Start the new school year off right – learn all that Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Early Childhood Program has to offer by attending an Open House on Friday, September 7, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, or Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm! Children ages 9 months to 5 years and their adults are invited to join in the fun of a music and movement class at 10:30 am on Friday and 2:00 pm on Saturday, followed by a brief Q & A with faculty, and a reception during which you can socialize with other families.
Exercises and games during classes involve singing, moving and improvising; using small percussion instruments to promote inner hearing and rhythmic sensitivity; and working with a variety of whimsical materials to inspire the imagination. Through these activities, our talented faculty members guide young students to develop many of the skills involved in music-making and a joyful bond grows between children and their adults as they listen, sing and move together with the music.
For families interested in taking the first steps in learning to play an instrument, Little Pipers Recorder Classes, Suzuki Pre-Twinklers for Violin and Beginning Ukulele are hands-on classes for older threes and up. Other offerings include Petite Chorus, an introduction to the world of choral singing and Saturday Songs, a class where children ages 3 and 4 explore musical concepts. These fun, interactive and informative classes are a great way to introduce young children to musical instruction in a social setting with other children of similar ages, and is the perfect first step to private lesson instruction as children get older.