Our school’s vision centers upon the relationship between music education and the immersion process of learning a second language. They are partners in a full education. Though the national trend is to reduce this component of education, we believe that a strong music art curriculum lays the foundation for strong mathematical and scientific intelligence. All grade levels at The French American School of Tampa Bay are immersed in our Music Arts Program, which includes Music & Me and an opportunity for private Suzuki lessons.
Music & Me: Local early childhood music specialist, Music & Me, LLC, offers all FASTB students the award winning Music Together program. Since 1987, Music Together has introduced millions of children, parents, and teachers around the world to the joys of music-making and the powerful benefits of having music in their lives. Music Together nurtures each child’s natural musicality in a playful, musically rich learning environment. The research-based music classes are designed to be non-formal and non-performance oriented, so your child can learn at his or her own pace, in a way that’s developmentally appropriate. Because at home musical interaction is important for a child’s musical development, each family receives supportive take-home materials in the form of an illustrated songbook and recording of the music used throughout the semester.
Suzuki Program: The immersion method is Listen and Learn. The Suzuki method is the same. We’re proud to work in collaboration with the Suzuki Strings to offer our students private, on-site Suzuki lessons in piano and violin. Parent involvement is required for private lessons.