Early Childhood Music

Two young children playing a duel drum while teacher and parent look on.

A child's musical education begins with the melody and rhythm of the parent's voice. It continues with the support of family and school as voice, body and spirit begin to respond to and create music. Academy classes foster the development and refinement of general musical ability by providing an environment that is rich in the language of music. The activities learned in class are easily repeated at home, thus nurturing basic skills, strengthening the musical bond between child and caregiver, and building support for the future study of an instrument.

Four class sessions are scheduled during the year - an eight-week session in the fall and spring, and a six-week session in the winter and summer.


Fall session registration is now open.

Please click the link below to register.

Early Childhood Music Registration


Fall Session: 8-week session
  • Mondays: September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 22, 29; November 5, 12*
  • Tuesdays: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 23, 30; November 6, 13*
  • Thursdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 25; November 1, 8, 15*
  • Sundays: September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18*

*Make-up dates in case of teacher illness. Children may miss a class due to illness, vacation or family events; because most classes run at maximum enrollment, we do not offer make-up or switching options for absence. 


Classes:
  • Music for the Very Young (Birth-3 years; classes grouped by age)
    Form a learning team with your child as you explore rhythm and melody in fun classes that feature age-appropriate songs, games and activities designed to give experience with basic musical concepts. This hands-on class utilizes traditional, folk and percussion instruments. Classes are grouped by age. No siblings, please. 

    $87 per 8 week session; 30-minute class once per week
    Minimum 5 students/maximum 8 students.
     
  • Music for the Very Young - Siblings (1-5 years)
    This family class encourages siblings to have fun singing, playing instruments and sharing musical activities. Class is for a parent/caregiver and two children of different ages.

    $164 per 8 week session; 30-minute class once per week
    Minimum 6 students/maximum 8 students per class. 
     
  • Music and Movement (3-4 years)
    This class provides the opportunity for your child to develop coordination, personal awareness and self-expression through imaginative movement to music.

    $87 per 8 week session; 30-minute class once per week
    Minimum 5 students/maximum 8 students.

Fall Session Schedule

  • Mondays: September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 22, 29; November 5, 12*
  • Tuesdays: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 23, 30; November 6, 13*
  • Thursdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 25; November 1, 8, 15*
  • Sundays: September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18*
    • *Makeup dates in case of teacher illness. Children may miss a class due to illness, vacation, or family events; because most classes run at maximum enrollment, we do not offer makeup or switching options for absences.​

If the class you would like is not listed, the class is full and has been removed from the listing.

Time Age Class Price
Monday      
10:00 a.m. 3 up to 4 years old Music and Movement- Closed  
10:45 a.m. Birth up to 11 months Music for the Very Young - Closed  
11:30 a.m. 1 up to 5 years old MVY - Sibling - Closed  
       
Tuesday      
8:30 a.m. 3 up to 4 years old Music and Movement - Closed  
9:15 a.m. 1 up to 2 years old Music for the Very Young-Closed  
10:00 a.m. 2 up to 3 years old Music for the Very Young - Closed  
       
Thursday      
8:30 a.m. 3 up to 4 years old Music and Movement-Closed  
9:15 a.m. 1 up to 2 years old Music for the Very Young - Closed  
10:00 a.m. 2 up to 3 years old Music for the Very Young - Closed  
       
Sunday      
3:30 p.m. 1.5 up to 2.5 years old Music for the Very Young $87
4:15 p.m. 3 up to 4 years old Music and Movement $87

Instructor
Nell Buchman

Location
Lawrence Academy of Music- 100 West Water Street, Appleton

Cancellation Policy
A 50% refund is given prior to the first class; no refund is give after class begins.

Academy Guidelines

A teacher sitting with a young student facing each other holding up animal puppets.
A young girl is hitting a drum.
A young boy and mother are looking at a stuff animal and smiling. The mother has an egg shaker in her hand.
Two young children, with parent sitting behind them, playing on an Orff instrument with a mallet in their hands.A young boy sitting cross legged with his arms raised and shakers in his handsA group of young students and parents are in a circle holding onto a rainbow colored bungee string.A young child with pink and purple scarves in their hands.An smiling infant playing with a ball that looks like a bee while parent is sitting behind them.

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