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Early Childhood Music (6 months - 7 years)

Early Childhood Music classes based on Kindermusik and Musikgarten.

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Early Childhood is the most influential time in a child’s life!

Research shows that studying music as a young child builds a solid foundation for school readiness and early success. CSA's graduated Early Childhood Music program introduces aural skills, musical concepts, orchestral instruments and music from around the world.  

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

New family orientation
Early Childhood and Music Makers at the Keyboard:
SEPT 10, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Pierce 104/108  
JAN 21, 2016 | 7:30 pm | Pierce 104/108

MUSIC BEGINNINGS

Babies (6–18 mo)
Musikgarten — My Musical World

Enjoy bonding with your baby.  Stimulate your child's natural curiosity though singing, patterns, movement and playing simple rhythm instruments.  Activities promote sensory and neural development.  Learn basic American Sign Language to encourage communication. Parent/caregiver attends class. 

$197/15 weeks | Required materials fee $30
TUE 9–9:30am | Pierce 108 | Cathey

Toddlers (18 mo–3 yrs)
Kindermusik — Our Time

Listening, coordination, body awareness and impulse control develop through music and movement activities. Experience the joy of making music through singing, patterning, dancing and simple rhythm instruments. This class lays the foundation for musical, motor and social development. Parent/caregiver attends class. 

$197/15 weeks | Materials fee $50
TUE 9:45–10:15 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
WED 9–9:30 am | Pierce 108 | Storm
THU 9–9:30 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
THU 9:45–10:15 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
SAT 10:10–10:40 am | Pierce 201 | Means

Preschoolers (3–4 yrs)
Musikgarten — Cycles of Seasons

Classes nurture growing independence by building listening skills and enhancing self-discipline. Dramatic play encourages the ability to use language and fosters creative thinking that sparks imagination. Musical concepts are introduced through games and instruments. Parent/caregiver attends class. 

$225/15 weeks | Materials fee $43
TUE 10:30–11:15 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
WED 9:45–10:30 am | Pierce 108 | Storm
THU 10:30–11:15 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
SAT 11:50 am–12:35 pm | Pierce 201 | Wilder

YOUNG MUSICIANS

Pre-Kindergarten (from age 4)
Musikgarten — Music Makers 1: At Home

Year 1 of this 2-year sequential curriculum builds a musical foundation focused on a child’s love of nature. Music Makers develops symbolic thinking, concentration, memory and self-discipline through singing, movement and stories. Beginning ensemble and reading skills are introduced. Parent/caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class.

$250/15 weeks | Required materials fee $55
TUE 9:45–10:45 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
WED 10:40–11:40 am | Pierce 108 | Storm
WED 3:15–4:15 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
SAT 12:40–1:40 pm | Pierce 201 | Wilder


Kindergarten (from age 5)
Musikgarten — Music Makers 2: Around the World

Year 2 of this sequential curriculum provides a developmentally sound approach to early school success. A foundation of music literacy is built through reading, listening, singing and instrument ensembles, while fostering social interaction. Music Makers 2 features songs, dances, rituals and customs of other cultures. Parent/caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class.

$288/15 weeks | Required materials fee $62
TUE 4–5 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
SAT 10:45–11:45 am | Pierce 201 | Wilder


Early Elementary (from age 6)
Musikgarten — Music Makers: At the Keyboard

This curriculum is a perfect beginning for private study ON ANY INSTRUMENT. Music Makers emphasizes making music independently and with others. The approach to reading music is both aural and visual. Activities include dancing, drumming and composing which nurture tonal, oral and rhythmic development. A 66-key, weighted keyboard or acoustic piano is required for home practice. Parent attends last 15 minutes.

Level 1
$288/15 weeks | Required materials fee $63

MON 4–5 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
TUE 4:30–5:30 pm | Pierce 104 | Wilder
SAT 9:30–10:30 am | Pierce 101 | Wilder


Level 2 prerequisite Level 1
$288/15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

MON 5:10–6:25 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
SAT 8:15–9:30 am | Pierce 101 | Wilder


Level 3 prerequisite Levels 1 and 2
$288/15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

WED 4–5:15 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
WED 5:20–6:35 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder


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