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
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 2014 – Spring 2015
New family orientation
Early Childhood and Young Musicians at the Keyboard:
9/4/14 or 1/15/15 | 7:30 pm | Pierce 108
Babies (6–18 mo)
Musikgarten — My Musical World
$195/15 weeks | Required materials fee $30
TUE 9–9:30am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
Singing, movement games, playing simple rhythm instruments and basic American Sign Language stimulates sensory and neural development while you bond with your infant. Parent attends class. Materials include parent book, instrument and class music.
Toddlers (18 mo–3 yrs)
Kindermusik — Our Time
$195/15 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 | Burkhart
Musical activities foster creative and holistic development through singing, listening, movement and exposure to a variety of Orff instruments. Parent attends class. Materials include home Activity Book, 2 books, instrument and class music.
Preschoolers 1 (3–4 yrs)
Musikgarten — Cycles of Seasons
$222/15 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 10:45–11:30 am | Pierce 201 | Wilder
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.
Music+Art: Preschool (3–4 yrs)
Musikgarten — Cycles of Seasons/Artful Play
$350/15 weeks | Materials fee $43
WED 9:45–11:20 am | Pierce 108/104 | Storm/Nagle
Enjoy a discount by taking Musikgarten Cycles of the Seasons and Artful Play the same morning! Parent attends class.
Preschoolers 2 (from age 4)
Musikgarten — Music Makers 1
$247/15 weeks | Required materials fee $55
WED 10:40–11:40 am | Pierce 108 | Storm
SAT 11:40 am–12:40 pm | Pierce 201 | Wilder
This nature-based curriculum uses age appropriate activities, stories, and songs to train the ear, coordinate the body and enhance self-discipline and social skills. Students begin first steps in reading music. Parent attends last 15 minutes. Materials include 2 CDs and home activity folder.
Music+Art: Pre-K (from age 4)
Musikgarten — Music Makers 1/Color My World
$400/15 weeks | Required materials fee $55
WED 9:30–11:40 am | Pierce 104/108 | Nagle/Storm
Enjoy a discount by taking Musikgarten Music Makers 1 and Color My World the same morning! Parent attends last 15 minutes of class.
Pre-Kindergarten (from age 4.5)
Kindermusik — Young Child 1
$247/15 weeks | Required materials fee $70
TUE 9:45–10:45 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
WED 4–5pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
Singing, movement, ensemble playing, musical notation and identifying orchestral instruments are hallmarks of this class. Students begin study on the glockenspiel, so should be comfortable with small motor activity and sitting for periods of time. Parent attends last 15 minutes. Materials include glockenspiel, bag, activity folder and class music.
Young Musicians (from ages 5–7)
Prerequisite: Music Makers 1 or Young Child 1. Parent attends the last 10-15 minutes. Materials include 2 CD's activity folders per semester.
Musikgarten — Music Makers 2 (ages 5 & up)
$285/15 weeks | Required materials fee $62
TUE 4–5 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
SAT 12:45–1:45 pm | Pierce 201 | Wilder
This class features music and customs from cultures around the world through listening, singing, playing instruments, movement and dance. Students build a music literacy foundation through reading and ensemble activities which build concentration and self-expression.
Kindermusik — Young Child 2 (ages 5.5 & up)
$285/15 weeks | Required materials fee $70
TUE 10:45–12 pm | Pierce 108 | Cathey
Students explore music from around the world through a wide array of creative music, movement and dance experiences. Glockenspiel study continues as well as an introduction to the dulcimer and recorder.
Young Musicians: at the Keyboard (6–9 yrs)
Musikgarten — Music Makers: at the Keyboard
$285/15 weeks | Required materials fee $63
MON 3:20–4:20 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
MON 4:25–5:25 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
SAT 9:30–10:30 am | Pierce 101 | Wilder
A perfect foundation for private study on any instrument, musicianship lessons at the keyboard emphasize making music with others, playing 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.
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