CLASSES are held once a week, for 40 minutes, and are limited to 12 children (plus their parents or caregivers, if the age-group warrants). Children 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!
The 11 week Spring term runs:
Fri: Mar 22 – June 14 (x April 19 & May 17)
Sat: Mar 23 – June 15 (x April 20 & May 18)
Mon: Mar 25 – June 17 (x April 22 & May 20)
Tue: Mar 26 – June 11 (x May 14)
Wed: Mar 27 – June 12 (x May 15)
There will be no classes Easter weekend or May 14-20. In the event of an unscheduled cancelled class, it will be made up at the end of the term (June 18-24). Missed classes can be made up within the term, if there is room in an appropriate age group, and by prior arrangement.
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“WIGGLERS” ~ born in ‘18
We’ll learn songs and rhymes for fingers & toes, clapping, bouncing, tickling, swinging, and peek- a-boo! A wide variety of instruments are there for them to explore (orally, and aurally). Puppets, scarves, & little dances heighten the enjoyment until lullaby time brings a soothing close.
Mon: 11:00 at St. John’s Norway Church
Tue: 11:45 at St. John’s Norway Church
Wed: 11:00 at Fitness Works
Fri: 1:30 at St. John’s Norway Church
Sat: 11:15 at Kew Park Montessori Day School
“WANDERERS” ~ born in ’17
We try to keep pace with their boundless energy with bouncing, clapping, tickling & peek-a-boo songs, as well as finding toes & noses, and puppets that might “quack” or “moo”. They’ll play a multitude of percussion instruments (drums, tambourines, shakers, bells, rhythm sticks, rainsticks, castanets, finger cymbals, and more), and play & dance to music from around the world. But even they need a lullaby or two!
Mon: 9:30 at St. John’s Norway Church
Tue: 11:00 at St. John’s Norway Church
Wed: 9:20 at Fitness Works
Fri: 9:30 at St. John’s Norway Church
Sat: 9:00 at Kew Park Montessori Day School
“MOVERS & SHAKERS” ~ born in ‘16
Now we add in songs & rhymes for budding imaginations, and begin to develop greater finger dexterity towards the day when they may want to play more complex instruments. They’ll explore a bounty of percussion instruments (drums, tambourines, shakers, bells, rhythm sticks, rainsticks, castanets, finger cymbals, and more), plus scarves to dance with, and musical books & puppets, until it’s time to rock a Teddy to sleep.
Mon: 10:15 at St. John’s Norway Church
Wed: 10:10 at Fitness Works
Sat: 9:45 at Kew Park Montessori Day School
“FIRST ADVENTURES IN DANCE” ~ for children born in ’15 & ’16
What better way for children to experience music than through movement? Scarves, balloons, streamers, instruments, puppets and more, will have them exercising their imagination, as well as their bodies, to a wide variety of music while learning the first elements of dance. Grownups get to stay & dance, too! (No charge for accompanying younger siblings if safely strapped into car seats, strollers or baby carriers).
Tue: 10:15 at St. John’s Norway Church
“MUSIC MAKERS” ~ born in ‘15
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. (During the week, children stay on their own when ready. On Sat grownups stay, too!)
Mon: 1:30 at St. John’s Norway Church
Tue: 9:30 at St. John’s Norway Church
Sat: 10:30 at Kew Park Montessori Day School
“FAMILY MUSIC” ~ all ages
There’s no age limit; all that’s needed is an interest in having fun making music together! Families/caregivers with just one child are welcome, too. (Discount for multiple enrolments.)
Tue: 4:15 at St. John’s Norway
Fri: 10:15 at St. John’s Norway
“RHYTHMATICS” ~ JK/SK
We’ll have fun with beat, pitch, rhythm & dynamics while playing singing games, creating sound effects for stories and poems, and improvising with xylophones, drums, and many other multi-cultural percussion instruments. Musical literacy will be introduced. (This is a “drop off” program).
Wed: 4:00 at St. John’s Norway Church
Sat: 12:30 at Kew Park Montessori Day School
“KODORFF” ~ Grades 1-3
“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 at St. John’s Norway Church
Sat: 12:30 at Kew Park Montessori Day School