Burr Bear Music Program
We start with fun. Fun is joyful, and when you are happy you are open minded. Joy sparks interest and curiosity. From there, excitement to learn. In an atmosphere free of pressure and competition, our teachers can sequence a program of activities which develop many skills and abilities.
Essential Skills Development through Dalcroze Eurhythmics Movement And Music Discipline
Poise and Coordination
To develop control in starting and stopping movement in time to the music.
To discriminate changes in direction - forward, backward, up down, etc.
To develop left/right discrimination.
To move as a group in a circle, clockwise or counter clockwise and to set parameters for all movement.
Shapes and Letters
To form shapes or letter-designs individually or in a group.
Concentration and Memory
To increase attention span and ability to remember actions and sounds.
We use rhymes, chants and words appropriate to music to develop speech and vocabulary
To identify and move to specific numbers of sounds.
To develop sensitivity to dynamics, mood, tempo, and other nuances of music.
To create movements, gestures, words, and rhythms appropriate to music.
Rockland Conservatory of Music
Burr Johnson has the unique combination of expertise as a musician and educator mixed with the charismatic qualities of a ‘pied piper’ that makes kids of all ages want to be in his midst and make music. Burr Bear Music sets them on a journey of musical exploration that will last a lifetime.
Burr Bear Music – voted most popular program three years running, at camp Kickapoo in North Castle, NY
CCSD Childcare and Early Learning Program
Burr is not only a gifted musician, but he is a skilled teacher as well. Burr has been providing educational music experiences at our early childhood program for many years. He works as well with toddlers as he does with the older children and he tailors his lessons according to the developmental needs of each age group. One of the best attributes of his program is the combination of music and movement, which is a natural extension of a child’s innate response to music. Even the youngest infants will bounce and move when they hear his music. It is a universal attribute of all children. They can enjoy music long before they can walk or speak. Burr’s music experiences enrich the lives of the children in our program and we are grateful for the time that he spends with us.
Rhythm and Rhyme Child Care, Inc.
“Mr. Burr Johnson started coming to the center summer before last. Each week he brings his music and entertainment for the different age groups we have. The children really look forward to his presence each week and what surprises he may bring to us.”
Some thoughts from the children:
“He acts funny and he sings funny songs”
“When Mr. Burr sings, I like his singing and toys”
“I like when he sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Pizza”
“I like it when he sings and plays the guitar”
“I like to jump and dance when he plays and sing”
A teacher’s comment
The children really enjoy it and look forward to him coming each week. They even discuss his classes amongst themselves on the days when he is not here.
Interested in Burr Bear Music Program?
I offer free introductory performances to organizations dedicated to children’s education. Lets talk: call me directly at (845) 862-4133, or come meet me on performance days.