4 years old-Kindergarten
Young singers are introduced to the joys of singing at a young age in Prima. Each week, they experience a joyful, cooperative approach to learning about music through singing songs, moving to music, playing games, listening, performing and improvising. They are introduced to the musical concepts of melody, rhythm, tone quality, and expression, through a variety of fun activities.
All young children are welcome to join Prima. Before they are admitted, we will schedule a short interview so that you and your child can meet Dee (the Prima Director), and so that she can make sure that Prima is a good fit for your child. Contact us for more information or to enroll your child!.
“Early Childhood is critical time to support children’s natural desire to sing, move and play with sound. Furthermore, research shows that music and music experiences support the formation of important brain connections that are being established over the first three years of life (Carlton, 2000).”
Dee Sales, Prima Director
Dee Sales earned her Bachelor Degree of Music – Music Education at the University of North Texas, with training that includes performance in voice, piano, choral directing and pipe organ. , Locating to the Northwest in 2001, Dee became certified in all levels of Musikgarten, and instructs private vocal and piano students who participate in Music Development/Royal Conservatory exams and National Piano Playing Guild Auditions. Also a general music schoolteacher, she has designed and implemented music programs for private pre-schools, elementaries, and junior high schools. Her association memberships include Edmonds Music Teachers Association, and National Music Teachers Association (MTNA), the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Washington Association of Educators of Young Children (NAEYC). Dee and her husband, Dan, a jazz & classical guitarist, pianist, composer and arranger, own and operate Dee’s Music Room, a private music teaching studio in Bothell, WA.