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Early Childhood Music

Early Childhood Music &
Music Makers: At the Keyboard
2020–2021 Class Schedule

 

In light of continued safety concerns and the uncertainty about in-person (music) instruction, Early Childhood Music and Music Makers at the Keyboard classes will take place in a virtual mode. While this may be disappointing we are certain you recognize the importance of a COVID-safe environment for your family and our faculty.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Registration is available at any time during the semester.  Join a class now!


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. 

Special Pricing for 2020-21 virtual classes

$90*/15 weeks | Required materials fee $35 (new Babies only, see below)
$180/15 weeks | Required materials fee $35

THU 9-9:30 am | 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. 

Special Pricing for 2020-21 virtual classes

$180/15 weeks | Materials fee $37

TUE 9:30–10 am | Storm
WED 9:30–10 am | Storm 
THU 9:45–10:15 am | Cathey
SAT 9-9:30 am | 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. 

Special Pricing for 2020-21 virtual classes

$180/15 weeks | Materials fee $45

TUE 10:30–11 am | Storm
WED 10–10:30 am | Storm
THU 10:30–11 am | Cathey
SAT 10–10:30 am | 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.

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. 

Special Pricing for 2020-21 virtual classes

$180/15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

TUE 10–10:30 am | Cathey
WED 10:45–11:15 am | Storm
WED 1-1:30pm | Storm
WED 3:45-4:15 | Storm
SAT 11-11:30 am | 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.

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. 

Special Pricing for 2020-21 virtual classes

$180/15 weeks | Required materials fee $60

TUE 11-11:30 am | Cathey
TUE 4–4:30 pm | Storm

Music Makers: At the Keyboard

Music Makers: At the Keyboard (Musikgarten) Level 1

Special Pricing for 2020-21 virtual classes

$250/15 weeks | Required materials fee $60

TUE 4–4:45 pm | Wilder 
WED 4:15-5 pm | Storm 
THU 4-4:45 pm| Wilder 
SAT 9-9:45 am | Wilder

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

Special Pricing for 2020-21 virtual classes

$250/15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

MON 3-3:45 pm | Storm
MON 4–4:45 pm | Storm
WED 4-4:45 pm | Wilder
THU 5-5:45 pm | Wilder

 

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

 Special Pricing for 2020-21 vitural classes

$250/15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

MON 4-4:45pm | Wilder
WED 3:05-3:50pm | 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.

$250/15 weeks - no materials fee

Special pricing for 2020-21 virtual classes

MON 4:45-5:30 pm | Cardwell
WED 3:45-4:30 pm | Cardwell