Winter 2023

CLASSES are held once a week, for 40 minutes, and limited to 10 childrenplus a parent or caregiver if the age-group warrants. 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 7-wk Winter term runs:
SAT: Jan 7 – Feb 25 (x Feb 18)
TUE: Jan 10 – Feb 28 (x Feb 21)

There will be no classes for an extended Family Day weekend (Feb 18-21). In the event of an unscheduled cancelled class, it will be made up at the end of the session (Mar 4-7). Missed classes can be made up within the term, if there is room in an appropriate age group, and by prior arrangement, or may be transferred to a sibling or friend to use within the term.

“WIGGLERS & WANDERERS” ~ born in ’21 & ’22
There will be songs & rhymes for playing with toes, tickling, peekaboo, clapping and more! We’ll put beat & rhythms into their bodies by bouncing them on our laps, swinging, swaying, and dancing together. A host of specially designed instruments will be there for them to explore aurally and orally. They’ll safely discover music in an atmosphere that encourages intellectual, social & emotional growth. Puppets and animal sounds heighten the enjoyment until lullaby time brings a soothing close. Tue 11:15 & 1:30

“FAMILY MUSIC” ~ all ages
There’s no age limit; all that’s needed is an interest in having fun making music together! Families & caregivers with just one child are welcome, too. (15% discount for siblings) Tue 9:45, Sat 9:30 

“IMAGINATION SAFARI” ~ for 3-5 year olds (w/out parental accompaniment)
Dance and Drama combine for a different Music & Movement adventure every week. We might climb aboard a pirate ship, join the circus, or gallop away on a unicorn to the land of the rainbow fairies!  Sat 10:25  

Focus is on playfully discovering rhythms, developing beat and vocal skills, and exploring pitch & dynamics through songs, rhymes, stories, and creative movement. They’ll play xylophones, and all kinds of drums, shakers, bells, tambourines, and more! Musical literacy will be introduced. Tue 4:00, Sat 11:20

“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 to 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

“U-CAN UKULELE!” ~ for 6-8 yr olds 
This is a continuation of the Fall term, so some experience is required. We’ll have fun strumming, singing & picking as we continue to learn the basics of this versatile instrument. Students must provide their own ukulele (GCEA tuning – don’t worry, I can help with that!). Tue 4:50