Music education for K-2
Here at Second Line Arts Collective, we understand that love and appreciation for music begins early. For many, our first musical memories take place in our homes, set to our parents' favorite tunes or perhaps the theme songs from our favorite cartoons. If you're from New Orleans, these memories might involve the sights and sounds of musicians stomping down the parade route. These nostalgic memories inspired us to create Little Stompers. Through this program, we hope to inspire the next generation of active listeners, musicians, and dancers. This semester, we will feature the music and culture of New Orleans in both live and pre-recorded formats. Students who enroll in our classes will learn to recognize the four families of instruments and learn to clap and identify basic rhythms. We will also explore the significance of some historical locations in New Orleans, like Congo Square, and how they've changed American music and history. From Congo Square, we will dance and sing to the sounds of artists like The Meters, Fats Domino, and Ellis Marsalis. New Orleans is a magical place full of music and musicians who have shaped the sounds of soul, funk, gospel, blues, and traditional music. Your little stomper will have exposure to all of these sounds and concepts if you decide to join our second line.
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Our classes are staffed with teaching artists that have three years of experience or more in live and remote education. In addition to access to world-class educators, you will also have access to supplemental videos, literature and crafts that can be accessed before our artists interact with your child. These tools will help you prepare your child for our programming.