cre·​scen·​do /krə-ˈSHen, dō/

(MUSIC) A gradual and steady increase in strength.

The CRESCENDO KIDS MUSIC PROGRAM is Morin Music’s Early Childhood Music program for Preschool and Primary Students (ages 0-6yrs).

Rooted in the philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, students gain confidence by experiencing the natural joy and fun of music-making while also gaining knowledge and develop skills in their musical education.

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What is different about Crescendo Kids Early Childhood Programs?

  • The programs are not franchised
  • Classes recognize the importance of parent education and devote much time developing a partnership with parents to help them to create a natural enriched learning environment in the home.
  • Teachers are trained to foster ability while most traditional teachers use the “teach and move on” approach (following a curriculum that is calendar driven)
  • Teachers understand the potential for assisting parents in creating a rich musical environment before a baby is born and are convinced that the spirit of the child is formed as a result of his/her early environment

Skills in each class are age-appropriate and developed through a combination of singing, instrument playing, creative movement, and musical games and activities.

Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.”

— Dr. Suzuki

Students in the Crescendo Kids program sing, move and have fun while developing confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline and concentration.

CORE PRINCIPLES

1

Every child can learn.

The same way we have faith that all children can learn to communicate through their mother-tongue, we know that all children can learn the musical language. Using the music-as-language approach, students develop skills with incremental practice and with the support of their teachers and families.

2

Ability develops early.

Talent education and the lifelong learning begins at age 0. Students build invaluable neural pathways through their repeated experiences throughout life, with rapid growth and development during Early Childhood. There is an invaluable window of learning and development during the preschool and primary school years that can lay the foundation for future confidence and learning.

3

Repetition is the mother of all learning.

We know that children build confidence and internalize knowledge by learning in layers. As opposed to a teach and move on approach, Crescendo Kids curriculum promotes deep learning by allowing students to explore fundamentals in several contexts.

4

Success breeds success.

Our curriculum emphasizes thorough mastery at each layer to build upon with the next. When we observe how character and talent is formed, we know that each step of accomplishment strengthens your position and confidence to move to the next.

5

Encouragement is essential.

The reward of encouragement that the children receive from a supportive parent or adult will speed the learning and allow the child to experience success. Encouragement and support at each step of the learning process must be the fundamental reward of success throughout the learning experience.

6

Musicality precedes musical literacy.

Our students learn music through the 'music-as-language" approach. Just as a child will first learn to speak and experience something before learning to read and write it, our classes follow this same natural learning approach by first experiencing the concept before expanding to.

Through the Suzuki growing process, children are not only able to become strong and skillful musicians, but also thrive in a total environment of support while developing confidence and self-esteem, determination to try difficult things, self-discipline, concentration as well as the joy that comes through music-making.

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3-TIERED PROGRAM

Crescendo Kids Baby & Toddler

ages 0–3yrs

Crescendo Kids Level 1

ages 3–4yrs

Crescendo Kids Level 2

ages 4–6yrs

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Crescendo Kids Baby & Toddler

AGES 0–3YRS

Baby and Toddler students will learn:

  • A variety of set lullabies and action songs to build confidence through
  • Listening and sequencing
  • Understanding size
  • Pitch skills, correlation of body movements
  • Number skills, counting in rhythm, body movement and song
  • Motor skills
  • Social and emotional development
  • Vocabulary and language development
  • Emotional growth while bonding with loved one in an interactive class

The goal of Crescendo Kids baby and toddler class is meant to not only teach the each child music, but most importantly to develop the whole child and to unfold his/her natural learning potential and joy of learning.

Crescendo Kids Level 1

AGES 3–4YRS

Let your Imagination soar! Crescendo Kids (level 1) is where students reinforce the joy of learning and how to connect with music in the world around them.

With an emphasis on imagination, body movement, vocalization, and introduction to instruments, students learn the fundamentals of music, movement and theory in this fun and interactive weekly class.

Level 1 students will learn:

  • Producing steady beat & accurate rhythms
  • Reading and understanding Italian musical terms and dynamics
  • Basic rhythm reading and dictation
  • Counting and recognizing meter
  • Note reading from the grand staff
  • Musical alphabet
  • Keyboard geography of the piano
  • Singing using solfege
  • Orchestra instrument families

Crescendo Kids Level 2

AGES 4–6YRS

Level 2 students will learn:

Students learn the basics of reading notation and explore making music on a wide variety of instruments such as:

  • Xylophones
  • Glockenspiels
  • Metallophones
  • Drums
  • Percussion instruments
  • Ukuleles

Level Two of the Crescendo Kids Music Program is where so much of the magic happens!

With an emphasis on instrumental training and reading music, students develop literacy, coordination and listening skills as they transition to tuned instruments.

Teachers and parents can observe the effects of music on the overall life of a child. Caring towards the long-term benefits of exposing a young mind to music, and the way that it has the power to unveil the natural potential to learn and grow into a thriving, happy person.

The foundation for later learning is laid by early childhood experiences and by practicing social skills that will set them up for success later in life.

A primary goal children to thrive in an environment of consistent support. The hope is that these students will develop confidence, self-esteem, endurance, self-discipline and concentration.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Program Enrolment is for each 4-month semester of the school year (16 classes in each sessions)
  • Enrolment includes weekly interactive music class for both parent/guardian and child
  • All action songs and curriculum for home practice (one-time purchase of instrument kit for Level 1 and 2 required)
  • Priority placement for future class sessions and scheduling

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Crescendo Kids Baby & Toddler

ages 0–3yrs

Crescendo Kids Level 1

ages 3–4

Crescendo Kids Level 2

ages 4–6

$352/semester


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$368/semester
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$384/semester
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Crescendo Kids Baby & Toddler

ages 0–3yrs

$352/semester

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Crescendo Kids Level 1

ages 3–4

$368/semester
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Crescendo Kids Level 2

ages 4–6

$384/semester
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Quinn’s mom says:

“We enrolled our daughter when she was 7 months old and she has continued Crescendo Kids as she has aged.

The structured nature of the classes have taught her discipline and patience as well as nurtured her appreciation for music.

Through repetition she has learned many songs and loves playing the instruments. She started off shy and unsure but her confidence continues to grow with each class.
She comes home from music class and is excited to teach her stuffed animals what she has learned that week!”

—Tam H., Mom of Quinn

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