Music, Drama & Dance !
BKI Preschool Main Campus: Sakai 5-17-15, Musashino-Shi, Tokyo,
Is your music class like standard vanilla? We make the richest chocolate sauce, the sweetest, lightest whipped cream, and have the ripest, juiciest cherries to sit on top and we put them all together into a Classic BKI Musical Sundae!
At BKI we have an excellent music, drama & dance program. When our customers spoke, we listened. When they told us they expected more than just simply musical vanilla, we took action. Having said that however, as Child Care Professionals we have never lost sight of the fundamental understanding that it would be developmentally un-appropriate practice, to base our entire educational program on just music alone. Why? There are just so many important aspects to your child's developmental growth, of which music alone can only cover a few.
For the last 15 years our overall educational program therefore has been to slowly, carefully and deliberately enhance a balanced combination of music drama and dance into an all important systematic approach to meaning making. While our regular music sessions do occur all year round with professional, qualified local teachers, BKI also has an extensive, intensive three month period when Music, Drama and Dance all coincide to form a powerful educational medium which runs every day of the week. Why is this medium so powerful? By combining these three artistically creative forms of expression into a highly organized stage production that is produced, created, and constructed entirely by the children each year, the level of meaning that the children construct for themselves goes right off the proverbial scale!
When it comes to your child's development, we know that a balanced curriculum mix is essential. We also understand that meaning will always triumph over entertainment. One is gone in an instant, while the other stays a lifetime.
To find out more about our purpose built, in-house theatre set up, and excellent (fully English) stage productions please ask at your school interview.
BKI has invested in a wide variety of musical instruments which your child can use on a daily basis. Aside from the usual assortment of castanets, harmonicas, triangles and shakers, we also provide early musical experiences usually reserved for more mature students. At BKI opportunities for creative intelligence are never left out of reach!
We have an assortment of electric and acoustic guitars, including child size guitars. A nine piece Roland Electric Drum Kit has most recently been put into service. Our staff are always ready and willing to demonstrate, encourage and play the equipment alongside the children. To date we have collectively spent more than 1,200,000 yen on High Quality Musical Equipment.
At BKI we do love our music. Our favourite music room is at Head Office. In winter, on snowy days, come on over and sit by the log fire in our cozy environment overlooking the park, and listen to the sound of happy children singing as they are accompanied by our big piano!