rich music experience for your child
Hug Melody® Groups for babies and toddlers ages from 6 months old to 4 years old.
At Hug Music, we believe in the importance of exposing young ears to quality music and instruments in a fun and nurturing environment. Our highly-rated signature class, Hug Melody® are designed and led by two music instructors who are also board music therapist and professional musicians.
Each group promises to maintain a high teacher-student ratio which is up to 6 children with 2 teachers so that each child receives personal attention from instructors.
The class is led with high-quality live music throughout the class with acoustic instruments. We emphasize the importance of having children accessed to live and acoustic music because nowadays we are exposed to “computer-made” music all the time, and this is also true for our children. We believe that exposing children to high-quality acoustic music from young age is extremely important to promote healthy development of their young ears.
All music used in the class is original compositions that are carefully designed to evoke children’s positive responses. The songs used in the class feature and celebrate diversity by featuring various genres, feels, moods, harmony and rhythms rom all over the world.
We respect each child’s unique responses and celebrate them with on-going live music to facilitated expansion of children’s creativity and broaden artistry. All children are unique and so are their musical responses. Some respond quickly while others may respond slower. Some respond actively while others prefer to be listeners. While recorded music tends to indicate to children what are “right” responses, using live music can make all responses unique. Furthermore, children often make spontaneous musical responses which we value the most. With live music played by our teachers, who are professional musician and music therapists who are trained in improvisation, music will be customized based on each child’s unique musical responses.
Classes are focused on improving both musical and healthy development of young children, using an enjoyable and success-oriented approach. Expected outcome and benefits include, improvements of:
social awareness and awareness of others.
speech development: listening to the sound, using own voices, singing
motor skill: fine-motor skills and eye-ear-hand coordination skill
social skills: turn-taking, sharing instruments, following directions
communication skill: interacting with peers and teachers
pre-academic skills: focus on tasks, following the rules, respecting peers
cognitive skills: attention, learning things
innate musical ability and love of music