Spring 2020

We are living through interesting times. We need the interconnectedness and joy that music brings, but the safety of our children and loved ones is paramount. Therefore, I have decided to go to a live, virtual format for this term, with as much interaction as possible!

VIRTUAL CLASSES will be 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!

~ The dates for the Spring term have changed:

The 10 week Spring term now runs:
Mon: April 6 – June 8
Tue: April 7 – June 9
Fri: April 10 – June 12
Sat: April 11 – June 13

There WILL be classes straight through all holiday weekends. In the event of a cancelled class, it will be made up at the end of the term (June 15 – 20). Missed classes can be made up within the term, by prior arrangement.

“WIGGLERS” ~ born in ‘19
Tickley rhymes for Baby’s first giggles, songs for finger & toe play, clapping, bouncing, swinging, and peek-a-boo! Puppets & little dances heighten the enjoyment until lullaby-time brings a soothing close.
Tue: 11:45
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“WANDERERS” ~ born in ’18
We try to keep pace with their boundless energy with songs & rhymes for bouncing, clapping, tickling, peek-a-boo, and finding toes & noses, plus puppets that might “Quack” or “Moo”. But even they need a lullaby or two!
Mon: 9:30
Sat: 9:00
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“MOVERS & SHAKERS” ~ born in ‘17
Now we add in songs & rhymes for budding imaginations!  We’ll dance, sing, listen to musical stories, get to know puppets that “Baa” or “Moo”, and wake up sleeping bunnies, until it’s time to rock a Teddy to sleep.
Mon: 10:15
Sat: 9:45
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“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.)
Fri: 10:45
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“MUSIC MAKERS” ~ born in ‘16+
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: 9:00
Sat: 10:30
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“FIRST ADVENTURES IN DANCE” ~ for children born in ’16 & ’17
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!
~ We sincerely regret that we are unable to offer this wonderful program until the Fall.

“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.
~ We sincerely regret that we are unable to offer this wonderful program until the Fall.

“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. (SK by special permission)
~We sincerely regret that we are unable to offer this wonderful program until the Fall.