In addition to offering a regular summer piano camp for my students this year, like I’ve done for the past several years, I’m also planning to offer a pre-piano camp for 3-5 year olds. I’ve taught preschool music classes in a co-op setting before, but haven’t ever offered such a camp here in my studio. I am really thrilled about this possibility, though, because I think it’s so helpful for children to have musical experiences prior to commencing piano lessons. I’m still working out all the lesson plan details, but I came across this wonderful collection of Early Childhood Online Music Resources on Joy’s Color In My Piano blog several weeks ago and have had it bookmarked ever since!
The format I’m planning for this pre-piano camp is a 1-hour class once a week on a weekday morning. The hour will be divided into 10-minute increments with a whole variety of different activities to keep the children engaged and excited about what they are learning. I have quite a few families interested in the class, so I think we’ll have to limit the size, but I’m really excited to see how it goes!
Have any of you all put together your own class like this before? Any resources or suggestions that you think would be helpful in planning and preparing for it? I’ll take all the input I can get! 🙂