Here at USPA, we aim to help you and your child nourish his or her innate love of music, and lay foundations for future musical pursuits in childhood and beyond.
We have two levels of learning at Unitots. Our Caterpillars (Stage 1) group is for babies and toddlers up to 2yrs old. Our Butterflies (Stage 2) group is for 3 to 5yr olds. We split the learners by age as the older children are livelier and may stand on little fingers when dancing about!
Unitots lesson plans are designed by Emma L.M. Sweeney and inspired by the Orff Method.
“The Orff Method is a way of teaching children about music that engages their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of percussion instruments (i.e. xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels). Lessons are presented with an element of “play” helping the children learn at their own level of understanding.
Using the Orff approach, students learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, form and other elements of music. Students learn these concepts by speaking, chanting, singing, dancing, movement, acting and playing instruments. These learned concepts become springboards for further creative pursuits such as improvisation or composing their own music.”
For more information about either group, please use the drop-down menu above.
If you are a parent of two children in two age groups, you are welcome to choose one group to bring them both to. Sibling discounts are available.
UNITOTS Toddler music and movement classes starting Tuesday mornings in Central Palma this month (March 2017). Spaces limited! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to reserve your child’s place.
HOW OUR PROGRAM BENEFITS YOUNG LEARNERS
Our Unitots program encourages children to:
– care for themselves with love and compassion
– develop social skills and participate in their peer group and extended community
– treat others with compassion and respect
– cooperate with other children to accomplish collect goals
– celebrate individual and group achievements
– express a range of emotions
– be inquisitive and ask questions
– listen to others and share ideas and tangible objects
– pursue ideas and achieve solutions to problems
– develop motor skills through song, dance and playing instruments