Tiny Tunemakers in action…
Add value to your school today:
Curriculum that compliments Reggio Emilia approach
Customized weekly lessons delivered by a Tiny Tunemakers’ music specialist (native Spanish and English speakers available)
Accompanying CDs for every family to share the music at home
Regular parent newsletters to facilitate school to home communication
Family music events to strengthen community and enhance parent learning
Programming for infants (6-weeks) through kindergarten age children
Flexible integration options for learning centers of all sizes including whole school programming, elective-based instruction, fixed length residencies, in-school field trips, workshops for parents and professional development for classroom teachers
What to expect from our classes
Singing, imagination, creation, fun!
The benefits of creating music by singing are endless! Beyond the stress relieving effects and pure enjoyment, it also improves pre-reading skills such as phonemic awareness, syllable recognition and rhyming ability.
Creative movement and props
When you place a prop in a child’s hand, their inhibitions melt away. Children are now free to explore the space around them while developing their spatial awareness and move their bodies in new, creative ways.
Exploring rhythm instruments
We introduce children to a variety of small percussion instruments to develop steady beat, rhythm, improvisation and self regulation.
Studies have shown the inclusion of social and emotional learning (such as taking turns, working together, identifying emotions, etc) leads to improved academic achievement as well as enhanced motivation and kindness towards others.
A typical 30-minute class led by a Tiny Tunemakers’ specialist includes singing, instrument playing, creative movement, improvisation, prop use such as scarves or a parachute, musical story time, vocal exploration, dancing and fun!
Solid foundations of music curriculum
Developed by a veteran National Board Certified music teacher, former CPS teacher and keynote speaker at the Winter 2019 Early Childhood Institute presented by CPS and the City of Chicago, our mission is to bring the magic and joy of music to all children!
We offer customizable options including full-year programming, elective-based instruction, fixed length residencies, in-school field trips, workshops for parents and professional development for classroom teachers. Let’s chat to discover the best options for your school!
Each family receives two Tiny Tunemakers CDs each year to learn the songs alongside your child (also an amazing distraction in the car!). We also send out monthly electronic newsletters featuring pictures from class and a summary of the learning taking place.