Early Childhood Music

Early childhood music at Crowden

Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Ages 3–7

12 weeks
Tuition: $275 per session

Level I: Ages 3–5
Wednesdays, 3:45–4:30pm (ages 3–4, with parents)
Wednesdays, 4:45–5:30pm (ages 4–5, without parents)
Fall: Sept. 6–Nov. 29 (no class Nov. 22)
Spring: Jan. 24–Apr. 25 (no class Feb. 21, Apr. 4)
Saturdays, 9:15–10am (ages 3–4, with parents)
Saturdays, 10:15–11am (ages 4–5, without parents) - FULL
Saturdays, 11:15am–12pm (ages 4–5, without parents)
Fall: Sept. 9–Dec. 2 (no class November 25)
Spring: Jan. 27–Apr. 28 (no class Feb. 17, Mar. 31)

Level II: Ages 6–7

Saturdays 11:15am–12pm (ages 6–7)
Spring only: Jan. 27–Apr. 28 (no class Feb. 17, Mar. 31)

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a joyful and fun introduction to music fundamentals that provides a solid foundation for beginning instrumental study.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics uses creative movement, songs, and improvisation to teach children to respond to music with their bodies, increasing coordination, spatial awareness, focus, and cooperation in a collaborative, social environment. Dalcroze classes are an ideal complement to instrumental lessons, or preparation for studying an instrument. Children may enroll for the first time in any session, but each session contains new repertoire, and continues to build upon material and concepts taught in the previous sessions.

NEW! Level II (Spring only)

Dalcroze classes build on the activities offered in Level I, with an emphasis on developing basic keyboard knowledge such as note reading, keyboard geography, and technique. Prospective Level II students should have one to two years of Level I classes, or already be studying an instrument.

It is not enough to teach children to interpret music with their fingers … the important thing is that the child should learn to feel music not only with his ear but with his whole being.

- Emile Jacques Dalcroze

After receipt of registration, Crowden will contact Level II students to schedule a brief interview to ensure developmental readiness and clarify the expectations for the class.

Kodály for Kids

Ages 3–7

12 weeks
Tuesdays, 3:45–4:30pm (ages 3–5)
Tuesdays, 4:30–5:15pm (ages 5–7)
Fall: Sept. 12–Nov. 28 - FULL
Spring: Jan. 23–Apr. 24 (no class Feb. 20, Apr. 3)
Tuition: $275 per 12-week session

The voice is every child’s first instrument. Grounded in the philosophy of composer Zoltán Kodály, this playful class uses traditional songs, chants, and singing games in a systematic way to teach children the basic building blocks of music: the ability to hear, to feel and reproduce rhythm and melody, to understand dynamics and tempo, to sing in tune, and to create music of their own. Students learn solfège; older children learn to read and write basic musical notation. Children may enroll for the first time in any session, but each session contains new repertoire, and continues to build upon material and concepts taught in the previous sessions.

Registration for Early Childhood Music Classes

Follow the link below to register for any section of Crowden's early childhood classes. Full payment of tuition and fees should be included with registration. Make sure to enroll before the first class meeting!

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Crowden's early childhood music classes introduce musical building blocks and develop elements of collaborative music making in delightful interactive settings.

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