WHAT IS DO RE MI?
Dragana Rodriguez is the founder and creative mind behind the Do Re Mi Music School. Born and raised in former Yugoslavia, Dragana expressed musical talent at a very young age. She graduated from the prestigious Academy of Music and Arts in 1993, and holds a BA in Classical Composition and Piano. Since Dragana’s move to Los Angeles in 1994, she has worked as a professional musician, studio musician, music teacher, and educator. Blending her knowledge of extensive music education and her experience working with children, she created her own original, unique music curriculum for young ages, which is now fully established in numerous preschools in the LA area as part of their regular preschool curriculum. Dragana is also a successful songwriter of children’s music. She has written original music for children’s plays and has released four music albums and three method books for piano and ukulele, ages 3-
Founder and Director
Do Re Mi Music School
Do Re Mi is a place where knowledge and fun are seamlessly blended in one sweet and memorable experience. Whether your child is a natural born star or a bit on the shy side, your little one will experience the world of music through our engaging curriculum and the loving guidance of professional teachers. Before we get to the nitty-
WHAT IS DO RE MI CURRICULUM ALL ABOUT?
Is it important for children to have fun?
Of course it is! It goes without saying! But children can have fun and be offered substance, because this developmental stage is a critical window where they do not yet have a concrete concept of a topic being difficult or complicated, so can absorb it. They are simply open to anything you may offer. Therefore, we take the opportunity to offer a curriculum where Mozart, Bach, Ellington, Satie, Stravinsky, Vivaldi, Beatles or World Music all becomes part of their daily vocabulary.
But aren’t they too young for Carnival of the Animals or jazz improvisation? Isn’t it too complex for that age to listen to the Firebird by Stravinsky?
Well, no. When taught in a skillful and fun manner, these concepts and compositions are absorbed with ease. In a Do Re Mi class children are not asked to sit quietly and listen to the piece -
After the first year of development, our Do Re Mi Music Appreciation class was created and has evolved into what it is today. We can say with confidence that we’ve got it down!
After seeing how positively Do Re Mi Music Appreciation classes musically influences young minds, we decided to take it a step further. Understanding the developmental stage and children's desire to play an instrument, led to a whole new level of Do Re Mi Curriculum. Frequent inquiries for piano lessons at a very young age inspired the creation of age appropriate Do Re Mi for Piano group keyboard classes. Frequent inquiries about guitar lessons in-
If you would like to have Do Re Mi classes at your preschool,
please contact us and we will gladly schedule a demo class at your school.
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