Young children have an innate affinity for music, and they absorb new concepts quickly and easily. Music for the Young classes are a great way to get them started, in small, short-term classes grouped by age. They will be captivated by songs, dances, instruments, rhythm games, and—for slightly older children—the puzzle of musical notation.
MUSIC FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS
Classes for 2-year-olds provide parent and child a heritage of traditional tunes, folk songs, finger games, and nursery rhymes from their grandparents’ time and just yesterday, creating a delightful family legacy of shared music. The classes are small so parent and child focus on one another—and the music. Classes are 50 minutes and meet for four sessions. Tuition: $84
MUSIC FOR 3- AND YOUNG 4-YEAR-OLDS
Classes for 3 and young 4-year-olds rotate throughout the year to focus on different facets of introductory music. “Let’s Begin,” “Instruments on Parade,” and “There′s Music Around Us,” all employ an instructional technique that engages the whole child (and the parent, too!), but the particular songs, dances, games, and activities are distinct to each course. Classes are 60 minutes and meet for four sessions. Tuition: $92
An introduction to The Music Studio’s school year music fundamentals program, Let’s Begin is designed for children ages 4–7. Although the course is complete in itself, it also enables both students and parents to experience, in a short term course, the varied musical activities and shared reactions that are part of the regular music fundamentals course. Students are grouped by age and meet once a week for 1 hour. Parents attend class with their children and participate with them in many of the class activities: singing, ear training, rhythm, movement, keyboard orientation, note reading, ensemble, and composition. Tuition: $92