Ages 4 to 7

The Fall Session will begin on September 11th. Registration is now open, and the deadline to register is September 4th.

Please refer to our updated Program Policies


CHILDREN’S MUSIC PROGRAMS

Group Keyboard Techniques and Theory (FULL as of 8/7, WAIT LIST ONLY) 

Ages: 5 to 6 years
Schedule

  • Fridays – 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Jaime Castellanos
Location: Eliot Upper School Music Room
Cost: $250 / 10 weeks

First Class: September 15, 2017
Last Class: December 1, 2017*
*No class Friday, November 10 due to Veterans Day

Description: In this private group instruction setting (between 3 – 6 students), students will receive individualized attention in a group setting – learning basic piano skills and music theory. Students will learn and identify all notes on the keyboard and begin playing simple melodies and basic songs. Following this intro course, students are prepared and encouraged to begin private lessons.

Book Required: Little Mozarts – Lesson Book 1, Workbook 1, and Discovery Book 1

*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


Youth Strings Program at the St. John School – SJS Students Only

Ages: Grades 1 – 3
Schedule:

  • Fridays – 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

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

First Class: September 15, 2017
Last Class: December 1, 2017*
*No class November 10 due to Veterans Day 

Violins and Violas are welcome in this class.

Description: 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.

Pick-Up: Students will be picked up from the after-school program. 

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

Young Dancers – Beginning Dance Program

Ages: 5-7 years
Schedule:

  • Mondays – 4:05 – 5:05 p.m. 

Instructor: Amanda Teneriello
Location: North End Yoga
Cost: $250/10 weeks

First Class: September 11, 2017
Last Class: November 27, 2017

Description: 40 minutes of ballet, followed by 20 minutes of jazz. Students will learn the basics of classical ballet through creative movement, storytelling, and the use of imaginative props. Our dancers will learn the french terms for ballet steps and learn to dance across the floor and in the center. Jazz becomes a component in this level as they continue to develop physical coordination and musicality. Drop-off Class. There will be no Eliot School pick up. 

Materials: All students must wear leotards, tights, and ballet shoes!

Instructor Bio


Yoga to Music

Ages: 4 to 7 years (Grades K to 2)
Schedule:

  • Wednesdays – 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. 

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

First Class: September 13, 2017
Last Class: November 15, 2017

*Eliot Lower School Pick-up option available 

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.

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

 

THEATRE CLASSES

Kids Music Theatre – Heroes and Villains 

Ages: 4 – 6
Schedule: 
  • Thursdays 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: September 14, 2017
Last Class: November 16, 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
 
Description: From Superman and Lex Luther to Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort to Matilda and Miss Trunchbull, this class will explore the theme of Heroes and Villains from your childs favorite books and movies. All through theatre! They will participate in improvisation and acting games, while experiencing different sets of villains & heroes, learn what makes a hero and villain, and maybe even creating some of our own! The characters will come alive as we use music and theatre to explore storytelling in a new way! This class prepares these young actors for our Children’s Music Theatre Troupe.