Created by the faculty of Third Street Music School, Music To Grow On introduces young children to the joy of early music, movement and dance participation. Drawing inspiration from the very best approaches to early childhood music education (Kodaly, Dalcroze, Orff and Suzuki), Music To Grow On offers young children and their parents a range of musical experiences to share and enjoy. Children love taking one, two or three classes, creating their own musical menus. Classes are available for newborns through five-year-olds. Music To Grow On classes are taught in 16
Music, movement and delight combine in this guided exploration of songs, rhymes and musical games. With her ukelele, teacher Ashley Byler encourages children to respond creatively to the music they share and supports their growth throughout the program. Musician visits highlight key areas of learning.
Ages: Infants – crawlers | Wednesday | 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. With parent/caregiver participation.
Ages: Walkers – 2.5 years | Monday | 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. With parent/caregiver participation.
2.5 – 4 years | Wednesday | 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. This class is for children only.
FAMILY MUSIC TIME
Meet the newest member of Music To Grow On! Family Music Time is an opportunity for you and your children to join together in singing, movement and improvisation. Teacher Ashley Byler invites you to explore the foundational elements of music through guided participation. Class includes guest musicians and parent/ caregiver participation.
Ages: Infants – 5 years | Saturday | 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. 20% discount for each additional sibling
Piano Party is a lively piano class for our youngest musicians! Children enjoy singing together, playing musical games, drumming and trying out new songs on the piano. By the end of the semester, children are able to play songs such as “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Hot Cross Buns.” This is a wonderful experience to share with your child and the perfect preparation for future piano pursuits.
Ages: 2.5 – 3 years | Thursday | 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instrument Adventures sets the stage for children’s beginning instrumental journey. Guest musicians visit the class, often with their students, allowing children to hear and try a variety of instruments. Movement, singing and rhythm activities enrich and extend these visits. This class is for children only.
Ages: 3.5 – 5 years | Saturday | 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT WITH MIK
Designed and led by Mik Manenti, these one-of-a-kind classes spark young children’s imaginations and deepen their creative engagement through music, movement and storytelling. Class includes live piano accompaniment and parent/caregiver participation.
Ages: Walkers – 2 years | Thursday | 9:00 – 9:45 a.m
2 – 3 years | Thursday | 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
2.5 – 4 years | Thursday | 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Children love this opportunity to move and respond to new music. Join Shannon Chapman in exploring creative movement activities based on foundational dance skills. Class includes live piano accompaniment and parent/caregiver participation
Ages: Walkers – 2.5 years | Tuesday | 10:00 –10:45 a.m.
Bring on the tutus! Pre-Ballet is a happy introduction to basic ballet and dance skills. Children’s imagination, rhythm, spatial awareness and coordination grow through expressive movement, music and mime. Includes live piano accompaniment. This class is for children only.
Ages: 2.5 months – 4 years | Tuesday | 12:30 –1:15 p.m.
Ages: 3 – 5 years | Tuesday | 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.