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A note from the Music Director
Welcome to the exciting world of Montessori Mozarts, where the art of making music is nurtured and celebrated.
We hope that what you discover here will enlighten and excite you.
We at Montessori Mozarts look forward to seeing you at our lessons, recitals and community performances. We are very excited about our new venture and believe that your relationship with us will have a truly significant impact on your introduction to the art of making music and continued music study towards excellence.
M. A. Duffy-Harris,
Parents, this website is for you, so please send feedback. Let me know what you would like to see and how we can work together to make your child's musical experiences the best!!
Work with your child at home to reinforce musical concepts learned in music class - you can bring home your own copy of Montessori Mozarts and follow along with the weekly lessons by using the sing-along CDs at home and in the car. Just click here to get your copy of Montessori Mozarts today! "
Is there a story behind the interesting website
you might ask? Well my answer to you is a resounding
Yes! Yes! Having spent most of my life
teaching music or Montessori to young children I finally came to terms with the fact that I needed to combine my two loves of teaching, and essentially developed the
first music curriculum that is based entirely on the Montessori philosophy.
Both my children attended an amazing Montessori school close to home, while continuously exposed to daily music and education, simply by inheriting me as their mother. Some of our most precious memories originated from those wonderful years and there is no doubt that these experiences paved the way for their future successes in life. Both children have always demonstrated creative thinking and problem solving skills which I believe will assist in their future endeavours.
Music engages the child physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially. An interesting article in Parents Magazine describes a learning through the arts class as:
"For example, the class is gathered at one end of the gym and the children are walking around in a tight little clump beating time to a deliberate drumbeat. Suddenly the beat quickens and the children begin to spread out across the gym. What are they studying? Energy transfer! The students are water molecules being heated up by a uranium bundle in a nuclear power plant. (When water is heated, each molecule moves more quickly and further apart from the others, - a change in movement which was signaled by the drum). Later in the lesson the children shuffle along the floor, representing electrons moving along power lines. Then they pretend to be atoms joining together and breaking apart, and chant a rap about the pros and cons of various energy sources - all of this while engaging in musical accompaniment." Hoffman (2003).
Montessori Mozarts provides opportunities for children to pay attention to relationships, work on creative thinking, problem solving, risk-taking, teamwork and communication - precisely the tools the workforce of tomorrow will need. Montessori Mozarts encourages our children to master these skills through quality education today in preparation to succeed in their highly competitive business careers tomorrow.
See University research predicting 90th - 99th percentile mathematic scores for children studying Montessori Mozarts