Spring 2024

CLASSES are held 1 x/week, for 40 minutes, and limited to 10 children, plus one grownup, where applicable. They are grouped by their birth year, like they are in school, and “graduate” to the next level each September. The material is tailored towards the participants and no two terms are ever alike!

The 9-week Spring term runs: 
SAT: April 6 – June 8 (x May 18) 
TUE: April 9 – June 11 (x May 21)

All classes will be held at St. John’s Norway Church  (Free parking on-site!)

There will be no classes for an extended Victoria Day weekend (May 18 & 21). In the event of an unscheduled cancelled class, it will be made up at the end of the term (June 15 & 18).

We know life is full of changes and challenges, especially when it involves children! Missed classes may be made up in any appropriate age-group or you can use the credit for another child or a friend to try a class within this term, space permitting. Drop-ins welcome! 

Please let us know how we may improve the schedule for you!  littlevoices@sympatico.ca

“WIGGLERS & WANDERERS” ~ born ‘22-’24
We’ll clap, tap, tickle, bounce, dance, rock, swing, find toes & noses, and play peekaboo! Instruments for aural AND oral stimulation, plus colourful scarves, bubbles, puppets and more will delight both you and your little one until lullaby-time brings a soothing close. Tue 11:15  Register

“FAMILY MUSIC” ~ all ages!
There’s no age limit, all that’s needed is an interest in having fun making music together. We’ll sing & dance and play drums, tambourines, shakers, bells, rainsticks, finger cymbals, and more! Families & caregivers with just one child are welcome, too. (Discount for multiple enrolments in the same family.) Tue 9:45 & 4:00, Sat 9:30  Register 

“IMAGINATION SAFARI” ~ for 3-5 year olds
What better way for children to experience music than through movement? This term, we’re going “Over the Rainbow”! Through Drama & Dance, and with the help of colourful scarves, balloons, streamers, instruments & more, your child will be exercising their imagination AND body to a wide variety of genres of music as we explore a different colour theme each week. (Sorry, grownups, children stay on their own for this one!) Sat 10:25  Register

Focus is on playfully discovering rhythms, developing beat and vocal skills, and exploring pitch & dynamics through songs, rhymes, stories, and movement. We’ll play xylophones, and all kinds of drums, shakers, bells, tambourines, and more! Musical literacy will be introduced. Sat 11:20  Register

“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 those rhythms onto xylophones, drums, and almost anything that can be struck, shaken, or rubbed to make sound! We’ll also create soundscapes for stories & poems, and begin to learn the basics of reading & writing music. Sat 12:30  Register

“U-CAN UKULELE!” ~ for beginners  (6-8 yr olds)
No experience necessary, just an interest in having fun singing, strumming & picking! Students must provide their own ukulele (GCEA tuning – don’t worry, I can help with that!). Sat 1:20 (Private & semi-private classes also available)  Register

“U-CAN UKULELE!” ~ for 6-8 yr olds with some experience 
This is a continuation of the Fall & Winter terms, so some experience is required. We’ll continue having fun strumming, picking & singing as we learn more about this versatile instrument. Students must provide their own ukulele. Tue 4:50 (Private & semi-private classes also availableRegister