At Music Beans, we create a fun, energetic, and creative learning environment for our students. We believe that creative interactions and engaging learning environment are critical to children’s success in music learning. Incorporating Dalcroze approach, the Gordon Music Learning Theory and multicultural music enrichment, Music Beans’ curricula value and embed the principles of creative movement, developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) & sequential learning, critical thinking, world sounds, and an engaging environment. We believe music learning should not just be the beat counting and technical development; music learning should be a life long experience--- fun, creative and artistic!
Our classes value the influences of rhythmic movement in children’s musical development. Both of our applied and group classes consist of kinesthetic activities to accommodate children’s inclination towards dancing. Through moving to the motion of speed, weight, space, and flow in activities, children experience music creatively and express themselves artistically
Developing the ability of critical thinking is important in our philosophy of music learning. At Music Beans, we not only ask our students to master the technique required for music making, but most importantly, we foster their way of artistic expression by nurturing them to compare sound qualities, styles, various ways of music playing and creative notation systems. Often, students carry this way of critical thinking developed at Music Beans to different areas of life.
Engaging & Fun
Our program is set to promote children's confidence and creativity through musical play and activities. We designed our classes not only to be instructional but most importantly, FUN!!! Everyone at Music Beans walks out of their classes with a huge smile on their faces!!
DAP & Sequential Learning
We believe children will learn more efficiently and voluntarily when they are in a musical program based on Developmentally Appropriate Practice. The concept of developmentally appropriate practices refers to providing an environment, methodologies, and content (e.g. materials & activities) that match a child’s level of development. At Music Beans, we value DAP and design our classes with sequential steps based on our students’ musical development in order to facilitate their success in music learning.
At Music Beans, students experience a diverse selection of musical repertoire from around the world whether it’s classical, modern, popular, or jazz music. We believe that by immersing our students in diverse styles of music, they will develop an open mind towards new sounds and expand their sound spectrum in the music world. This expanded sound spectrum will serve as a foundation in musical improvisation and composition.