Fall 2020

CLASSES are held once a week, for 35-40 minutes, and are limited to 12 children. They are grouped within their birth year (like they are in school), and “graduate” to the next level each September. The material is structured around the participants, and no two terms are ever alike!

~ “We love your Zoom classes. It really brightens up our days!” – Jenny R.
~ “I really think you’ve done such a terrific job of transitioning to this virtual format – I continue to be impressed.” – Pam F.

The 11 week Fall term runs:
Sat: Sept 19 – Dec 5 (x Oct 10)
Mon: Sept 21 – Dec 7 (x Oct 12)
Tue: Sept 22 – Dec 1
Wed: Sept 23 – Dec 2

There will be no classes Thanksgiving weekend (Oct 10 & 12).

Missing a scheduled class?  Np! Classes can be made up within the term, in any appropriate age group. In the event of an unscheduled cancelled class, it will be made up at the end of the term (Dec 8-14).

Please email suggestions for how we can make the schedule work better for you! littlevoices@sympatico.ca

“WIGGLERS” ~ born in ‘20
You’ll learn songs and rhymes for playing with their fingers & toes, bouncing, tickling, swinging, clapping and playing peek-a-boo! We’ll add even more stimulation with found sounds from around the house. Puppets & little dances heighten the enjoyment until lullaby time brings a soothing close. Mon 11:00  

“WANDERERS” ~ born in ’19
I don’t expect this age group to sit still, but it’s amazing how much they take in when you think they’re not paying attention! We’ll try to keep pace with their boundless energy and encourage them back with bouncing, clapping, tickling & peek-a-boo songs, as well as finding toes & noses. There’ll be puppets that “quack” or “moo”, but even they need a lullaby or two! Mon 9:30Sat 9:00  

“MOVERS & SHAKERS” ~ born in ‘18
Now we add in songs & rhymes for budding imaginations! We’ll clap, dance, tickle & sing, and explore “found sounds”. as well as an introduction to instruments from around the world, until it’s time to rock a Teddy to sleep. Mon 10:15, Sat 9:45  

“IMAGINATION SAFARI” ~ suggested for children born in ’15 – ’18
What better way for children to experience music than through movement? Come join us online as as we safely explore a different Creative Movement (Dance & Drama) Adventure every week! Scarves, balloons, streamers, instruments, puppets, and more, will have them exercising their imaginations, as well as their bodies, to a wide variety of music. No extra charge for siblings who want to join in the fun 🙂 .  (This class works well in conjunction with the music classes!) Some props will be provided on a loaner basis. Wed 10:15  

“MUSIC MAKERS” ~ born in ‘17
Focus is on playfully discovering rhythms, exploring pitch & dynamics, and developing beat & vocal skills through songs, rhymes, puppets, stories, and creative movement. “Orff” instruments (and many others) will be introduced. Tue 10:15, Sat 10:30   

We’ll have fun with beat, pitch, rhythm & dynamics while playing singing games, creating sound effects for stories and poems, and improvising with sounds from around the house, as well as some we’ve created! Musical literacy will be introduced. Wed 4:20 

“KODORFF” ~ Grades 1-3 (SK by special permission)
“Kodaly” & “Orff” teaching methods are combined with a dash of “Dalcroze”, so learning is vibrant and active. We’ll play clapping and singing games, then transfer the rhythms to almost anything that can be struck, shaken, or rubbed to make sound! We’ll create soundscapes for stories & poems, and begin to learn the basics of reading & writing music. Mon 4:00