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Holiday Video Series
(December only)
     In-Person Winter Session
(January-March)

Two smiling mothers are holding their toddlers on their laps, the children are holding mallets and playing a drum

Early Childhood Music 

Instructor: Nell Buchman
LocationStudio 14, Lawrence Community Music School (lower level)

Cancellation Policy:
A 50% refund is given prior to the first class; no refund is given after class begins.

Community Guidelines  Tuition Assistance


A child's musical education begins with the melody and rhythm of the parent's voice. It continues with the support of family and school as voice, body, and spirit begin to respond to and create music. Community Music School classes foster the development and refinement of general musical ability by providing an environment that is rich in the language of music. The activities learned in class are easily repeated at home, thus nurturing basic skills, strengthening the musical bond between child and caregiver, and building support for the future study of an instrument.

Four class sessions are scheduled during the year: eight-week sessions in the fall and spring and six-week sessions in the winter and summer.

Classes

Each class meets once per week for a 30-minute session. Children may miss a class due to illness, vacation, or family events; because classes run at max enrollment, we do not offer make-up or switching options for absences.

Click on the classes below for more information.

Music for the Very Young
(birth-5 years; classes grouped by age)
Form a learning team with your child as you explore rhythm and melody in fun classes that feature age-appropriate songs, games, and activities designed to give experience with basic musical concepts. This hands-on class utilizes traditional, folk, and percussion instruments. Classes are grouped by age and for child and parent/caregiver pairs. No siblings, please.

Class Enrollment: minimum 5 students, maximum 8 students
 
Music for the Very Young - Siblings
(1-5 years)
This family class encourages siblings to have fun singing, playing instruments, and sharing musical activities. Class is for a parent/caregiver and two children of different ages (not appropriate for twins under the age of 2).

Class Enrollment: minimum 6 students, maximum 8 students
 
Music and Movement
(4-5 years)
This class provides the opportunity for your child to develop coordination, personal awareness, and self-expression through imaginative movement to music.


Class Enrollment: minimum 5 students, maximum 8 students
 

For your health and safety, Music and Movement will not run during the winter 2022 session.
 


2021 Holiday Video Series

While our next in-person session doesn’t begin until 2022, that doesn’t mean the musical fun has to end - we’re excited to offer a holiday video series in the meantime! The whole family can enjoy singing and dancing along to four winter-themed videos from Ms. Nell’s 2020 online session. Registered families will be sent class resources (including song lyric sheets) and links to videos that can be watched as many times as they want throughout December.

Schedule:
  • Four videos and song sheets available December 6–January 3
Fee:
  • $29 per family

Registration is open!

Click the button below to sign up.

Registration Form
 


Winter 2022: 6-Week Session

Registration is open!

Click the button below to sign up.

Registration Form


Schedule: weekly, 30-minute classes
  • Tuesday: January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 23; March 1*
  • Thursday: January 20, 27; February 3, 17, 25; March 3, 10*
  • Sunday: January 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6*

* Make-up in case of teacher illness or LCMS weather-related closure.

Time Age Class Price
Tuesday      
8:30 a.m. 0-11 months Music for the Very Young  $71
9:30 a.m. 1-3 years Music for the Very Young - CLOSED $71
10:30 a.m. 2-4 years Music for the Very Young $71
11:30 a.m. 1-5 years Siblings $130
       
Thursday
8:30 a.m.

0-11 months

Music for the Very Young

$71
9:30 a.m. 3-5 years Music for the Very Young - CLOSED $71
10:30 a.m. 1-3 years Music for the Very Young $71
       
Sunday
3:00 p.m.

1-3 years

Music for the Very Young

$71

 

Safety Guidelines
  • Adults who attend class with the child(ren) must be vaccinated and masked. The teacher will also be masked.
  • Children 3 years and older must be masked at all times. As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics2-year-old children are encouraged to wear a mask for their health and safety
  • We will do our best to provide musical activities that can be completed with social distancing.
  • The lobby is not available for “play time” before or after classes.
  • There are 30 minutes scheduled between classes to allow the air in the room to be cleaned.

4 photos: two young siblings playing the marimba, young children and their parents/guardians holding a rope in a circle while singing a song, a smiling mother holding her toddler as they play the drum, a toddler catching a ball with a huge smile