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EARLY CHILDHOOD

(and a bit beyond)

The ANMS early childhood program provides young children with the building blocks to appreciate a lifetime of music and music making. Our classes are warm, welcoming, and fun, set in a school environment where the sounds of instruments surround you and your child. This time-tested program is a great first step to a childhood filled with music.


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Free drop-in musical mornings classes

Spend Thursday Mornings with your children and enjoy instructor and entertainer Ken DoRosario!

Musical Mornings combines rhythm instrument play and exploration to live music and seasonal songs, musical movement, story, and active listening.

For all of your children ages 0 - 5 years. 
Instructor: Ken DoRosario
Thursdays: 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Tuition: No Charge, must RSVP, space is limited

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Meet Ken

Ken is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, an experienced teacher, and father of three young children.


MUSIC & MOVEMENT FOR AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS

JOY OF MUSIC 3S

The language of music is instilled in these young students’ ears, hearts and minds. This unique curriculum has evolved over the years, using elements of the Kodaly Method of vocal emphasis (song) and the ORFF approach to percussion (instruments). Each child’s musical horizons are broadened and creative ways of thinking are expanded, inspiring confidence in the future pursuit of musical endeavors. This course requires an adult partner.

Age 3 with adult partner
Instructor: Kim Petot
Saturday: 10:00 – 10:45 am
Tuition: $150 for 8 Sessions
We offer two 8 week sessions per semester. 

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JOY OF MUSIC 4S

Children can be independently immersed in musical learning at this age. We investigate traditional orchestral instruments and explore all elements of music through the use of singing, movement, and playing songs on percussion instruments (xylophones, etc.). At this level, children attend class without an adult partner.

Age 4 without adult partner
Instructor: Kim Petot
Saturday: 11:00 – 11:45 am
Tuition: $150 for 8 Session
We offer two 8 week sessions per semester.

 
XylophoneUkulele and World Drumming for 5-6 year old students are geared towards the young emerging reader. Students receive an instrument to take home, along with a folder of music and support work sheets. Notation and basic music knowledge is acquired through games, worksheets, movement, ensemble playing and group practice.
 
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XYLOPHONE BAND

This band is accessible to students whose fine motor skills are still emerging, as xylophone playing only requires gross motor skills. Movement, worksheets and music games are a large part of the many educational activities your child will experience. A home instrument is included in the tuition. Full year enrollment required.

Ages 5-6 years
Instructor: Kim Petot
Saturday: 12:00 – 12:45 pm
Tuition: $650 for 30 Sessions

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WORLD DRUMMING & UKULELE

Join in an exciting music, movement, drumming and strumming class where children integrate and assimilate rhythm and melody into their lives. Your child will learn the basics of world drumming as well as ukulele, taught via music from around the globe. Instruments provided.

Ages 5-6 years
Instructor: Kim Petot
Wednesday: 4:00 – 4:30 pm
Tuition: $300 for 15 Sessions

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Intro to UKULELE  

Intro to Ukulele is a fun and easy, sing and play along series of ukulele lessons for youngsters, taught by our wonderful Early Childhood Instructor, Kim Petot. This is intended for young, beginning ukulele players and covers basic chords and strumming in Kim’s warm, and friendly manner. Graduates of our Joy of Music program are encouraged to join. Instruments will be provided.  

Ages 5-6 years
Instructor: Kim Petot
Friday: 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $150 for 8 Sessions
We offer two 8 week sessions per semester.

 

MORE GROUP INSTRUMENT CLASSES

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PIANO LAB

Our Piano Lab curriculum, for children age 6 to 9 years, develops strong piano and musicianship skills which translates into successful future private study. At the completion of each Lab, students will have a collection of standard piano repertoire.

Instructor: Kim Petot

Piano Lab I

The shared learning experience of the small group of seven children, with adult partners, creates a social environment that young learners thrive in.
Ages 6-7 years
Monday: 3:30 – 4:15 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Friday: 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 – 9:45 am
Tuition: $625 for 30 Sessions

Piano Lab II

Many emerging young pianists will flourish with the opportunity to review and strengthen piano skills learned in Piano Lab I before taking private lessons. Students attend this class without an adult partner. Completion of Piano Lab I is helpful, but not required.
Ages 7-8 years
Monday: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Tuition: $625 for 30 Sessions

Piano Lab III

This transitional class is geared to the young pianist that still desires the support of a group experience, without an adult partner, before entering into private study.
Ages 8-9 years
Monday: 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Tuition: $625 for 30 Sessions

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INTRO TO GUITAR

This class is a beginning guitar class for children. The primary goal is to establish contact with the instrument in a fun way, and introduce young players to basic concepts of guitar and music. At the first meeting, the teacher will supply guidelines for purchasing an appropriate guitar.

Ages 5-6 years
Instructor: Tim Cohen
Saturday: 11:00 – 11:30 am
Tuition: $150 for 8 Sessions
We offer two 8 week sessions per semester.