Welcome to "The Music for the Small and Tall" classes for Children and Parents
Dancing Shakers - Music for Babies and Toddlers (ages 8 months to under 2 years with parent(s)) The focus of this class is for parents to have some happy musical time with their babies and teach them some fun activities to do at home to help their children love music right from the very beginning. Lots of wiggles and tickles, knee bounces, great classical themes, simple instruments, and singing. Learn new lullabies for bedtime, as well as playful songs to use during the day. This class is similar in structure to the Family Class, but on a simpler level, with more parent instruction. Tuition is $60 per child for the entire session (eight 40 minute classes).
Spinning Sticks - Family Class (ages 2 years to 3.5 years with parent(s)) Fun for adults and children! Learn many new songs and poems from American and world cultures, seasonal songs and games, and songs that are just plain fun. Children will learn tuneful singing, expressive movement, reinforcement of steady beat, improvisation, and many other fundamental musical skills. Children will enjoy playing a wide variety of percussion instruments for lots of rhythmic fun. Musical stories, great classical themes, as well as music from different cultures add dimension to the curriculum. Above all, both children and parents will love this time of musical sharing, as they develop lifelong confidence in their natural musical abilities and learn many musical activities to do at home. Tuition is $60 per child for the entire session (eight 40 minute classes).
Rocking Drums - P-K Class (ages 3.5 years to 5.5 years) This class is similar in structure to the Family Class, but because the children are an older, I may introduce another level of difficulty to the activities. We enjoy some musical stories, and of course we sing, dance, and play instruments. Foundations of music theory and introductory rhythmic and note reading may be taught. Classical themes and world music are also part of the fun. This is the perfect preparation for children who would like to sing, play the piano, or a wind or string instrument when they get older. Parents are always invited to watch, but the class is designed just for the kids. Tuition is $60 per child for the entire session (eight 40 minute classes).