Early Childhood Music

Ages 3-7

Our early childhood classes provide a solid foundation for beginning instrumental study. Through creative movement and singing, children internalize the basic elements of music such as rhythm, intonation, and form. The result is joyful confidence and the desire to learn more.

Early childhood music at Crowden

Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Ages 3–7

12 weeks
Tuition: $285 per session

Wednesdays
3:45–4:30pm (ages 3–4, with parents)
4:45–5:30pm (ages 4–5, without parents)
5:15-6pm (ages 5-7)
Fall Session:
September 12–December 5 (no class November 21)
Spring Session:
January 30–April 24 (no class April 10)

Saturdays
9:15–10am (ages 3–4, with parents) (FULL)
10:15–11am (ages 4–5, without parents)
11:15-12pm (ages 5-7)
Fall Session:
September 8–December 1 (no class November 24)
Spring Session:
February 2–April 27 (no class April 6)

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.

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

Kodály for Kids

Ages 3–7

12 weeks
Tuesdays 3:45–4:30pm (ages 3–5); 4:30–5:15pm (ages 5–7)
Fall Session: September 11–November 27
Spring Session: January 29–April 23 (no class April 9)
Tuition: $285 per session

The voice is every child’s first instrument. 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.