Ages 4 to 7

Our Spring Session is currently underway – check back later for fall class schedules!

Please refer to our updated Program Policies


CHILDREN’S MUSIC PROGRAMS

Keyboard Techniques and Theory  (FULL – Waitlist Only)
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Ages: 5 to 6 years
Schedule

  • Fridays – 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Jaime Castellanos
Location: NEMPAC
Cost: $250 / 10 weeks

First Class: April 28, 2017
Last Class: June 30, 2017

Description: In this private group instruction setting (between 3 – 4 students), students will receive individualized attention in a group setting – learning basic piano skills. Students will learn and identify all notes on the keyboard and begin playing simple melodies and basic songs. Following this intro course, students are encourage and prepared to begin private lessons.

*Pick-Up available at Eliot Lower School & Champions Program for an additional $50 per session. If you are a new student – we require parent / guardian to attend pick-up on the first class date. Please review our Pick-Up Protocol


Meet the Instruments JUNIOR Class at Charlestown Nursery School
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Ages: 3 to 5
Schedule:

  • Wednesday’s – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Davies
Location: CNS
Cost: $250 / 10 Weeks

First Class: April 12, 2017
Last Class: June 21, 2017

Description: This class is design just like our Meet the Instruments class for ages 4 to 6.5 – yet catered to this slightly younger age group including 3 year olds. In this hands-on instrumental class, where students will be introduced to each instrument family by a specialist musician, including Strings, Guitar, Keyboard, Brass, and Woodwinds. The program, modeled after our successful week-long summer program offering, will provide an exciting learning environment for each student to find their favorite instrument through exploration, experimentation and exposure. Students will learn basic music theory, note reading, and develop rhythm through call and response practices.
 
Sample Schedule:
  • Class 1 and 2: Brass Family
  • Class 3 and 4: Strings Family
  • Class 5 and 6: Guitar Family
  • Class 7 and 8 : Woodwinds Family
  • Class 9 and 10: Keyboard  / Voice Families
  • Percussion: Will be featured in each week with rhythmic exercises

Private Music Instruction
Ages: 4+ years
Schedule: Arranged with Instructor
Instructor: Various
Location: NEMPAC
Cost: Based on Session Time. All new students are charged a $25 registration fee. 

Please visit the Private Music Instruction Page

Please contact Educational Program Director, Manda at Mshepherd@nempacboston.org for more information or to set up a trial lesson with an instructor.


SJS Strings Program – St. John Students Only!

Ages: Grades 1 – 3
Schedule:

  • Thursdays – 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Nicole Kootz
Location: St. John School
Cost: $195 / 10 weeks

First Class: April 27, 2017
Last Class: June 29, 2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 17th

Violins and Violas are welcome in this class.

Students will spend 10 weeks developing a wide variety of skills.  With their instrument they will learn rest position, guitar position, playing position, develop their bow hold, and learn string names.  Our book will help us begin music reading, or provide practice for students who already can read music, ear training, and help us get our fingers moving as we work our way through different pieces.  A variety of activities will help support our music reading, and playing as we progress through the class.  This class will also incorporate music from Suzuki books, but purchase of these books are not required as the pieces will be taught by ear to help develop listening skills and memory.

Expectation for first class: That everyone has an instrument, violin or viola.  A sponge shoulder rest, or regular shoulder rest is highly recommended! Students will have a hard time keeping the instrument on their shoulder without one.

Book Required: Essential Elements for Strings Violin Book 1 or Viola Book 1

Instrument Rental Recommendation: Johnson String Instruments in Newton, MA. For further assistance and recommendations visit our instrument rental worksheet – Instrument Rental Worksheet


DANCE AND MOVEMENT CLASSES

Community Yoga to Music!

NEMPAC-RegisterNow-ButtonAges: 4 to 7 years (Grades K to 2)
Schedule:

  • Wednesday’s – 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. 

Instructor: Karen Shea
Location: 9 Hull Street, North End
Cost: $195 / 10 week*

First Class: April 12, 2017
Last Class: June 21, 2017

*Eliot Lower School Pick-up option available 

Pick-Up available at Eliot Lower School & Champions Program for an additional $50 per session. If you are a new student – we require parent / guardian to attend pick-up on the first class date. Please review our Pick Up Protocol

Class Description:  This is a yoga class designed to meet the needs of today’s children. Class age range is PERFECT for siblings! Verve Kids combines traditional yoga poses with Qi Gong movement exercises, music, art and healthy lifestyle information. Verve Kids Yoga is dedicated to providing not only an exercise class, but also a wellness experience that will last a lifetime.

 

THEATRE CLASSES

Kids Music Theatre: World Travelers!
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Ages 4 – 6
Thursday’s 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Eliot School Pick-Up at 3:10 p.m. at Lower School in Cafeteria), 
Location: Eliot Lower School, 2nd Floor Theatre Room 
Cost: $195 / 10 weeks
Instructor: Alexandra Meek
 
First Class: April 13, 2017
Last Class: June 22, 2017
 
Pick-Up available at Eliot Lower School & Champions Program. As the class is at the Eliot School, there is no pick up fee. If you are a new student – we require parent / guardian to attend pick-up on the first class date. Please review our Pick Up Protocol
 
From Ireland to the Phillipines to Ghana, this class explores stories and theatre from around the world! Kids will use their imaginations to groove to music, dance and theatre. They will participate in improvisation and acting games, while experiencing different countries and cultures! The stories will come alive as we use music and theatre to travel to a different country each week. This class prepares these young actors for our Children’s Music Theatre Troupe.