Fall 2023

CLASSES are held once a week, for 40 minutes, and limited to 10 children, plus a parent or caregiver if applicable. The material is structured around the participants, and no two terms are ever alike!

The 11-week Fall term runs:
SAT: Sept 23 – Dec 9 (x Oct 7*)
TUE:  Sept 26 – Dec 5

(*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 classIn the event of an unscheduled cancelled class, it will be made up at the end of the term (Dec 12-16)

How can we make the schedule work better for you? Please email suggestions to: littlevoices@sympatico.ca

“WIGGLERS & WANDERERS” (born in ‘22  & ’23)
We’ll learn songs and rhymes for playing with fingers & toes, clapping, bouncing, tickling, swinging, and playing “Peek-a-boo”. There’ll be instruments for aural AND oral stimulation 😉 Puppets, scarves & 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 play drums, tambourines, shakers, bells, rainsticks, rhythm sticks, finger cymbals and more, all while encouraging a sense of community and inclusion. Parents & caregivers with only one child are welcome, too. Tue 9:45 & 4:00, Sat 9:30  

“ADVENTURES IN DANCE” ~ for 2 & 3 yr olds with a grownup
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, to a wide variety of types of music, while learning the first elements of dance (high/low, fast/slow, stop/go)! Sat 11:20

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 all kinds of drums, xylophones, tambourines, bells, shakers, and much more! Musical literacy will be introduced. Sat 10:25

“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 12:30  

“U-CAN UKULELE!” ~ for 6-9 yr olds
Ukulele has been shown to be one of the most versatile instruments around, and one of the best for children to get started on. As well as having fun strumming & singing, we’ll begin to learn the basics of reading & writing music. Students must provide their own instrument (GCEA tuning). Tue 4:50 (for children with little or no previous experience), Sat 1:20 (for students who completed last year’s program or have some experience).

There is also the possibility of private ukulele lessons for an additional cost, live or via zoom. Please email me to inquire about this: littlevoices@sympatico.ca