In the Sunrise program, you can expect your toddler to learn the music words “beat” and “rhythm”, the Italian terms for some basic musical concepts and how to recognize and read tonal as well as rhythm patterns. Sunrise students gain confidence by singing and offering substitution suggestions in class. Early learning concepts – including counting to 10, right/left, fast/slow, loud/quiet - are explored and reinforced through musical activities. Class activities include singing, dancing, finger plays, simple games, crafts, stories, listening activities, rhythm instrument play-along and ensembles.
The Sunrise program was revised in 2008 to include 3 colourful characters: Buddy Croak, Mellow Yellow and Buzz the Fly. These magical friends guide the children through patterns, dynamics, rhythm reading and instrument identification. While many of the old Sunrise favourites were included in the new revision, you will find many new musical selections as well. The new program offers children exposure to a wide variety of music styles and flavours. A Sunrise is a parent participation program and is taught in three 10-week blocks.