Levels 4 & 5: For Children 5 to 7 Years

Using a small-group approach to music education, these classes provide a pressure-free class where your child can develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers. 

The program is designed to prepare the young child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but is not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend the last few minutes of class to hear what we worked on in class that day as well as hear the homework assignment for the week.

*Level 4 is required before enrolling in Level 5. 

What you'll experience in class:

• Singing and vocal development. It may sound like a foreign language when your child sings “ta” and “ti-ti,” but he’s using the language of professional musicians and composers and getting ready to read and write simple rhythm patterns.

• Movement. You’ll see your child dance expressively to music, giving him the practice he needs to coordinate his body movements to the sound of music. This kind of musical play not only improves musicianship, but his physical coordination as well.

• Reading and writing. He’ll learn melodic notation and identify pitches such as the C, A, and D notes on the treble clef, plus rhythmic notation. Eventually he’ll even compose his own music.

• Focused listening. Your child will learn to identify a range of orchestra instruments and their sound qualities, while also gaining an early awareness and knowledge of composers and masterworks in Western arts tradition.

• Exploring and playing musical instruments. Authentic percussion, string, pre-keyboard, and woodwind instruments expose your child to the many choices for future musical study, and at the same time provide your child with the opportunity to musically succeed before taking on more formal instruction.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for children ages 5 to 7; caregivers attend the last 5-10 minutes
  • Two 14-week semesters during the school year from September to January and then February to May. Two 5-week sessions are offered in June, July and August and classes are called Move & Groove. 
  • Weekly 60 minute class 
  • A set of At Home Materials that includes children’s folder with stickers and Music At Home cards, Family Songbook, instrument (wind, string, or pre-keyboard instrument depending on the semester), canvas bag (during first semester) and games. These materials are only included during the school year semesters.
  • During June, July and August, classes are called Move & Groove and are "Music & Craft Drop-Off Adventures." Our drop-off camps are full of singing, instruments, stories, snacks, games, crafts, center time, dancing, and more. Each weekly class is 1.5 hours long. Drop off your child for an hour and a half of fun. Enrollment includes Digital @Home materials that includes music, ebook, videos, tons of great parent info and much more.