Students in grades 2-3 will have the opportunity to learn and practice the ukulele after school on Thursdays. The Ukulele Club will perform at least one evening school performance and a few community events throughout the year as invited. Students do not have to own a ukulele to participate, however it is encouraged to purchase one to practice at home. More information will be given during the second month of school.
Little Kids Rock has invented an entirely new kind of school music program which we call Modern Band. It teaches kids to perform, improvise and compose using the popular styles that they know and love including rock, pop, reggae, hip hop, R & B and other modern styles. Modern Band classes feature ukulele, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, vocals, and technology. Little Kids Rock has partnered with Take Note Colorado to bring Modern Band instruments and instruction to Monaco!
At Monaco, Modern Band techniques will be integrated into all general music classes. Beginning in Kindergarten through 2nd grade, students will be learning basic instruments such as the keyboard and ukulele, and progressing to more advanced instruments such as the guitar, bass and drum set in 3rd, 4th and 5th. Traditional classroom instruments such as recorder and Orff instruments will also be used in a new way to improvise and play along with modern tunes. Proper vocal production and technology will also be emphasized in all grades.
Beginning in Fall 2019, Students in grades 4-5 will have an additional opportunity to be in Modern Band Club which will meet after school on Wednesdays. This group will focus on diving deeper into instrumental skills and putting the instruments together as a "band". The Modern Band Club will perform at least one evening school performance and a few community events throughout the year as invited. Students do not have to own their own instruments to participate. More information will be given during the second month of school.
Check out the videos below for more information about LKR and what your child will be experiencing in Music classes at Monaco this year!