Early Childhood Music Education

There are 5 levels for different age groups. Students may join the appropriate level according to their age group even
though they have not studied any lower age levels before


Level 1 – Stufe 1: Musik und Tanz – Eltern-Kinder Gruppen
Course Description: Babies will have their first experience of music, rhythm and various types of musical instruments. Babies are very sensitive
to sounds at this early stage of life. They start distinguishing different consonants and vowels of their languages. Music of different qualities and
characteristics is similar to different languages. It helps babies’ brain development and later musical performance. Level 1 course includes
parent-guided singing, nursery, rhythmic movement and percussion. Parents will do humming, tapping, stamping, clapping and swaying with their
babies. Babies will enjoy the joy of music in this fun, happy environment. Babies will listen to lullabies and comforting movement while parents
will sing to their babies to enable unconscious absorption of different musical elements, sounds and melodies.

Level 2 – Stufe 2: Musikalisch-tänzerische Früherziehung
Course Description: Parents will accompany their children and learn how to train them to discriminate different sounds. Course includes rhythmic
training using percussion instruments and dance movement. The primary goal is to encourage children and parents to participate in music learning
through the fun activities rather than strictly forcing children to play music perfectly in an absolute manner. Children will have a lot of
opportunities to develop their gross and fine motor skills through rhythmic dance. Lyrics and songs will include daily concepts, which help
children to develop their language and social skills.

Level 3 – Stufe 3: Musikalisch-tänzerische Grundausbildung
Course Description: With the aid of visual image and different types of music including songs and percussion instruments, children will be
motivated to develop their imagination and creativity to enjoy music. Parents will accompany their children and learn to play ensemble together
with them, let children learn about different roles and improve their confidence. Apart from aural training using different musical instruments and
quality of sounds, this course will make use of a variety of teaching materials such as pictures and toys of different colors, sizes and materials to
stimulate children’s sensory development including vision and touch. Dance and rhythmic movement will also be used to develop children’s gross
and fine motor muscles, which will be beneficial to children’s body co-ordination skills in terms of musical instrumental practice


Level 4 – Stufe 4: Neigungsgruppen (Kleinkinder)
Course Description: In Level 4, course trainers will incorporate ensemble playing to let children understand different musical elements to develop
their co-operation skills in the social world. Musical training will include music sensitivity training to encourage children to make music with
creativity and to enable children to experience instruments of varied pitches and notes and to learn musical chords and range.

Level 5 – Stufe 5: Neigungsgruppen (Kinder)
Course Description: Level 5 course teaches music theoretical knowledge including rhythms, scales, dynamics, tempo, simple notations and
sight-reading. Incorporating instrumental and vocal ensemble training to story telling, children will use music percussion instruments such as
xylophones, and recorders to play theme-based musical stories. Course trainers will motivate children to combine their imagination with visual
pictures and poems to create stories, and accompany the stories with different musical instruments. Trainers will also encourage children to use
percussion instruments, songs and dance to play small group ensemble, so as to strengthen their rhythms and musicality.