Early Childhood

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Jean Lyons School of Music is proud to offer a variety of early childhood programs 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 programs are currently being offered at our School:

Music, Movement & Make-Believe Classes (Toddlers and Preschoolers)

These early childhood (toddlers and preschoolers) classes 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.



2017 Music, Movement & Make-Believe Schedule

FRIDAYS

September 29 to November 24 (8 Classes – no class November 10th)

0 to 2 Years

10:00am – 10:45am

Instructor: Holly Duff

Cost: $88

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SATURDAYS

September 30 to November 25 (8 Classes – no class November 11th)

3 to 5 Years (Preschool 3 or Preschool 4)

11:15am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Holly Duff

Cost: $88

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2018 Music, Movement & Make-Believe Schedule

FRIDAYS

January 19, 2018 to March 9, 2018
(8 Classes)

0 to 2 Years

10:00am – 10:45am

Instructor: Holly Duff

Cost: $88

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SATURDAYS

January 20, 2018 to March 10, 2018
(8 Classes)

3 to 5 Years (Preschool 3 or Preschool 4)

11:15am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Holly Duff

Cost: $88

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