Early Childhood Music

Six young children gather around a gathering drum hitting it with their hands.

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 any instrument.


Summer session registration is closed.

Please fill out our interest form to receive information about the fall session. If you have participated in a class before or have filled out our interest form, you will receive information about the fall session in August.

Interest Form


Summer Session: 6-week session
  • Tuesdays, June 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7*
  • Thursdays, June 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2; August 9*

*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 basic musical concepts through age-appropriate songs, games and activities. This participatory experience utilizes traditional, folk and percussion instruments. Class is for adult-child pairs. No siblings, please. Minimum 5 students/maximum 8 students 
    30-minute class once per week
     
  • Music for the Very Young - Siblings (1-5 years)
    This class allows siblings to sing, play instruments and engage in musical activities. Class is for one adult and two children of different ages (not appropriate for twins under age 2). Minimum 6 students/maximum 8 students. 30-minute class once per week
     
  • 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. Minimum 5 students/maximum 8 students
    30-minute class once per week

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 and six young students holding onto a colorful stretchy band

A toddler holding a pink ball in her hands while smiling.

A mother with an infant in her lap is holding up a puppet that is on her hand while the infant has a pig puppet in her hands.

A young child is an orange and blue striped shirt hitting a drum with his hands. Another young child right next to him is watching.

The institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination Provision for all students.

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