108-10 72d Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375 - TEL. 718.261,2237 E-mail:Directors@belleartiny.com
Sylivan Tam is a dedicated and passionate music educator, musician, and performer. He started learning classical guitar at age 10 and performed his very first recital when he was 11. He has been an active performer since high school, playing in various ensembles, shows and recitals. Sylivan graduated from City College of New York with a degree in music education and guitar performance and is currently pursuing a certificate in Contemporary Guitar Performance at Berklee College of Music. He has worked and studied under conductors, pianists, and professionals such as Stephen Jablonsky, Daniel Beliavsky, Joe Popp, and Pete McCann. Sylivan teaches guitar, music theory, and general music, as well as individual instruments such as piano, guitar, ukulele, recorder, and drums at schools throughout the New York area. He has also taught a variety of children’s music classes, like song writing, Rock Band, mommy and me, bilingual music classes, and high school choir. Sylivan has become a notable guitarist in his community and played many local shows, including those for the band he is part of called “Rectifist”. He also works as a freelance music arranger for local artists.
The Early Bird Rock™ Mommy & Me Class is a collaborative and innovative musical experience for children from ages 6 months old to 3 years old. Early Bird Rock™ gives children an early participation in music with activities such as sing-alongs, musical games/instruments, and dance-along movements that promote children’s physical, cognitive, and social development. Furthermore, with Early Bird Rock™, children have the opportunity to develop their listening skills, rhythm, and pitch recognition and reproduction. It gives children a musical environment to build up their confidence, sensitivity to expression, creativity, and imagination. Together with Early Bird Rock™, children will have fun in learning new culture, arts, and vocabulary under a beautiful musical atmosphere.
All Early Bird Rock™ classes have the following elements, which offer a variety of music, songs, and activities to keep children engaging and entertaining:
A warm welcoming opens the hearts of the little ones. It helps children to adopt the atmosphere and environment, and to prepare their hearts and minds for the class.
Heating Up! (Warm-up):
This is a high-energy session where children respond to popular nursey rhymes and children’s songs with singing and movements. This session not only helps children to exercise their gross motor skills, but also strengthens the bond between the child and the caregiver.
Make Some Noise! (Instrument Exploration):
Children learn to play with different instruments and have the opportunity to explore and experience different types of instruments. Playing musical toys and instruments help their development of key motor skills, body coordination, and the sense of rhythm and pulse.
Time to Play! (Music Games)
This session gives students an opportunity to experience different games and activities such as parachute, scarves, or puppets and dolls. It also helps to develop their ability to follow instruction, listening skills, and increases their attention span.
Dance with the Bubbles!
This activity allows children to exercise their sensorimotor skills. It also develops their hand-eye coordination while looking for and popping the bubble. The variety of genres of music in the background gives student an exposure to different style of music while they dance and move, which makes this session an unique experience.
A soft and mellow song can help children to relax and stay calm. Children can learn to regulate their emotion with the music they hear.
Registration is always open- You can register for Early Bird Rock™ at any time!
Classes run in 10-Week Sessions
$25 per class; 10 week package = $250
Registration Fee= $25
Registration Fee for Second Child= $15
Sibling Discount= $30 (Only applies to 10 week packages)