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 by their year of birth (like they are in school), and “graduate” to the next level each September (except for multi-age classes). The material is structured around the participants, and no two terms are ever alike!
The 7-week Winter term runs:
Mon: Jan 7 – Feb 25 (x Feb 18)
Tue: Jan 8 – Feb 26 (x Feb 12)
Fri: Jan 11 – Mar 1 (x Feb 15)
Sat: Jan 12 – Mar 2 (x Feb 16)
There will be NO CLASSES FAMILY DAY WEEKEND and Feb 12-15. In the event of an unscheduled cancelled class, it will be made up at the end of the session (Mar 4-9). Missed classes can be made up within this 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, tickling, clapping, bouncing 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
Tue: 11:45 at St. John’s Norway
Sat: 11:15 at Kew Park Montessori
“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 noses & toes. They’ll play drums, tambourines, shakers, rhythm sticks, bells, and more, and be introduced to instruments and music from around the world, plus scarves to dance with, and puppets that might “meow” or “moo”. But even they need a lullaby or two!
Mon: 10:15 at St. John’s Norway
Fri: 9:30 at St. John’s Norway
Sat: 9:00 (ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT!) at Kew Park Montessori
“MOVERS & SHAKERS” ~ born in ‘16
Now we add songs & rhymes for budding imaginations! Every class is an opportunity to sing, dance and play. They’ll delight in engaging with a multitude of percussion instruments, musical books, and puppets, until it’s time to rock a Teddy to sleep.
Sat: 9:45 (FULL) at Kew Park Montessori
“FIRST ADVENTURES IN DANCE” ~ for children born in ’15 & ’16
A different music & movement filled adventure every week! Scarves, balloons, streamers, puppets, and more, will have them exercising their bodies (as well as their imaginations) to a wide variety of music while exploring the first elements of dance. Grownups get to stay & dance, too! (Younger siblings are welcome, free of charge, as long as they are safely confined to a baby carrier, car seat or stroller).
Tue: 10:15 at St. John’s Norway
“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
“MUSIC MAKERS” ~ born in ‘15
Focus is on playfully discovering rhythms, exploring pitch & dynamics, and developing beat & vocal skills through songs, rhymes, stories, and creative movement. “Orff” instruments (and many others) will be introduced. (Weekdays, children stay on their own when ready. Saturdays, grownups stay, too!).
Sat: 10:30 at Kew Park Montessori
“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.
Sat: 12:45 at Kew Park Montessori
“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 those 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.
Sat: 12:45 at Kew Park Montessori