Infant to Age 4

50% Sibling Discount for Early Childhood Music Classes.
In an effort to make our programming as accessible and affordable as possible – we are happy to provide additional financial support to families with 2 or more children in early childhood classes. Effective March 1st, 2016, we are offering 50% off additional siblings in early childhood music classes.
  • Discount applicable to early childhood classes: Drum & Sing, Meet the Instruments Junior, and Family Music Makers.
  • Discount applicable to children under the age of 4 in the same family, registered for the same class
  • For families with 3 or more children, maximum of two discounts per session
 

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.

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MUSIC AND MOVEMENT CLASSES

Creative Dance and Movement

Ages: 3-4 years
Schedule:

  • Mondays 3:15-4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Amanda Teneriello
Location: North End Yoga
Cost: $ 225/10 weeks

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

Description: Our Dancers will enjoy a stimulating and fun class experience by introducing the fundamentals of dance, imagination and musicality. By using games, props, and rhythm instruments, the class offers creative ways to challenge the dancer both mentally and physically. We will learn basic ballet steps, including french words for our dancing. Drop-off class. There will be no Eliot School pick up. 

Materials: Students must wear leotards, tights, and ballet shoes!

Instructor Bio


Family Music Makers

Ages: 6 mos. to Age 4 accompanied by a caregiver
Schedule:

  • Wednesdays – 9:30-10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesdays – 10:30-11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesdays – 11:30-12:15 a.m. 

Instructor: Laura Giacomo
Location: Lincoln Wharf Community Room, 357 Lincoln Wharf, North End
Cost: $ 195.00 / 10 weeks

(sibling 50% discount. Siblings under the age of 6 months are free to attend)

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

Description: Family Music Makers is a musical experience the whole family can enjoy! For over 10 years Family Music Makers has been delivering quality music classes throughout the Boston area. Our unique repertoire is fun, engaging, and educational. The music is well-produced, smart, and appealing to both kids and their parents. Our fun, interactive classes are geared toward children 6 months to 4 years old and incorporate singing, dancing, instrumental jam sessions and more! This class includes recorded music, and many hand-held percussive instruments for children to play with.

FMM repertoire (of over 200 songs) features:

  • Original songs based on life from a child’s point of view
  • Traditional songs that help to keep our musical heritage alive
  • Familiar songs with a new musical twist
  • Music styles and genres from around the world
  • Over 40 fabulous local musicians who contributed to our recordings so we could achieve authentic sounding arrangements, true to each genre

Meet the Instruments – Good Shepherd School Students Only!

Ages: 3 to 4 accompanied by a caregiver
Schedule:

  • Wednesdays – 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Davies
Location: Good Shepherd School
Cost: Included in after school fee

First Class: September 13, 2017

Last Class:  November 15, 2017

Description: In this hands-on instrumental class, students will be introduced to each instrument family, 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.


Drum and Sing

Ages: newborn – 4 accompanied by a caregiver

Schedule:

  • Wednesdays – 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Davies

Location: Good Shepherd School

Cost: $195 / 10 Weeks

First Class: September 13, 2017

Last Class:  November 15, 2017

Description: Get ready for a hands-on, LIVE musical experience designed to introduce children to rhythm, instruments, and singing! With a strong focus on live music, participants will have the opportunity to play drums, egg shakers, recorders, bells, rhythm sticks, triangles, guitar, and more. The children learn beginner note reading and participate in a wide array of interactive songs, dances, and games designed to improve their listening and motor skills and show them how to keep a beat. The teacher uses live piano to lead sing-alongs, and children will learn a variety of musical styles from around the world. This class will prepare students for private or group music instruction program.


 Youth Strings Program JR  at the St. John School- SJS Students Only!

Age: Grades K3 – K5
Schedule:

  • Fridays – 2:45-3:30 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 Friday, November 10th for Veteran’s Day

Description: Led by Suzuki trained instructor Nicole Kootz, students for this beginning strings class will start out with a box violin as they learn to properly handle and care for a string instrument. We will learn rest position, guitar position, playing position, proper posture, and develop beautiful bow holds, all without the worry of possibly dropping and damaging rental instruments. We will play a variety of educational games to develop our violin skills as well as basic musical concepts, such as if the pitch is higher or lower, and marching along with different songs to learn all about the beat. There may also be fun stories about different composers along the way!

Once everyone in class can demonstrate proper handling of their box violin, we will use the last few classes of the session to transfer to a violin. We will learn string names, the start of using our fingers to find notes, and play our first E string Concerto. 

Expectation for first class: That everyone has a box violin, which can either be constructed with a macaroni box and paint stirrer, or can be purchased here: http://www.sharmusic.com/Accessories/Teaching-Aids/Cherub-Box-Violin-and-Bow.axd#sthash.F6iEvzm4.dpbs. Instructions can be provided to parents who wish to make their own. 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.