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.

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.

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. 

  • 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. Minimum 5 students/maximum 8 students. 30-minute class once per week
  • 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. Minimum 6 students/maximum 8 students per class. 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

Nell Buchman

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 young child,with a mallet in their hand, playing an Orff instrument on their parent's lap.
A young child in a yellow shirt has a yellow duck puppet on their foot. Their foot is in the air.

Two young children on their parents lap playing two drums with mallets.

four children playing bells on their feet with their family.

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

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