Singing For Kids: An Introduction to Solfege
For kids that love to sing, this class is a perfect way to develop those skills and build a strong foundation in music! Solfege (do, re, mi, etc.) is a musical system based on syllables that is used in sight-singing. Beginners and pros alike have used this system for ages.
Solfege a great tool for developing music-reading and sight-singing skills, understanding music and tonal relationships, and developing a music foundation. This class will introduce basic solfege related to the C major scale, hand gestures related to each solfege syllable, and simple songs using solfege syllables.
By the end of the class, students will be able to sing and sign 3 songs using solfege. Some song examples that may be covered include “Doe, A Deer” (Sound of Music), “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Hot Cross Buns,” “Baby Shark,” “Row Your Boat,” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” “3 Blind Mice,” “London Bridge,” “Are You Sleeping?,” “Star Wars Theme,” “Pop! Goes the Weasel,” “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring,” “I’m a Little Teapot,” “You are My Sunshine,” “Farmer in the Dell,” “Hickory Dickory Dock,” “Wheels on the Bus,” “Hokey Pokey,” “Chicken Dance”.
Topics covered include: C scale, solfege, scale degrees, pitches, solfege syllables, solfege hand gestures, sight-singing, singing, call-response, note-reading, theory
This class is perfect for: This class is geared toward children aged 8-13 who have an interest in singing, or who just want to learn more about music! It’s helpful to have some precursory knowledge of the treble clef.
After this class, you will be able to: By the end of the class, students will have gained a basic knowledge of solfege and have the skills to be able to sight-sing simple songs in the key of C using solfege syllables.
Skills required: (scale from 1-low to 5-high)
- Pitch-Matching (in singing) = 2
- Note-Reading = 1
- Rhythm = 1
- Treble Clef = 1
- Theory = 1
When class is over, it’s important to make sure you have all the tools and resources available to maintain a positive learning trajectory.
In addition to signing up for and attending an online group music class, Forbes Music teachers offer a short, truncated class summary video of all the concepts covered in class. This way, you can access the content and information whenever you need it at any time of day. It will include all the information covered, without any unnecessary interruptions or chatter.
Take the class. Get the video. You’re all set!
Need a quick refresher of something you did in a class? Did you forget a chord, a fingering, or short melodic phrase?
Office Hours are short, 15-minute scheduled online “lessons” that serve the primary purpose of getting quick, extra help, better explanations, or short refreshers from a teacher outside of your normal class or lesson time. Office Hours can only be scheduled as an online session and are not available for in-home.
Office hours are a great way to follow up with a teacher after an online class to get a one-on-one explanation of complicated concepts.