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Early Childhood Music

Early Childhood Music &
Music Makers: At the Keyboard

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2021–2022 Class Schedule is now available

2021-22 Early Childhood and Music Makers: At the Keyboard classes will take place in person in Armerding Center for Music and the Arts.

PLUS, Music Makers: At the Keyboard will offer a virtual alternative for Levels 1, 2 & 3.  See details under the Keyboard section below.

Fall semester begins Friday, 9/10/2021 and ends Thursday, 1/20/2022

Spring semester begins Friday, 1/21/2022 and ends Saturday, 5/21/2022 

 


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. Basic American Sign Language will be used to enhance communication. 

Parent/caregiver attends class. 


$101* | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $35 (new Babies only, see below)
$202 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $35

TUE | 8:45am-9:15am | Armerding 046 | Cathey
THU | 8:45am-9:15am | Armerding 120 | 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 $37

TUE | 9:25am-9:55am | Armerding 120 | Storm
TUE | 10:05am-10:35am | Armerding 120 | Storm
WED | 9:30am-10:00am | Armerding 120 | Storm
THU | 9:15am-9:45am | Armerding 120 | Cathey


 

Cycles of Seasons (Musikgarten)

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

Parent/caregiver attends class. 

$230 | 15 weeks | Materials fee $45

TUE | 10:45am-11:30am | Armerding 120 | Storm
WED | 10:15am-11:00am | Armerding 120 | Storm
THU | 10:45am-11:30am | Armerding 120 | Cathey
SAT | 10:45am-11:30am | Armerding 120 | Wilder

Music Makers 1:  At Home (Musikgarten)

Activities Year One 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.

This fall, we will continue the popular Recorder Enrichment  offered during our Summer Session.  These free, 15-minute private lessons will build on concepts and themes presented in class, will encourage your children to continue music-making at home and will prepare them for the next step in their musical development--Music Makers at the Keyboard next year or perhaps private instrument study.

Parent/caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class. 

$255 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

TUE | 9:50am-10:50am | Armerding 046 | Cathey
WED | 11:00-12:00pm | Armerding 120 | Storm
WED | 3:15pm-4:15pm | Armerding 120 | Storm

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.

This fall, we will continue the popular Recorder Enrichment  offered during our Summer Session.  These free, 15-minute private lessons will build on concepts and themes presented in class, will encourage your children to continue music-making at home and will prepare them for the next step in their musical development--Music Makers at the Keyboard next year or perhaps private instrument study.

Parent/caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class. 

$255 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $60

TUE | 11:00am-12:00pm | Armerding 046 | Cathey
TUE | 4:00pm-5:00pm | Armerding 120 | Storm
SAT | 9:40am-10:40am | Armerding 120 | Wilder

 

Music Makers: At the Keyboard

Music Makers: At the Keyboard (Musikgarten) Level 1

$295 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $60

TUE | 4:00pm-5:00pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder
WED | 4:30pm-5:30pm | Armerding 120 | Storm
SAT | 11:40am-12:40pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder
SAT | 8:30am-9:30am | Armerding 124 | Wilder  (YMK-1B) * 
         * For students who have completed at least one semester of KB1

 

VIRTUAL Class Option 

$295/15 weeks | Required materials fee $60

WED | 3:00-3:45pm | Wilder

Teacher will be in touch with access information prior to the first class

Music Makers: At the Keyboard (Musikgarten) Level 2 
prerequisite Level 1

$295 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

TUE | 5:00pm-6:15pm | Armerding 120 | Storm
WED | 4:00pm-5:15pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder
THU | 5:15pm-6:30pm | Armerding 120 | Wilder

VIRTUAL Class Option 

$295 |15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

TUE | 5:40pm-6:40pm | Wilder

Teacher will be in touch with access information prior to the first class

Music Makers: At the Keyboard (Musikgarten) Level 3
prerequisite Levels 1 and 2

$295 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

MON | 4:00pm-5:15pm | Armerding 124 | Storm
WED | 5:15pm-6:30pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder
THU | 4:00pm-5:15pm | Armerding 120 | Wilder
FRI | 4:00pm-5:15pm  | Armerding 124 | Wilder

VIRTUAL Class Option 

$295 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

FRI | 5:25pm-6:25pm | Wilder

Teacher will be in touch with access information prior to the first class

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 | 3:45pm-4:45pm | Armerding 120 | Cardwell
WED | 6:30pm-7:30pm | Armerding 124 | Cardwell