Early Childhood Group Classes

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Early Childhood Group Classes

There are wonderful benefits your child can gain from musical group experiences that will prepare them for private lessons and most importantly help them to develop skills that they will carry throughout their lives.

Group learning through music gives children the opportunity to develop social skills and work together towards a common goal. It takes teamwork, listening to and watching one another, inhibition, and individual responsibility to learn a piece of music together. Socialization is nuanced through healthy competition. In private lessons, students work towards their own individualized goals, which can at times be difficult for young children. Working in a group is a good motivator for self-improvement because there is a positive level of self-assessment in comparison to peers consistently present. This helps push all students in the group to be the best they can be.

Group musical class also affords children the opportunity to develop self-confidence. In group class students will become more comfortable playing in front of their peers in addition to their instructor. This will help them build the self-confidence they need to not only play in front of an audience outside of their group class, but for life skills down the road such as public speaking.

The group opportunities we are thrilled to be offering you this fall:

  1. Beginning Group Suzuki Violin – Our Beginning Group Suzuki class is designed for very young beginning violinists (ages 6 and under). Students will focus on developing good posture, learning the parts of their instrument, and learning the five “pre-Twinkle” rhythms. Students will also participate in aural (ear) training exercises and learn basic music theory. By the end of the course, students will be able to play three songs together, “Open Strings Blues,” “Monkey Song,” and “Flower Song,” as well as learn others throughout Suzuki Book 1!

Beginning Group Suzuki is a 10-week course that will take place on Wednesdays from 4:45 to 5:30pm. Classes will begin September 8th and go through November 17th (there will be NO CLASS on Wednesday, October 13th due to Fall Break).

  1. Piano Lab for Beginners – Piano Lab for Beginners is primarily intended for 4- to 6-year-old children who have little to no experience on the piano. In this class, students will learn the basics of playing the piano, learn about music history and terminology, play musical games, perform for one another, and play duets!

Piano Lab for Beginners is a 10-week course that will take place on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 4:00pm. Classes will begin on September 7th and go through November 16th (there will be NO CLASS on Tuesday, October 12th due to Fall Break).

TUITION: Group Class for Beginners tuition is $250 for 10 weeks of 45 minutes of musical instruction per week. This includes a one-time only non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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