New Music Intelligence is coming! More instruments, more fun!

March 30th, 2018

Music Intelligence course is a great foundation course for the young children. It aims to develop a real “musical” child. The course applies Dalcroze Eurhythmics methodology, uses Orff percussion instruments, Ukulele and piano, in a form of different games to develop ‘a consciousness of bodily rhythm’ and the need to strengthen communication between the senses, the muscles and the mind. Children will be learning steady beat, rhythmic patterns, basic music theory (ex. high and low, fast and slow, legato and staccato, forte and piano, etc) through eurhythmics experiences. It is the total absorption of mind, body and emotions in the experience of actualizing the musical sounds. Children imagine their body as the instrument and they sense the excitement of being the interpreter, the performer and the listener all at the same time. It is a lot easier for the children to pusure their learning at performing arts after the completion of the whole curriculum - they can adapt quicker when they move to private instrumental course, vocal, dance, or musical theatre (many iStage students follow this path).

Course Introduction

- Teacher upgraded! Teacher Minyi holds a M.A degree in Music and Music Education from Columbia University, as well as a Kodaly Certification from New York University. She has also successfully completedLevel I Exams in Dalcroze Eurhythmics from Kaufman music center and earned her Orff Level 1 Certification from New York City Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association.

- Develop babies’ intellect and music altalent by using different kinds of instruments to create songs and rhythm.

- All lessons are taught completely in English with a small class size, which can help babies’ language and brain development.

- The course will help babies in improving a multitude of music skills including rhythm, movements and singing in a funway.

Lesson Structure

Each lesson will be 45 minutes long and will be started as shown:

Instrument exploration / Hello Song /Movement Activity / Singing Activity / Instrument Activity / Goodbye Song

iStage Tutor

Minyi is a passionate music educator. She Holds a M.A degree in Music and Music Education from Columbia University, as well as a Kodaly Certification from New York University. She has also successfully completed Level I Exams in Dalcroze Eurhythmics from Kaufman music center and earned her Orff Level 1 Certification from New York City Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association.

Minyi has taught so many early childhood music classes for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers in Teachers College, Columbia University. The curriculum combines elements of the Orff-Schulwerk approach, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Kodaly teaching method to create achild-centered curriculum. She believes a comprehensive music experience is so important for young children to grow and to develop their language skills, social skills and creativity. In her class, young children have opportunities to explore sound through moving, singing, playing instruments and listening. The music literature included songs from different cultures since she believes music is the best way for our children to experience this world. 

Minyi has also taught piano class for long time. In graduate school, she taught piano class for adult graduate students and prepare them to perform in the recital. Also, she worked as piano and music theory teacher in Musipire professional Music Education school, a lot of her students perform excellent in NYSSMA and ABRSM exams.

Minyi - Speciality: Early childhood music classes for infants, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers, ABRSM piano, ABRSM music theory, Early year piano foudation course, Glee Choir.



- Explore different types of instruments such as hand drum, shakers, triangle, glockenspiel.

- Enjoy interesting classes as well as encourage children’s language development.

- Improve the sense of rhythm, arts and musical talent.

- Final feedback report and see where his/her talent in.

Course Setting

Age: 2.5-4 years old; 4-6 years old.

Maximum: All lessons are taught in English with a small class size, maximum 8 children.

Timetable: 2.5-4 years old: Every Friday 5.30pm-6.15pm, Every Saturday 10.30am-11.15am, Every Sunday 11am-11.45am
4-6 years old: Every Friday 4.30pm-5.15pm, Every Saturday 11.30am-12.15pm, Every Sunday 10am-10.45am


Period: Each lesson is 45 minutes long. We sincerely suggest students to take the lessons continuously and take one year as a learning period. If possible, 2 lessons a week will be even better!

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