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Early Childhood Music (6 months - 7 years)

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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.  

New family orientation for Early Childhood Music 
SEPT 8, 2016 | 7:00 pm | Pierce 108
JAN 19, 2017 | 7:30 pm | Pierce 108

New family orientation for Music Makers: at the Keyboard
SEPT 8, 2016 | 7:45 pm | Pierce 104

Babies (6-18 mo)

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. 

$202/15 weeks | Required materials fee $31
TUE 9-9:30am | Pierce 108 | Cathey

Toddlers (18 mo-3 yrs)

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. 

$202/15 weeks | Materials fee $49
*TUE 9:25–9:55 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
*TUE 10–10:30 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
WED 9–9:30 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
THU 9:15–9:45 am | Pierce 201 | Cathey
THU 10–10:30 am | Pierce 201 | Cathey
SAT 10:10–10:40 am | Pierce 201 | Means
* new class times for FALL 2016

Preschoolers (3-4 yrs)

Cycles of Seasons (Musikgarten)

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. 

$230/15 weeks | Materials fee $43
TUE 10:30–11:15 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
WED 9:45–10:30 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
THU 10:45–11:30 am | Pierce 201 | Cathey
SAT 11:45 am–12:30 pm | Pierce 201 | Wilder

 

Pre-Kindergarten (from age 4) 

Music Makers 1:  At Home (Musikgarten)

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.

$255/15 weeks | Required materials fee $54
TUE 9:45-10:45 am | Pierce 108 | Cathey
WED 10:40–11:40 am | Pierce 201 | Storm
WED 3:15-4:15 pm | Pierce 201 | Storm
SAT 12:40 pm–1:40 pm | Pierce 201 | Wilder


Kindergarten (from age 5)

Music Makers 2: Around the World (Musikgarten)

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.

$295/15 weeks | Required materials fee $61
TUE 11-12pm | Pierce 108 | Cathey
TUE 3:45–4:45pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
SAT 1:40–2:40pm | Pierce 201 | Wilder


KEYBOARD

Early Elementary (from age 6)

Music Makers: At the Keyboard (Musikgarten)

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.

Keyboard Level 1

$295/15 weeks | Required materials fee $61
TUE 5-6 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
WED 4-5 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
THUR 4-5 pm | Pierce 101  Wilder
SAT 10:30–11:30 am | Pierce 101 | Wilder

Keyboard Level 2  prerequisite Level 1

$295/15 weeks | Required materials fee $54
MON 4 - 5:15 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
WED 5:10-6:25 | Pierce 101 | Wilder
SAT 9:15-10:30 am | Pierce 101 | Wilder

Keyboard Level 3  prerequisite Levels 1 and 2

$295/15 weeks | Required materials fee $54
MON 5:20-6:35 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
SAT 8-9:15 am | Pierce 101 | Wilder


CSA also offers Early Childhood Visual Art Classes. Click here to find more information on Visual Arts for Early Childhood

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