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
Location: Shattuck Hall - Lawrence Conservatory of Music

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.

If your child (1-4 years) has special needs, please contact our office to discuss placement: 920-993-6278.

 


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-3 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 - Multi-Age
(1-5 years)
Enjoy making music with friends from a variety of age groups! This class is designed to offer your family the flexibility to fit the joy music into your schedule while preserving the same educational benefits. Class is 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
 

Music and Movement will not run during the summer 2021 session.


Summer 2021: 6-Week Session

 

Registration is closed for this session.

Please fill out our interest form to receive information on future sessions.

 

Schedule: weekly, 30-minute classes
  • Tuesday: June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20
  • Thursday: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22
Time Age Class Price
Tuesday      
9:15 a.m. 1 - 5 years Music for the Very Young - Multi-Age  (CLOSED) $69
10:00 a.m. 2 - 4 years Music for the Very Young  (CLOSED) $69
10:45 a.m. birth - 1 year Music for the Very Young  (CLOSED) $69
11:30 a.m. 1 - 5 years Music for the Very Young - Siblings  (CLOSED) $128
       
Thursday
9:15 a.m.

1 - 5 years

Music for the Very Young - Multi-Age  (CLOSED)

$69
10:00 a.m. 1 - 3 years Music for the Very Young (CLOSED) $69
10:45 a.m. 3 - 5 years Music for the Very Young  (CLOSED) $69
11:30 a.m. 1 - 5 years Music for the Very Young - Siblings  (CLOSED) $128

 

Safety Guidelines

Adults and 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.

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