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MusicBridges Pre-K Literacy Program at Hartsfield Elementary School



Hartsfield Elementary School in Leon County has invited MusicBridges to begin a Pre-K violin class in the fall! We are so excited to partner with the vibrant and enthusiastic faculty at Hartsfield, and we can't wait to meet our first class of Pre-K students!



What is the MusicBridges Pre-K Violin Literacy Program?

  • Small-group violin classes for 4-5 year old Pre-K students, meeting twice a week

  • Exciting, student-centered curriculum that aims to develop and strengthen the following Kindergarten-readiness skills:

  • Listening skills

  • Demonstrating understanding when listening

  • Increasing knowledge through listening

  • Following directions

  • Fine motor skills

  • Increasing precision, strength, coordination and efficiency when using hand muscles

  • Coordinating hand and eye movements to perform a variety of actions with increasing precision

  • Ability to focus for longer periods of time

  • Pattern recognition

  • Pre-literacy tracking left to right and top to bottom

  • Recognizing likenesses and differences in sounds

  • Functional and organizational language (e.g., same and different, in front of and behind, next to, opposite, below)

  • Crossing midlines

  • Memory and abstract thinking

  • Active involvement in learning and school

  • Self discipline

  • Self-esteem

  • Sense of identity and belonging








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