Music for Littles Instructors know that Toddlers and Preschoolers love to dance and move to music! The magical key to toddler music time is repetition, which encourages language and memorization. Even very young children can reproduce simple rhythms by clapping or tapping objects! Preschoolers enjoy singing just to be singing. They aren’t self-conscious about their ability and most are eager to let their voices roar. They like songs that repeat words and melodies, use rhythms with a definite beat, and ask them to do things. Preschool children enjoy nursery rhymes and songs about familiar things like toys, animals, play activities, and people. They also like finger plays and nonsense rhymes with or without musical accompaniment.
Each Music for Littles session is dedicated one-on-one music time with an instructor, lasting 30 minutes. Instructors brake the time down into several short play-based activities that teach valuable musical concepts. These concepts and activities grow in complexity as your child grows.
Music for Littles is all about incorporation of activities that teach and develop these concepts
- Welcome Song or Activity
- High / Low
- Long / Short
- Fast / Slow
- Loud / Soft
- Basic Rhythm Notation
- Beginner Melodies
- Intro to Instruments
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We believe that every child deserves access to high-quality music education. It is part of a well-rounded education, essential for students’ social and emotional well-being, and a critical tool for teaching important life skills like cooperation, grit, compromise, creativity, and more.
Did You Know?
- A 2016 study at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute found that musical experiences in childhood can actually accelerate brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills. According to the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM Foundation), learning to play an instrument can improve mathematical learning and even increase SAT scores.
- Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together.
- Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills.
- High quality music education has been linked with the development of self-control, planning, and verbal intelligence: the life skills students need to make decisions, focus, plan, problem-solve, and juggle multiple tasks. It also fosters a motivation to learn music. (from Longitudinal Analysis of Music Education on Executive Functions in Primary School Children)
Pricing & Details
Music For Littles Flat Rate Tuition $157 per month ($45 per drop-in class)
Music for Littles Tuition covers one half-hour lesson every week. Most months, students will receive 4 lessons, but on months where student lesson days fall 5 times in one calendar month, students do get an extra lesson and there is no tuition increase on these months. Enrollment is month-to-month.
What Do Parents Do?
Simply put, you get to relax! Parents are always welcome in the lessons, although we have found that often times it helps the kids to know where to focus if a parent doesn’t stay in the room as it’s a young child’s natural tendency is to look to mom or dad first for engagement and reassurance.
We do provide several alternative ways for Music for Littles Parents to observe the lesson! There are windows on every lesson room door that you’re welcome to view through.
We also have the capability of setting parents up to observe via video conference calling so you can see, hear, and engage that way, without being physically present in the room.