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Early Childhood Music

 

Early Childhood is the most influential time in a child’s life! Learn how CSA's Early Childhood Music program will nurture your child from birth through first grade using Musikgarten curriculum.

Early Childhood Music &
Music Makers: At the Keyboard
2019–2020 Class Schedule

Research shows that studying music as a young child builds a solid foundation for school readiness and academic success. CSA’s comprehensive, multi-age Early Childhood Music program develops aural skills, motor coordination, and self-control while instilling a lifelong love of music and the ability to express creatively.

New family orientation for Early Childhood Music 
SEPT 5, 2019 | 7:00 pm | Pierce 108

New family orientation for Music Makers: at the Keyboard
SEPT 5, 2019 | 7:45 pm | Pierce 104


Early Childhood Music Classes

Bond with your baby while stimulating your child’s natural curiosity about the world through singing, patterning, movement and playing simple rhythm instruments. Activities promote sensory and neural development. Learn basic American Sign Language to enhance communication. 

Parent/caregiver attends class. 


$101*/15 weeks | Required materials fee $38 (new Babies only, see below)
$202/15 weeks | Required materials fee $38

TUE 9-9:30 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
THU 8:45-9:15 am | Pierce 201 | Cathey

* Your child's first semester of the Babies class is discounted 50%. Required materials and registration fee apply.

Music and movement are the focus of these joy-filled classes for you and your toddler! Each lesson includes singing, focused listening, patterning, instrument play and activities designed to promote coordination, body awareness and control, and exploration of space.

Parent/caregiver attends class. 


$202/15 weeks | Materials fee $38

TUE 9:25–9:55 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
TUE 10:05–10:35 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
WED 9–9:30 am | Pierce 201 | Storm 
THU 9:15–9:45 am | Pierce 201 | Cathey
THU 10–10:30 am | Pierce 201 | Cathey
SAT 8:45-9:15 am | Armerding 120 | Bacon

Cycles of Seasons (Musikgarten)

Classes nurture your child’s growing independence and love of the natural world. Activities include singing, patterning, focused listening, creative and dramatic play as well as exploration of musical instruments and simple ensembles. All are designed to build expressive and attentive skills. 

Parent/caregiver attends class. 

$230/15 weeks | Materials fee $45

TUE 10:45–11:30 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
WED 9:45–10:30 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
THU 10:45–11:30 am | Pierce 201 | Cathey
SAT 10:30–11:15 am | Armerding 120 | Wilder

Music Makers 1:  At Home (Musikgarten)

Activities in part 1 of this 2-year sequential program use the habitats of nature, instruments and self-expression to establish a solid musical foundation. Your child will create ensembles and be introduced to instruments of the orchestra. Symbolic music language is introduced.

Parent/caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class. 

$255/15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

TUE 9:50–10:50 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
WED 10:30–11:30 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
WED 3:15–4:15 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
SAT 9:30-10:30 am | Armerding 120 | Wilder

Music Makers 2: Around the World (Musikgarten)

Year two of this sequential program explores music from countries around the world.  Songs, dances, stories, rituals and customs from these cultures will give your child a deeper global understanding. Music literacy is strengthened through ensemble building and focus on written (symbolic) musical language-- melodic, rhythmic and harmonic.

Parent/caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class. 

$255/15 weeks | Required materials fee $62

TUE 11 am–12 pm | Pierce 108 | Cathey
TUE 4:00–5:00 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm

Music Makers: At the Keyboard

Music Makers: At the Keyboard (Musikgarten) Level 1
$295/15 weeks | Required materials fee $62

MON 4–5 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm (FULL)
TUE 4-5 pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder (FULL)
WED 4:30-5:30 pm| Pierce 108 | Storm (FULL)
FRI 5:15-6:15 pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder (FULL)
SAT 11:30 am–12:30 pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder (FULL)

Music Makers: At the Keyboard (Musikgarten) Level 2 
prerequisite Level 1
$295/15 weeks | Required materials fee $62

MON 4–5:15 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder (FULL)
THU 4:30-5:45 pm | Armerding 120 | Wilder
FRI 4-5:15 pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder
SAT 8:10-9:25 am | Armerding 124 | Wilder

Music Makers: At the Keyboard (Musikgarten) Level 3
prerequisite Levels 1 and 2
$295/15 weeks | Required materials fee $62

MON 5:15-6:30 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder (FULL)
WED 4–5:15 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder (FULL)
WED 5:15-6:30 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
THU 4-5:15 pm | Armerding 124 | Cardwell
THU 5:15-6:30 pm | Armerding 124 | Cardwell

Young Musicians 4 (YM4)

Take the next step with your friends into YM4 (Young Musicians 4).  Graduates of Music Makers at the Keyboard Level 3, will meet weekly to further expand their musical experiences.  Together they will improvise at the keyboard, play the piano and Orff instruments in an ensemble setting, enjoy playing pieces for each other, share in music theory games and dancing. 

Pre-requisite is Music Makers at the Keyboard Level 3, or demonstrated level or reading skill.

$295/15 weeks - no materials fee
MON 6:30-7:30 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder