CLASSES are held once a week, for 40 minutes, and limited to 12 children, plus one parent or caregiver if applicable. Children are grouped within their birth year (like they are in school), and “graduate” to the next level each September. The material is structured around the participants, and no two terms are ever alike!
The 11-week Fall term runs:
SAT: Sept 24 – Dec 10 (x Oct 8)
TUE: Sept 27 – Dec 6
There will be no classes Thanksgiving weekend.
Missing a class? Np! Classes can be made up within the term, in any appropriate age group, by pre-arrangement, or may be transferred to a sibling or friend who would like to try a class. In the event of an unscheduled cancelled class, it will be made up at the end of the term (Dec 13-17).
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“WIGGLERS” (born in ’22) & “WANDERERS” (born in ‘21)
We’ll learn songs and rhymes for playing with fingers & toes, clapping, bouncing, tickling, swinging, and playing peek-a-boo! More stimulation will be added with found sounds from around the house, or you can borrow some that are specially tailored for little ones to use during the class. Puppets & little dances heighten the enjoyment until lullaby time brings a soothing close. Tue 11:15
“FAMILY MUSIC” ~ all ages
Let’s make music together! We’ll clap, stamp, dance & sing, and have fun with “found sounds”, or anything you’ve been able to make or bring with you, or you can use one of the sanitized instruments made available during the class (drums, tambourines, shakers, bells, rainsticks, rhythm sticks, finger cymbals and more!). Parents & caregivers with only one child are welcome, too. Tue 9:45, Sat 9:30
“ADVENTURES IN DANCE” ~ for 3-5 yr olds (this is a drop off program)
What better way for children to experience music than through movement? Scarves, balloons, streamers, instruments, puppets, and more will have them exercising their imagination, as well as their bodies, while exploring a wide variety of types of music. This term another element will be added, with a different colour theme every week! Sat 10:25
“RHYTHMATICS” ~ JK/SK
We’ll have fun with beat, pitch, rhythm & dynamics while playing singing games, creating sound effects for stories and poems, and improvising with percussion instruments from around the world, including many kinds of drums, xylophones, tambourines, bells, shakers, and much more! Musical literacy will be introduced. Tue 4:00
“KODORFF” ~ Grades 1-3 (SK by special permission)
Kodaly & Orff teaching methods are combined with a dash of Dalcroze, so learning is vibrant and active. We’ll play clapping and singing games, then transfer the rhythms to almost anything that can be struck, shaken, or rubbed to make sound! We’ll create “soundscapes” for stories & poems, and begin to learn the basics of reading & writing music. Sat 11:15
“U-CAN UKULELE!” ~ for 6-8 yr olds (NEW THIS TERM!)
Ukulele has been shown to be one of the most versatile instruments going, and one of the best for children to get started on. As well as having fun strumming & singing, we will begin to learn the basics of reading & writing music. Students must provide their own instrument (GCEA tuning – don’t worry, I can help with that part!). Tue 4:50