CLASSES are held 1x/wk, for 40 minutes, and limited to 12 children or families. They are grouped by their birth year, like they are in school, and “graduate” to the next level each September. The material is geared towards the participants, and no two terms are ever alike!
~ “I really think you’ve done such a terrific job of transitioning to this virtual format – I continue to be impressed.” – Pam F.
The 8-week Winter term runs:
Mon: Jan 4 – Mar 1 (x Feb 15)
Tue: Jan 5 – Feb 23
Wed: Jan 6 – Feb 24
Sat: Jan 9 – Feb 27
There will be NO CLASSES Family Day (Feb 15th). In the event of an unscheduled cancelled class, it will be made up at the end of the session (Mar 2-8). Missed classes can be made up within this term, if there is room in an appropriate age group, and by prior arrangement.
“WIGGLERS” ~ born in ‘20
We’ll learn songs & rhymes for knee bouncing, tickling, clapping, playing with fingers & toes, and peek-a-boo! We’ll see what instruments/sounds from around the house we can find for them to be safely exposed to. Puppets & dancing heighten the enjoyment until lullaby-time brings a soothing close. Some signing will be done during these classes. Mon 11:00 REGISTER
“WANDERERS” ~ born in ’19
We’ll try to keep pace with their boundless energy and encourage them back with knee bouncing, clapping, tickling & peek-a-boo songs, as well as finding toes & noses! They’ll have fun with found sounds from around the house, (“found sounds” are an important part of their explorations. There’ll be puppets that “quack” or “moo”, but even they need a lullaby or two! Wed 9:30, Sat 9:00 REGISTER
“MOVERS & SHAKERS” ~ born in ‘18
Now we add in songs & rhymes for budding imaginations! We’ll clap, tickle, dance & sing, and they’ll explore/learn about “found sounds”, as well as instruments from around the world, until it’s time to rock a Teddy to sleep. Mon 10:15, Sat 9:45 REGISTER
“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 explore a different Dance & Drama (Creative Movement) 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 may be provided on a loaner basis. Wed 10:15 REGISTER
“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 REGISTER
“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 sounds from around the house, as well as some we’ve created! Musical literacy will be introduced. Wed 4:20 REGISTER
“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 REGISTER