Music Classes

All of our early childhood movement & music classes for babies, toddlers & kids include the world renowned Musikgarten curriculum to encourage music literacy and appreciation from infancy.  If you want to create an appreciation for music, movement, and all things creative in your child there is no better program, and no better time to start!  Please see below for our selection of music and movement classes for babies, toddlers and kids ages 3-7.

Baby Music Discoverers

  • Age: 0-18  Months
  • Tuition: $210
  • Length of class: 45 minutes
  • Instructor: Stefanie Swinnard (SS) & Sarah Lubbe (SL)
  • Location: Lorne Street Studio

Play musically with your baby through bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, dancing, moving and singing. Musical play activities are designed to increase your child’s curiosity about music, to develop listening skills and a sense of beat, and to establish the foundation for singing and musical thought. Also included in this class are infant massage techniques and baby sign language to encourage baby/caregiver bonding and communication. There is no better time to introduce your child to music than in the brief but important infancy stage.

Schedule

Fall 2017 

  • Tuesdays 9:30-10:15am | Sep 12 to Jan 16, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 10 & Dec 26 (SS)
  • Tuesdays 5:30-6:15pm | Sep 12 to Jan 16, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 10 & Dec 26 (SL)
  • Sundays 9:30-10:15am | Sep 10 to Jan 14, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 24 & Dec 31 (SL)

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Preschool Music Adventurers

Celebrate your child’s love of nature and growing independence through activities which focus on the seasons of the year. Classes are designed to build attention and self expression and include singing, poetry, moving, focused listening, musical games, musical instruments, and creative storytelling. This program begins to develop strength throughout the body, encouraging whole body awareness, which is a perfect segue into dance classes. Using our dramatic games we also incorporate emotional awareness and development. These classes remain a favourite in our satellite schools as they progress as stories from start to finish. These classes are perfect for children who are just beginning to establish social groups. Parents do not attend these classes but will often be invited in to see what we've been working on.

Schedule

Fall 2017 

  • Saturdays 9:30-10:30am | Sep 9 to Jan 13, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 7, Nov 11, Dec 23 & Dec 30 (SL)
  • Saturdays 10:45-11:45am | Sep 9 to Jan 13, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 7, Nov 11, Dec 23 & Dec 30 (SL)
  • Sundays 11:30am-12:30pm | Sep 10 to Jan 14, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 24 & Dec 31 (SL)
  • Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm | Sep 12 to Jan 16, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 10 & Dec 26 (SL)

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Primary Music Trailblazers II

  • Age: 6-7 Years
  • Tuition: $62.50/month (4 months) or $250 total
  • Length of class: 60 minutes
  • Instructor:  Janelle Reid
  • Location: River Market Studio

Our second level of Primary Music Trailblazers is a continuation of the skills in Primary 1. However, because of Musikgartens whole body learning philosophy as well as their keen understanding of how children learn music (through the ear, then through the eyes) any child of the appropriate age for this class will find their musical foundation growing with ease. Students continue to explore sounds of instruments and animals while enjoying take adventures through our “Cattail Marsh” and “Meadow” themes. The themes allow us to create stories and dramatic play around the animals and activities we find in our take home materials. This term includes more advanced, but still accessible, rhythmic patterns as well as introduces tonal patterns.

Schedule

Fall 2017 

  • Saturdays 11:45am-12:45pm | Sep 9 to Jan 13, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 7, Nov 11, Dec 23 & Dec 30

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Music for Us

  • Age: 0-5 Years
  • Cost: Free!
  • Length of class: 30 minutes
  • Location: River Market Studio
Parents are invited to bring their children ages 0-5 to enjoy music activities from this early childhood music class offered by The Stage New West. We will sing and use basic instruments while enjoying all the wonderful benefits early music education has to offer. This interactive class offers parents a chance to engage with their child and music.

Schedule

Fall 2017 (Registration opening on June 26)

  • Fridays at 10:15am & 11am

Toddler Music Explorers

Participate with your toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing listening and playing simple instruments — while developing a strong musical bond with your child. Through activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement, your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities are enhanced and further developed.

Schedule

Fall 2017 

  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:15am | Sep 12 to Jan 16, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 10 & Dec 26 (SS)
  • Tuesdays 5:30-6:15pm | Sep 12 to Jan 16, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 10 & Dec 26 (SS)
  • Saturdays 9:30-10:15am | Sep 9 to Jan 13, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 7, Nov 11, Dec 23 & Dec 30 (SS)
  • Sundays 10:30-11:15am | Sep 10 to Jan 14, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 24 & Dec 31 (SL)

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Primary Music Trailblazers I

  • Age: 5-6 Years
  • Tuition: $62.50/month (4 months) or $250 total
  • Length of class: 60 minutes
  • Instructor:  Janelle Reid
  • Location: River Market Studio

We are so pleased to be offering two levels of our popular Primary Music Trailblazers. PMT 1 includes singing, creative as well as structured movement, playing instruments and ensemble work, ear training and guided listening. This developmentally sound approach to music literacy builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory and self expressions. Students begin to work with written musical patterns. Because of Musikgarten’s whole body approach to music learning, beginners as well as those entering from our Preschool Music Explorers program will all feel successful in mastering our level 1 skills. This year focuses on your child’s fascination with nature and the community they are living in. Our semesters' themes include “My Home Place” and “Woodlands”. The themes allow us to create stories and dramatic play around the animals and activities we find in our take home materials. Each theme introduces students to the sounds of orchestral instruments individually and then in the context of an ensemble. Such a listening foundation will lead to long-term success with music reading in future classes.

Schedule

Fall 2017 

  • Saturdays 10:30-11:30am | Sep 9 to Jan 13, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 7, Nov 11, Dec 23 & Dec 30

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Nearly Free Singing Lessons!

  • Age: 8-10 Years
  • Tuition: $20
  • Length of class: 60 minutes
  • Instructor:  Janelle Reid
  • Location: River Market Studio
This year we are proud to introduce a brand new addition to our Nearly Free series! Join Miss Janelle an learn a set of holiday favourites (and maybe a couple others) while we prepare a carolling entry for the Santa Claus Parade*! Students will enjoy a choir style class that will encourage proper singing technique and ear training. This class is perfect for any child who loves to sing and is looking for a supportive environment to share their voice!

Schedule

Fall 2017 (Registration opening on June 26)

  • Saturdays 9:15-10:15am | Sep 16 to Nov 25, 2017 | No class dates: Oct 8, Nov 12

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*We are currently researching other opportunities for The Nearly Free Series to perform their numbers. As these dates, times, locations, become available we will be informing parents of other great opportunities to share what we’ve learned in the class! Stay tuned!