Early Childhood

The Early Childhood program at the New School of Music is designed to provide our youngest students with a fun and developmentally appropriate introduction to music instruction.  Each of these classes focuses on the building blocks of music and child development, using movement, ear training, simple instruments, and creative play.  Every class will provide a solid foundation of musical skills, and will help prepare children for whatever path they follow, be it group instrument classes, our choral program, or private lessons.
Musical Playdates for Toddlers ages 1 & 2 with caregiver
Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:15
$350 | Begins 2/8
Instructor: Alison Ackley

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This class provides a joyful introduction to music and will help strengthen the natural connection between music and movement, utilizing songs and rhymes, creative play, and sign language, while developing your child’s body awareness and control, listening skills, and exploration of space. Children and their parent or caregiver will gain a basic understanding of rhythm and tempo, singing skills, improvisation with simple instruments, and a foundation for a lifelong relationship with music.

Music & Movement for Preschoolers ages 3 & 4 with caregiver
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:15
$350 | Begins 2/8
Instructor: Alison Ackley
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This class provides a joyful introduction to music and will help strengthen the natural connection between music and movement, utilizing songs and rhymes, creative play, and sign language, while developing your child’s body awareness and control, listening skills, and exploration of space. Children and their parent or caregiver will gain a basic understanding of rhythm and tempo, singing skills, improvisation with simple instruments, and a foundation for a lifelong relationship with music.