What Happens To Children When You Give The Principal A Guitar?
Music for Little Superstars!
with Al deCant
Music & Movement Classes for Caregivers And Their Children
What Are The Benefits Of Music for Little Superstars! Music Classes For Young Children?
Classes are custom designed to nurture & develop a child's: *Music Aptitude *Pitch & Rhythm *Language Skills *Motor Coordination *Creative Expression *Imagination *Cultural Awareness *Interpersonal Skills *Social & Emotional Wellbeing and of course *Preschool Readiness.
How Do Music for Little Superstars! Music Classes Work? Classes are given weekly. Each class is approximately 45 minutes. In every class, children will sing, dance, play instruments, laugh, listen, jam along, march, chant, clap, wiggle, make stuff up, pretend, use rich language and explore and expand each child’s amazing potential through the arts.
The Music! Music for Little Superstars! provides a research-based curriculum based on educational goals & objectives for early music education.The music used is from different genres from classical to rock and roll. Al and Jill also include interactive poetry, drama and storytelling. In class, children learn the simple music enrichment activities that accompany the songs.
Music for Little Superstars! is a Holistic Music Enrichment Approach. We are interested in the whole child, and see music as the instrument (yes! pun intended) to promote development in music aptitude, pitch, melody and rhythm, as well as language, imagination, motor skills, cultural awareness and creative expression.
What Should You Expect From The Children? Learning is supposed to be fun and joyful, right? This is not just us saying it. Scientific research has proven over and over again that learning is best achieved in a loving, stimulating, safe, engaging and fun environment. In fact, Dr. Suzuki, the renowned musicologist (best known for his miraculous accomplishments with violin students) suggests that learning music should be approached naturally and lovingly like how a child learns their native language
What Is Expected Of Teacher’s or Caregivers? The most important thing at this young age is the immersion and exposure to high quality music. The more they see their favorite role models singing, dancing and having fun, the more they pay attention and literally develop more brain synapses related to music aptitude and overall development. In addition, the joy they experience with music will influence their future interest. This paired with loving support and encouragement is the core of early music learning.
WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING...
Mr. Al taught us songs we sing all week long! He is wonderful with getting kids up and singing, and bringing them out of their shell. Valerie
Mr. Al is awesome! We keep singing and dancing all the way home. Dean and Olivia’s Mom
Great music class with Al deCant! The kids loved it! Moms in the Milford/Orange area it's a great learning and bonding experience for you and your kids! Cassandra, Mom of four amazing children.
Energetic, fun, engaging! Jack’s Mom
Mr. Al’s classes are hands-on, fun, and energetic. Fabulous entertainer! My kids love to sing, dance, play musical instruments, and be silly with Al. Gina
Al really knows how to keep kids moving, singing, and interacting with their parents and caregivers. A dynamic musical experience! Ms. Lisa, Prospect Public Library
We have had Al deCant's Music for Little Superstars at the Newtown Library for over four years and he packs the house with parents, grandparents, caregivers and their children. Al's classes are totally engaging and educational. Lana Bennison, Director Children's Department
Thank you so much for performing for our fundraiser. It was a blast. We sold out last night; we might even discuss moving to a larger facility! My husband told me "good job calling Al, Honey, he was the best part if the while thing!" Thanks again. Terri Funaro, Bethany Nursery Group Event Coordinator
Al-so fabulous and so much fun for the children and the parents! I am thinking when I retire I will travel with you. Thank you so much for a great time and bringing joy to the hearts and the beat of the ELC. Loved it, loved it, loved it!
Heather Hartmann Gateway Community College Early Learning Center
Today at the Trumbull Library we had Al deCant perform his Rocking and Reading with Pete the Cat program. Al performed a combination of old favorites, originals as well as 2 Pete the Cat titles. The children and parents were very engaged and fun was had by all. Al was a delight to work with, and I look forward to having him back at our library soon. Kara S. Canney, Trumbull Library
What a fabulous program last Saturday, Rockin’& Reading with Pete the Cat! Thanks so much for coming to the Cos Cob Library. You were a HUGE hit--absolutely tremendous. I can see why you're such a popular act, and I can't wait to give out your CDs as gifts for friends. I wish you much continued success and hope we can get you back to CCL and possibly my kids' elementary school in the near future! Thanks again. Melissa Devaney, Program Director
What a wonderful performance and a wonderful person! Can you believe you’ve been singing for my students for over ten years? We can’t wait to have you back next year. You are the best! Liz Englander, Director Early Childhood Center, Bridgeport, CT
Thank you so much for your wonderful music presentation. The children had a fantastic time listening and singing along with you as well as being active participants in the show. We’d love to have you back soon!
Sincerely, Kim and Sue, Goddard School, Orange, CT
On behalf of the Annual Milford Oyster Festival, and especially the visiting children and their families, thank you for yet another wonderful show! It’s clear that your love your work...your energetic and engaging music is always a welcomed addition to our entertainment schedule.
It’s great to see how enthusiastic the children are as they participate with you!
Thanks again for joining us on our Children’s Stage again this year and handling the many challenges of “MC”
Looking forward to seeing you at The Boys & Girls Club’s Pumpkins on the Pier concert!
Sincerely, Mary Helen Burk. Children’s Entertainment Chairman AMOF
Once again you were a HUGE hit with the kids. The kids really loved your silly songs, your fun props and your energetic personality. Move over Wiggles, Al de Cant is the new kids’ favorite!
Sincerely, Danielle Dumont, Executive Director, Milford’s Promise, Milford, CT
We had the singing principal, Al deCant, at Plainville Public last night. This guy is awesome!
He performed for a full hour and had the kids up and dancing and playing along on percussion instruments, parading, etc. Susan Rooney, Children’s Librarian, Plainville Public Library
Dear Al DeCant,
Thank you so much for the fabulous program you preformed for our library this summer. Your music is truly terrific! Children and adults all thought you were great! You had everyone up and joining in...I cannot thank you enough for adding so much positive energy to our summer. We can't wait to have you back.
Ann Szaley, Children's Librarian Seymour, CT
The students enjoyed your performance tremendously. They are still talking about all the different songs they have learned and love listening to the CD. I passed along a copy of all the materials you gave us on to our administrators and the president of our parent organization. I expressed how much the students loved your concert, and how it reinforced the concepts of our character education program.
Thank you again,
Jaime Pawluk First Grade Teacher South School New Canaan, CT
Thank you so much for performing for our fundraiser. It was a blast. We sold out last night; we might even discuss moving to a larger facility! My husband told me "good job calling Al, Honey, he was the best part if the whole thing!" Thanks again.
Terri Funaro Bethany Nursary Group Event Coordinator