Early Childhood Music
- The oldest and largest introductory music program for young children in the K-W region
- Since 1980, the provider of a musical foundation for over 2000 children
- An intergral part of the acclaimed music program of The Beckett School, which offers lessons in piano, theory, violin, viola cello, fiddle, flute piccolo, clarinet, saxophone, brass, guitar, lute, voice, art and drama to over 1500 students every year
- The natural starting point for a lifetime of musical accomplishment and enjoyment.
3 - 7 Year Olds Early Childhood Music
(Children are grouped in classes according to their ages.)
Children develop a love and understanding of music through immersion in singing, playing, listening, and movement activities. Through traditional chants, folk songs, and singing games, students use their own voices as their first instrument, as well as rhythmic and melodic instruments, to actively discover musical concepts such as beat, rhythm, melody, and form. A sequentially-organized curriculum encourages children to develop performance and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future individual lessons, allowing them to progress at a quicker pace and with greater confidence. Family participation is a vital component of this program. Grown-ups and siblings are invited to join in the final 10 minutes of each 45-minute class to allow for continued enjoyment and practise of class activities at home. Classes run for 30 weeks from September through May.
Music with your Baby (0 - 18 months)
Music with your Toddler (18 - 36 months)
Introduce your baby (0-18 months) or toddler (18-36 months) to music and movement in this fun and interactive parented class. Dress comfortably as you will be partners with your child as we sing, play and move with traditional folk music, nursery songs, singing games, lullabies, and instrumental music. Instruments and equipment including xylophones, drums, bells, balls, hoops, and scarves are used extensively and are an invaluable part of the class. Help your child learn to respond to music and further develop their language, social, emotional and physical skills as well as musical understanding! Join us for two 14-week sessions, 30 minute classes from September through December and January through May.
Music with Babies: Thursday 9:30 - 10:00 am beginning September 19, 2018 (14 weeks) and January 14, 2019 (14 weeks)
Music with Tots: Tuesday 4:00 - 4:30 pm, Thursday 10 - 10:30 am beginning September 17, 2018, (14 weeks) and January 14, 2019 (14 weeks).
3 year olds (born in 2015): Thursday 10:30 - 11, Thursday 4 - 4:30 pm, beginning September 19, 2018
4 year olds (born in 2014): Tuesday 4:30 - 5:15, Thursday 4:30 - 5:15 pm.
5 year olds (born in 2013): Tuesday 5:15 - 6 pm, Saturday 11:00 - 11:45 am.
6 & 7 year olds (born in 2012): Thursday 5:15 - 6 pm, Saturday 10:15 - 11:00 am.