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We want the best for your children. That’s why we believe in starting them off at a young age. Here at Artists Academy Junior, we offer a thorough and holistic children’s music programme, suitable for children between the age of 3-5.

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There are 2 parts to this programme. They are:

  1. Expression Music Genius (EMG)

  2. Expression Music Fun (EMF)

Each course (EMG or EMF) runs for a total of 44 lessons over one year. These 44 lessons are split into 4 terms of 12, 12, 12 and 8 lessons each.

Each weekly lesson is held over 60 minutes, with a maximum of 8 children per class.

THE EMG/EMF programme and materials are developed and crafted by EMI, an extensive music academy with rich experience in the music education industry, locally and abroad.

Expression Music Genius (EMG)

EMG is the first of two courses meant for young children. It is a 44-week music course designed to nurture children through music learning and group interaction.

The best age to learn music pitch and rhythm is at the age of 3-5 years old. Through EMG, children will discover a wonderful world of musical tones, alphabets, numbers and shapes through 7 musical friends: The blue Alligator, the orange Bear, the yellow Chick, the purple Dinosaur, the brown Eagle, the green Frog and the red-spotted Giraffe.

Each lesson is made up of 6 different activities, leaving little chance for your active one to get bored. A typical lesson will look like this:

  1. SING: Singing is a vital part of a child’s musical development. In this segment of the lesson, children will learn musical pitch through hand gestures during the singing of catchy and fun songs. Parts of the melodies are in solfege to encourage perfect pitch awareness. All songs sung by the children are unique to this programme and are not available anywhere else.

  2. LEARN: Children learn musical concepts and rhythms through storytelling and flash cards. Children will learn music pitch and rhythm by associating colours and animals with musical notes and numbers.

  3. PLAY: Children will learn tempo, rhythm and musical styles through a combination of the Orff and Dalcroze methods. Children will get to play with classroom percussion instruments and dance to the beat of the music. This serves to enhance your child’s psycho-motor skills.

  4. ACT: Children will be taught to recognise rhythmic patterns and musical solfege through hand gestures of the Kodály Method.

  5. WRITE: Music literacy needs to start somewhere. During this segment of the class, musical concepts will be further reinforced through writing in the attractively-designed EMG Activity Book.

  6. CRAFT: We will end off the lesson with a simple piece of craft work that serves to remind the children about what was covered in the lesson. This segment of the class aims to leverage upon the kinesthetic learning of a child.

Expression Music Fun (EMF)

The EMF is a continuation of EMG. Music experiences contribute to the growth of a well-balanced child, developing his/her sensitivity, expressiveness, pyschomotor skills and other essential skills necessary for today’s world.

It will be a great advantage for every child to be groomed to have perfect pitch awareness and the understanding of time signatures, musical notes on the piano, musical rests, hand-eye-leg coordination and simple Italian musical terms. Your child will also be able to identify up to 40 different instruments both visually and aurally (by listening).

Similar to the EMG, each lesson is made up of 6 different activities, engaging your child in a multi-sensory music lesson like no other. A typical lesson will look like this:

  1. SING: Children will learn musical pitch through hand gestures during the singing of catchy and fun songs. Parts of the melodies are in solfege to encourage perfect pitch awareness.

  2. LEARN: Children learn musical concepts and rhythms through storytelling and flash cards. Children will learn music pitch and rhythm by associating colours and animals with musical notes and numbers.

  3. LISTEN: Children will listen to recordings of up to 4o different instruments and learn to identity them both visually and aurally.

  4. THINK:This segment serves to tickle your children’s mind and encourage him/her to learn through educational games such as simple puzzles.

  5. PLAY:Playing of piano keyboards, first with one hand and eventually with both.

  6. WRITE: Children will learn how to read and write music. (Music theory)

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