They don’t play instruments and can’t tell you the difference between Mozart and Beethoven – yet.
But that didn’t stop a small group of children from the Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care from enjoying a short visit to Prof. Zoltan Kalman’s woodwinds techniques class recently for a performance of tunes Kalman’s students were learning to play on the saxophone.
As they sat in their strollers and wagons, some of the children moved to the music and followed Kalman’s lead keeping time to the music.
Helene Randle, the centre’s executive director, said staff have been introducing infants at the centre to different types of music, including native drumming.
“Our goal is to give the children the opportunity to enjoy and experience different types of music, hands-on experience with instruments, and the different moods that music can create,” Randle said. “The experience (in Prof. Kalman’s class) was loud and exciting…. The infants love to sing and dance.”