Jean Lyons School of Music is proud to offer a variety of early childhood music programs, including Suzuki Method, which will enhance your child’s development and instill a lifelong love of music. Many studies have shown that music helps a child’s intelligence, math, science, language and social skills, and is best learned at a young age.
The following Early Childhood Music Programs are currently being offered at our School:
Music, Movement & Make-Believe Classes (Toddlers and Preschoolers)
Our early childhood music classes (toddlers and preschoolers) are based on the Orff and Kodaly music methods. Orff is an internationally recognized developmental approach to holistic music education developed by German composer Carl Orff (1895-1982), while Kodaly was an early 20th century Hungarian educator whose method placed a great importance on the development of pitch and rhythm. Learning Orff / Kodaly can help a child learn a formal instrument later.
In our program/lessons, children create their own music and delight in imaginative play. Classes incorporate singing, rhymes, playing percussion instruments like shakers, sticks and drums, creative movement, folk dance formations and dramatic play. Musical activities often include scarves, puppets or felt shapes.
These classes are designed to flow seamlessly into our private lessons, which are further complemented by Piano Play, Studio Club and Ensemble Enrichment Classes.
Parent participation is mandatory in the toddler class (0-2 years old), making this music education experience a family bonding activity.
“It is delightful to see my child enjoying every moment of the music, movement and make-believe class!” – Amy T.
Music, Movement & Make-Believe Schedule
April 26, 2019 to June 14, 2019
0 to 2 Years
10:00am – 10:45am
Teacher: Holly Duff
April 27, 2019 to June 15, 2019
3 to 4 Years (Preschool 3 or Preschool 4)
11:15am – 12:00pm
Teacher: Holly Duff