One-on-one keyboard lessons are offered by a trained instructor.
Music Enrichment Class
In the music enrichment, students will be exposed to quality music of various genres and of great composers. They will have the opportunity to improvise and learn beginning basics of composition. The children will cultivate a love of music through the development of:
Ear training – recognition of pitch, rhythm, dynamics, phrasing
Families of instruments – identifying instruments and their unique traits
Visual discrimination – note recognition, the grand staff, ledger lines
Physical movement – legato, staccato, tempo changes
Ensemble skills – following a conductor, singing on pitch, playing instruments
Art Enrichment Class
Children will explore and learn about famous artists throughout history. Children will learn the unique techniques, style and media artists use to create their work. Focus will also be made on the time the artists were alive and what life was like. Children will recreate the artwork using their creative imagination and inspiration.
Yoga/Mindfulness Enrichment Class
Children enrolled in The Mindful Child’s yoga enrichment program will enjoy a variety of activities. Children spend time talking about kindness, acceptance, and self-love, and practice embodying these concepts through cooperative games and activities. Classes will include movement/yoga postures, breath work, and relaxation, some will focus on mindfulness with projects designed to help keep their minds in the present moment and in a state of gratitude.
Snapology Enrichment Class
Snapology’s STEAM enrichment programs teach children about science, math and engineering through the building and manipulation of various DUPLO, LEGO or K’Nex models. Activities challenge children to cultivate problem solving skills through application of the scientific method and project planning.
Snapology Enrichment Class
Children will imagine, design, create, and innovate after school in our newly created MakerSpace. A variety of opportunities will be available for children: design challenges, individual and team work, computer coding, and robotics. In addition to “making,” children will learn important skills such as questioning, investigating, divergent thinking (thinking “outside the box”), computational thinking, problem solving, and perseverance.
Pincushion Hill Montessori School has grown into a rich and full community during its 56-year history; a history that began long before the school came into existence. The original building that would later house part of Pincushion Hill Montessori School can be seen in the 1854 map of Ashland.