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Early Childhood Programs

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A child’s first musical experience should blend easily into their familiar world of sound discovery, imagination, and physical movement. Early childhood classes take place at the Music School and in Music in the Community Initiative partnerships. They are carefully designed to be age-appropriate, with the goal of developing inner hearing and rhythm, not early instrumental skills. These active classes explore musical concepts through singing, movement, and play. All classes are fully accessible for children of differing abilities.


Music & Movement

Ages 5 months - 6 years and their parents/caregivers
Heather Oberheim
Sing, play, and dance with us!

A Musical Bridge

The Music School has created a strong link bridging the early childhood curriculum with individual instruction or the ensemble sequence in each department. Classes for young children have been designed in the string, wind, voice and percussion departments to be an age-appropriate, fun introduction to pursuing further study. See descriptions below, and please call for info: 603-228-1196.

Take Three

Ages 4-7
Heather Oberheim, Erin DuBois, & Maria Isaak

This experiential class, team-taught by three of our faculty members, is designed as an introduction to individual instruction in piano (though students are welcome to move on to any other instrument). Designed to seamlessly integrate the elements of rhythm, ear-training, and reading, each class will include a combination of creative movement, singing, percussion, recorder, and piano. The keyboard component will give children a chance to learn about the piano through games, duets, listening, and learning their first songs on the keyboard.

Percussion Classes

Ages 6-8
Students use hand drums, xylophones, and other instruments to learn fundamental percussion techniques in a fun ensemble setting, building instrumental and musicianship skills through simple percussion pieces.

Recorder Classes

Ages 5-8
Learning to play recorder is an excellent way for children to develop note-reading, melodic, and rhythmic skills, as well as to develop the breathing, articulation, and fingering techniques necessary for playing a brass or woodwind instrument.

Purple Finches Youth Chorus: Fledglings

Grades K-2
Maria Isaak

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