Kindergarten Music Program - 40 Lesson Plans - Kindaria - Australian Version

Penny Muller
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Grade Levels
PreK - K
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120 pages
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Penny Muller
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To use the Kindaria music program, simply download and follow the required lesson plan each week. Weekly songs and theoretical content can be easily accessed via Google and YouTube, and resources are those typically used in kindergartens and early childhood settings.

Kindaria is based on singing, as songs provide foundational music learning for young children, enabling them to understand melody, pitch and rhythm. Learning songs also assists with developing language and literacy skills in readiness for school.

The children will learn a new song every week, resulting in them acquiring a repertoire of 40 songs by the completion of the program / the completion of the kindergarten year.

The children will learn about a wide variety of musical concepts including:

Beat

Rhythm

Tempo

Dynamics

Sound

Music notation

Song-writing

Instruments

They will be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles including:

Children’s music

Choir music

World music

Australian music

Classical music

Jazz

Music theatre

Opera

Ballet music

They will learn about ways of moving to / engaging with music, including:

Styles of dance

Free self-expression

Interpretive dance

Cultural dance

Performing for an audience

They will explore holistic /artistic / learning concepts such as:

Recollection and memory

Emotional representations in music

Visual representations of music

Diversity – sign language

Extension Experiences and Additional Ideas have been included. These relate to the learning in the lessons, and include:

Dramatic play

Art and craft experiences

Cultural experiences

Cooking

Visits from experts

Please allow me to introduce my Kindergarten Music Program – Kindaria. This is a 40-lesson program designed for kindergarten teachers and educators, regardless of musical background or ability. This has been a labour of love, emerging from my years of experience as a kindergarten teacher, musician, and classical singer.

Through engagement with music, children develop an awareness of musical concepts such as sound, beat, rhythm, dynamics, melody and instrumentation. Music learning also extends vocabulary, develops language, enhances memory, builds literacy awareness, aids in maths comprehension, encourages the use of imagination, enhances creative expression and self-awareness, helps children build physical skills, social skills and cultural understandings, and assists in developing their ability to manage stress and maintain wellbeing.

Unfortunately, research shows that many teachers and educators do not feel confident to implement music programs with young children, despite understanding the benefits. This was my inspiration for Kindaria, to provide teachers and educators with an easy-to-use lesson plan for each week of the kindergarten year, requiring only well-known songs available on YouTube and concrete resources that are available in most classrooms. Each lesson introduces a new song, which is repeated over the following two lessons. This enables the children to build a repertoire of 40 well-known songs by the end of the kindergarten year.

Kindaria is a music program with a difference. In addition to teaching concepts such as beat, rhythm, dynamics, and instruments of the orchestra, it also includes an introduction to jazz, music theatre, classical music, ballet music and opera, as well as topics such as singing in another language, music from diverse cultures, singing with sign language, and the music of the didgeridoo. Kindaria also includes ideas for additional learning opportunities related to the concepts explored in each lesson. These include dramatic play, art, cooking, family/community visitors and other enriching experiences.

I hope you enjoy Kindaria!

Total Pages
120 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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