Community School of the Arts

Early Childhood Music (6 months - 7 years)

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

"The teacher’s love of music, her love for the children, her desire to teach them music and to love music…all of this is obvious every class, all year long." CSA Parent

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 2013 – Spring 2014

New family orientation
9/5/13 or 1/16/14 – 7:30 pm – Pierce 108

Babies (6–18 mo)
Kindermusik Village
$192/15 weeks | Required materials fee $35
TUE 9–9:30am | Pierce 108 | Cathey 

Singing, movement games, playing simple rhythm instruments and basic American Sign Language will stimulate sensory and neural development while bonding with your infant. Parent attends class. Materials include parent book, instrument and class music.

Toddlers (18 mo–3 yrs)
Kindermusik Our Time
$192/15 weeks | Materials fee $50

TUE 9:45–10:15 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
TUE 5:30–6 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
WED 9–9:30 am | Pierce 108 | Storm 
THU 9–9:35 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
THU 9:40-10:10 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
SAT 10:15–10:45 am | Pierce 201 | Kuite

Numerous musical activities foster creative and holistic development through singing, listening, movement games and exposure to a variety of Orff instruments. Parent attends class. Materials include home Activity Book, 2 literature books, instrument and class music.

Preschoolers 1 (3–4 yrs)
Musikgarten Cycles of Seasons
$220/15 weeks | Materials fee $40
TUE 10:30–11:15 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
WED 9:45–10:30 am | Pierce 108 | Storm
THU 11–11:45 pm | Pierce 108 | Cathey
SAT 11–11:45 am | Pierce 201 | Kuite

Imaginative self-expression grows through instrument exploration, singing, creative movement and storytelling, while laying a foundation for future instrument study. Ideal for the first-time music student. Parent attends class. Materials include CD, parent book and picture cards.

Preschoolers 2 (4–5 yrs)
Musikgarten Music Makers 1
$245/15 weeks | Required materials fee $50
THU 10:15–11:15 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
THU 11:20-12:05 am | Pierce108 | Cathey
SAT 12–1 pm | Pierce 201 | Kuite

This class explores song, creative movement and symbolic thinking and is perfect for the child who prefers movement-based learning. Parent attends last 15 minutes. Materials include 2 CDs and home activity folder.

Pre-Kindergarten (4.5–5.5 yrs)
Kindermusik Young Child 1
$245/15 weeks | Required materials fee $75
TUE 9:45–10:45 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
TUE 12:45–1:45 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
WED 10:40–11:40 am | Pierce 108 | Storm

Students enjoy the vocal and written languages of music through songs and instruments. It is appropriate for the child who can sit for a longer period of time and enjoys focused, small-motor activities. Parent attends last 15 minutes. Materials include glockenspiel, bag, activity folder and class music.

Young Musicians (5.5–7 yrs)
Kindermusik Young Child 2
$282/15 weeks | Required materials fee $75
TUE 10:45–12 pm | Pierce 108 | Cathey
TUE 2–3:15 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
TUE 4–5:15 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm

Explore music from around the world through a variety of musical and movement activities, including beginning instrument study on the dulcimer, recorder and glockenspiel. Prerequisite: Music Makers 1 or Young 
Child 1. Parent attends last 15 minutes. Materials include dulcimer, activity folder, songbook and class music.


Young Musicians: at the Keyboard (6–9 yrs)
Musikgarten Music Makers: at the Keyboard
$282/15 weeks | Required materials fee $60
WED pm 4–5:15 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
SAT 10:15–11:30 am | Pierce 101 | Wilder

A perfect foundation for private study on any instrument, these musicianship lessons at the keyboard emphasize making music with others, playing songs by ear, learning to read music and improvising. A 66-key, weighted keyboard or acoustic piano is required for home practice. Parent attends last 15 minutes. Materials include instruction book, games, CDs and parent book.

Music+Art

Music+Art: Preschool (3–4 yrs)
$396/15 weeks | Materials fee $52
WED 9:45–11:20 am | Pierce 108/104 | Storm/Nagle

Enjoy instruments, singing and creative expression with your child in these two 45-minute classes exploring music and art.
Parent attends class. Materials include CD, parent book and picture cards.

Music+Art: Pre-K (4.5–5 yrs)
$441/15 weeks | Materials fee $87
WED 9:30–11:40 am | Pierce 104/108 | Nagle/Storm
Two 60-minute classes offer your child focused activities in music and art. Parent attends last 15 minutes. Materials include glockenspiel, bag, activity folder and class music.

Find more information on Visual Arts offerings for Early Childhood