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
Ages: birth-5 years

Community Guidelines  

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 nurture basic skills, strengthen the musical bond between child and caregiver, and build support for the future study of an instrument.


Summer 2020: 6-Week Online Session

  • Dates: June 15, 22; July 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Age: birth-5 years
  • Price: $39 per family

While the Lawrence University campus is closed, we're excited to offer an online summer session! Each week, sing, play, and dance along to a new class video from our instructor Ms. Nell. Videos are pre-recorded so you can watch as many times as you'd like at your own pace. Lyric sheets will be provided.

“Since I can’t be with you in person this summer, I am so happy to at least be virtually with you. Please know that I miss all of you and send my love through song!”
— Ms. Nell


Registration is open!

Click the button below to register.

Registration Form

It's not too late to join the fun!

Registration will remain open past the date of the first class, and registrants will gain access to all class videos (including weeks they missed) and resources.

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