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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 academic success. CSA’s comprehensive, multi-age Early Childhood Music program develops aural skills, motor coordination and self control while instilling a lifelong love of music and the ability to express creatively.

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)

Bond with your baby while stimulating your child’s natural curiosity about the world through singing, patterning, movement and playing simple rhythm instruments. Activities promote sensory and neural development. Learn basic American Sign Language to enhance communication.

Parent/caregiver attends class. 


$202/15 weeks | Required materials fee $38

TUE 9-9:30am | Pierce 108 | Cathey

Toddlers (18 mo-3 yrs)

Music and movement are the focus of these joy-filled classes for you and your toddler! Each lesson includes singing, focused listening, patterning, instrument play and activities designed to promote coordination, body awareness and control, and exploration of space.

Parent/caregiver attends class. 


$202/15 weeks | Materials fee $34

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

Preschoolers (3-4 yrs)

Cycles of Seasons (Musikgarten)

Classes nurture your child’s growing independence and love of the natural world. Activities include singing, patterning, focused listening, creative and dramatic play as well as exploration of musical instruments and simple ensembles. All are designed to build expressive and attentive skills.

Parent/caregiver attends class. 

$230/15 weeks | Materials fee $44

TUE 10:45–11:30 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)

Activities in part 1 of this 2-year sequential program use the habitats of nature, instruments and self-expression to establish a solid musical foundation. Your child will create ensembles and be introduced to instruments of the orchestra. Symbolic music language is introduced.

Parent/caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class.

$255/15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

TUE 9:50–10:50 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 two of this sequential program explores music from countries around the world.  Songs, dances, stories, rituals and customs from these cultures will give your child a deeper global understanding. Music literacy is strengthened through ensemble building and focus on written (symbolic) musical language-- melodic, rhythmic and harmonic.

Parent/caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class.

$295/15 weeks | Required materials fee $62

TUE 11–12 pm | Pierce 108 | Cathey
TUE 3:45–4:45 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
THURS 5:30–6:30 pm | 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 $62

MON 4–5 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
TUE 5–6 pm | Pierce 108 | Storm
SAT 10:30–11:30 am | Pierce 101 | Wilder

Keyboard Level 2 prerequisite Level 1
$295/15 weeks | Required materials fee $55

WED 4–5:15 pm | Pierce 101 | Wilder
WED 5:15–6:30 | 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 $55

MON 5:05–6:20 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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