Learn about our digital and physical distancing initiatives below. Check back in the coming weeks for more announcements about opportunities to engage with music and the our community from afar.
MAY 7, 14, 21, 28 | 1PM
Join Breck Music Education for an online, interactive musical experience! We’ll play fun cultural rhythms, musical games, movement activities, sing, and more to build connections, creativity, and community. Kids, teens, and adults can all participate. No experience is necessary. And, you don’t have to have a drum to participate. Please watch our short video about the program, drums, and found sounds you can use to make music. We can’t all play music together simultaneously, but there’s much more possible than you’d expect. Our facilitator, Jonathan Crowder, has been guiding groups in interactive drumming and musical programs for nearly 20 years, including drum circles in Breckenridge for many years.
Registration for each class ends at midnight the day of the session. Instructions on how to access the class virtually will be sent via email to every participant the morning of each class. For the optimal experience, it is recommended to sign up for all four classes. We can ask that you have one registration per family (this way multiple kids can participate by sharing a screen at home, if possible). Space is limited to the first 24 to sign up for each class. Please be sure to check your junk folder if you do not receive the email with instructions.
Digital Early Learners
At the beginning of March, Breck Music’s Early Learners program launched in three local preschools - Dillon Valley Elementary, Upper Blue Elementary and Carriage House. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, challenging schools and parents to find in-home alternatives for learning and care . Early Learners, in its third year, is a continuing collaboration with Lauren Leeds of Bluesky Music. The goals of this 10-week program are to:
- Develop social emotion and executive function through a diverse collection of songs, singing, movement, instrument play and chants
- Share and learn music from other cultures and generations
- Teach the fundamentals of music, including rhythm, and pitch through language, movement, and exploration.
- Provide teachers the tools and confidence to provide music instruction on their own in the classroom
Instead of visiting each preschool class weekly, Ms. Lauren is now delivering a weekly ‘Early Learners’ video to parents through each participating schools’ administration, including a playlist, songs and other musical activities. Breck Music is proud to continue its community-based early music education in a digital format and provide this resource to local kids and their families. This program will continue through the end of May and conclude with the end of the school year.