Class Descriptions

 Please review the Studio Group Class Policies before enrolling.

Music and Movement for Babies (up to 18 months)

All babies are born with an aptitude for music. But research shows that their aptitude diminishes if it is not nurtured. The best way to nurture a child’s music aptitude is through active music making. By singing and dancing for and with our children in a variety of tonalities, meters and styles we are helping our children reach their full music potential. This weekly 30 minute class allows for musical play between parent and baby. Activities help stimulate the baby’s innate curiosity about music, develop listening skills and sense of beat, and establish the foundation for future learning. Music & Movement for Babies features bouncing and rocking songs, nursery rhyme chants and dances, wiggle and peek-a-boo games. 

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Music and Movement for Toddlers (18 months – 3 1/2 years)

This weekly 40 minute class fosters the natural sense of musical wonder of the growing child. Singing, bouncing, moving, dancing, listening, echo and repeat patterns and playing of percussion instruments helps develop a strong musical bond with parent and child. Activities enhance the child’s development of purposeful movement, focused listening, and language and vocal skills.

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Music and Movement for Preschoolers (3 before June 1)

This weekly 50 minute class celebrates the child’s love of nature and growing independence through activities involving the four seasons. Singing, movement, focused listening and instrument playing fosters the child’s ability to use language and engage in dramatic play, creative movement and imaginative musical games.

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Music Makers I (incoming pre-kindergarteners)

This 60 minute class cultivates the child’s musical development through songs, tonal and rhythm patterns, poetry and stories, movement activities, listening games, instrumental play and manipulative games. Rudimentary music skills such as pitch matching, beat competency, ensemble development, and music notation are dealt with using themes taken from the child’s home environment and natural surroundings. Material packets include two sets of recordings, posters and game pieces, notation games and ochestral instrument pages as well as a parent guide book. (new students must also purchase a glockenspiel)

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Music Makers II (incoming kindergarteners)

This weekly 60 minute class is a sequential program to prepare children for future instrumental instruction. Music Makers includes singing, creative and structured movement, playing instruments and ensemble work, ear training and guided listening, as well as a developmentally sound approach to music literacy that builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory and self expression. Materials include recordings, song pages and notation games (new students must also purchase a glockenspiel)

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Piano Introduction (Pre-Requisite to Piano 1) (incoming 1st & 2nd Graders)

This 60 minute class is designed to help students develop the skills needed to begin a successful musical journey toward piano playing and musicianship.  Featured are a variety of activities including dancing and drumming, focused listening and playing  patterns, accompaniments and folk songs on the keyboard. The approach to music reading is both aural and visual.  Aural method emphasis helps students build a natural bridge to reading.   At home requirements: a piano or keyboard, a tablet to watch videos and an audio player.

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