Classes for Daycare Centres
“Suzie Sunshine” (Suzanne Brown) is a lifetime entertainer, songwriter, recording artist and author. She has been entertaining, teaching and coaching children across North America for over 30 years in the area of music & performance.
With a background in musical theatre, opera and composition, her daycare classes are engaging, interactive, and educational for the children.
Music plays an important part in all our lives. What’s more, studies have shown that it helps with brain patterns, movement and coordination. Music can help improve motor skills, social interaction, listening awareness, attention span and confidence.
The program is designed to introduce children to the basics of music in a fun filled way that will encourage and enhance future music instruction and a better appreciation for the natural joy of music.
The program is divided into three semesters:
FALL = BAROQUE
Our fall session introduces the sounds of the Baroque Period with composers like Bach, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, and Handel along with the sounds of the Harpsichord and the glorious “Messiah.” All of these concepts are introduced in a very age appropriate and fun filled way to encourage better understanding and learning both in and out of the classroom.
These classes also include music from Suzie Sunshine’s “Jumping For Joy” CD, with children’s songs for rhythm exercises and Suzie Sunshine’s value songs like “The Two Word Sentence,” reminding children the importance of saying Thank You and more.
WINTER = CLASSICAL
Our winter session introduces composers from the Classical Period, such as Haydn, Clementi, Mozart and Beethoven. These courses continue to introduce their ears and minds to some of the greatest composers of all time, along with other musical instruction.
All Around The World is the CD used in the winter session, filled with sounds from a variety of countries and songs in French, Spanish and Mandarin. It has a wonderful multicultural element.
SPRING = ROMANTIC
Our spring session introduces composers from the Romantic Period, including Chopin, Schumann. Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and more. As always, there will be a list of options available that will help the children learn more about the world of music outside the classroom.
The CD, used along with the great romantic music, is “Music Fun With Suzie Sunshine.” These songs use several ancient modes like Dorian in Dorian the Dinosaur and Aeolian in Zoo land harmony. Children will also become accustomed to music terms like Fermata, Staccato and more as they sing and dance their way to music education.
At the end of each semester, there is an optional live show with live musicians so the children have the opportunity to hear and see classical instruments like the cello, violin, and flute. Also available is the CD (available on iTunes as well) we are using in class and books specifically designed for preschoolers on the great composers we learn about together.
*Prices based on number of classes and length of contract.
Please contact us for more information about programs and pricing.
Suzie Sunshine teaches in the following locations on a regular basis: