Early Childhood Music

Early Childhood Music &
Music Makers: At the Keyboard

2024–2025 Class Schedule is now available and open for new registrations!

Fall Semester begins Monday, September 9, 2024

Spring Semester begins Friday, January 17, 2025 


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. 

$112* | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $36 fall term, $45 spring term
          (new Babies only, see below)
$225 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $36 fall term, $45 spring term

TUE | 9:30am-10:00am | Armerding 046 | 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. 

$225 | 15 weeks | Materials fee $41

TUE | 9:15am-9:45am | Armerding 120 | Storm
TUE | 10:00am-10:30am | Armerding 120 | Storm
WED | 9:30am-10:00am | Armerding 120 | Storm
THU | 9:00m-9:30am | Armerding 120 | Cathey
THU | 9:45am-10:15am | 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. 

$255 | 15 weeks | Materials fee $48

TUE | 10:40am-11:25am | Armerding 120 | Storm
WED | 10:15am-11:00am | Armerding 120 | Storm
THUR | 10:30am-11:15am | Armerding 120 | Cathey
SAT | 9:45am-10:30am | 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.

Parent/caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class. 

$280 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $53

TUE | 10:15am-11:15am | Armerding 046 | Cathey
WED |1:45pm-2:45pm | 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.

Parent/caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class. 

$280 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $60

TUE | 4:00pm-5:00pm | Armerding 120 | Storm
WED | 3:00pm-4:00pm | Armerding 120 | Storm

 

Music Makers: At the Keyboard

Music Makers: At the Keyboard (Musikgarten) Level 1

$320 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $60

TUE | 4:00pm-5:00pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder
TUE | 5:00pm-6:00pm | Armerding 120 | Storm
WED | 4:15pm-5:15pm | Armerding 120 | Storm
SAT | 8:40am-9:40am | Armerding 124 | Wilder

 

Music Makers: At the Keyboard (Musikgarten) Level 2 

Prerequisite Level 1

$320 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $52

WED | 4:00pm-5:15pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder
THUR | 5:15pm-6:15pm | Armerding 120 | Wilder (YMK2B) *
      * For students who have completed 1 semester of YMK2 
FRI | 4:00pm-5:15pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder

   

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

$320 | 15 weeks | Required materials fee $52

TUE | 5:00pm-6:15pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder
THUR | 4:00pm-5:15pm  | Armerding 120 | Wilder
FRI | 5:15pm-6:30pm | Armerding 124 | Wilder

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.

$320 | 15 weeks - no materials fee

Day and Time to be announced | Cardwell