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Teaching Forte and Piano to Little Ones

Apr 05, 2020


If you’ve studied music even a little bit, you’ve learned the musical terms “forte” and “piano”. Italian for “loud” and “soft”, this concept is especially fun to teach to toddlers and preschoolers. You may have already taught about “inside voices” and “outside voices”, and you probably use the words “loud and soft” regularly. We don’t hold back when it comes to teaching actual musical terms. Young children are constantly learning new vocabulary and absorbing new concepts, and to them these terms won’t sound foreign.

In this mini-class we teach “forte” and “piano” with the help of a lion and a sheep! The 18 minute class is jam packed with great music, learning, and fun! Here’s what you’ll see:

  • A fun “warm-up” song about a fox
  • Meet “Forte” the Lion, and listen to the “Lion” movement from Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals (this is a sneak peek into our Monthly Music Course Subscription!)
  • Listen to “Sheep May Safely Graze” by JS Bach and learn about the concept of “piano”.
  • “Goin’ on a Lion Hunt” - action song
  • “Baa Baa Black Sheep” with a colorful twist
  •  Classic lullaby “Little Boy Blue”

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