con los maestros de First Music

Please note: All classes consist of a period of instructional time followed by 10 minutes of Community Time to talk with our expert teachers, ask questions about music and child development, meet other families, and provide social time for children.

For more information, please contact Youlee Park, First Music Program Chair, at (202) 686-8000 x1107 or ypark@levinemusic.org.


Tuition Assistance

Levine Music is dedicated to providing quality music education for all students, opening our doors to anyone who wants to learn music, no matter their ability or financial circumstances.