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Early Childhood Music

Early Childhood Music: Music Fundamentals

Ages 3 to 7

When: Fall and Spring Sessions

Tuition: $310 per session

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

Ages 3 to 7

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Music Fundamentals

Our Music Fundamentals classes begin with the spontaneous delight children take in interacting with music, and build music skills essential for instrumental study.

Course Description

Classes for ages 3 to 5 develop musical sensitivities, build skill in rhythmic movement and voice, and provide exposure to simple folk repertoire. Classes for ages 5 to 7 remain experiential but focus on concepts of rhythm, pitch and melody, dynamics and tempo, their notations, and their identification by ear in performance contexts.

Graduates will be well-prepared to enjoy and succeed in instrumental study, as well as prep-level music theory and ear training classes.

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.

  • Wednesday afternoon classes use a Kodály Method-influenced teaching style that stresses learning via traditional folksongs and singing games. Students learn elements of rhythm and melody using solfege (do, re, mi) in a playful class setting.
  • Saturday morning classes are grounded in the Dalcroze methodology which introduces musical concepts through action, voice, improvisation, and game play.

Whichever class you choose, your child will have fun as they lay the groundwork for a lifelong love of music!

Wednesdays
3:45–4:30pm (ages 3.5–5)
4:30–5:15pm (ages 5–7)

Fall Session: September 15–December 8 (no class November 24 for Thanksgiving break)
Spring Session: January 12–March 30

Saturdays
9:15–10am (ages 3–4)
10–10:45am (ages 4–5)
10:45am–11:30am (ages 5–7)

Fall session: September 11–December 4 (no class November 27 for Thanksgiving break)
Spring session: January 15–April 9 (no class April 2 for spring break)

How to Enroll

Complete our online registration form. Registrations are accepted until the class is filled. Full payment of tuition and fees should be included with the registration form.

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