two young siblings playing the marimba; young children and their parents/guardians holding a rope in a circle while singing a song; a mother holding her toddler as they play the drum, both smiling

Early Childhood Music

Birth-5 years old

Instructor

Nell Buchman

Location

Studio 3 - Lawrence Academy of Music
100 W. Water St., Appleton

Cancellation Policy

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

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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.

two smiling mothers are holding their toddlers on their laps, the children are holding mallets and playing a drum

Classes

Each class meets once per week for a 30-minute session. The Academy holds 8-week sessions in the fall and spring and 6-week sessions in the winter and summer. Children may miss a class due to illness, vacation, or family events. Because classes run at max enrollment, we do not offer make-up or switching options for absences.

  • 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. 

    Class Enrollment: 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 (not appropriate for twins under the age of 2).

    Class Enrollment: minimum 6 students, maximum 8 students

 

  • 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.

    Class Enrollment: minimum 5 students, maximum 8 students

 


Fall 2019 Session

  • Mondays: Sept. 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21; Nov. 4, 11, 18*
  • Tuesdays: Sept. 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22; Nov. 5, 12, 19*
  • Thursdays: Sept. 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21*
  • Sundays: Sept. 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20; Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24*

*Make-up dates in case of teacher illness or Academy-issued cancellation.

Registration is closed.

Time Age Class Price
Monday      
10:00 a.m. 2 up to 3 years Music for the Very Young $90
10:45 a.m. Birth up to 11 months Music for the Very Young $90
11:30 a.m. 1 up to 5 years Sibling - CLOSED $167
       
Tuesday      
8:30 a.m. 3 up to 4 years Music & Movement - CLOSED $90
9:15 a.m. 1 up to 2 years Music for the Very Young $90
10:00 a.m. 2 up to 3 years Music for the Very Young $90
       
Thursday      
9:15 a.m. 1 up to 2 years Music for the Very Young - CLOSED $90
10:00 a.m. 2 up to 3 years Music for the Very Young $90
       
Sunday      
3:30 p.m. 2 up to 3 years Music for the Very Young $90
4:15 p.m. 3 up to 4 years Music & Movement $90