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MUSIC CLASSES For children from birth to 3.5 with parent/caregiver

45 minute sessions - Fees are listed at the bottom of this page

To help parents gain insight into the fascinating role of musical learning in early childhood, we’re pleased to recommend to all of our parents an informative and practical booklet “Getting In Tune: The Powerful Influence of Music on Young Children’s Development”published by the Zero to Three Organization.

"Getting in Tune" - pdf


MUSIC ADVENTURES  ArtsCetera’s own music program brings together an eclectic group of children’s musicians to create a multi-lingual, multi-level music experience. The star of our program is our
imaginary mascot Arfie, who comes to life through singer/songwriter Morgan Taylor, the creator of the
wildly popular stage show Gustafer Yellowgold. Each Arfie song collection features a musical lesson song
which helps parents teach their children things they need to know as they grow, like how to meet a dog
and how to cross the street safely. Classes include a CD and illustrated booklet each semester.


CLASS FORMAT AND AGE GROUPINGS


In MIXED-AGE CLASSES (birth to 3.5) children participate according to their developmental level and personality in a fun group environment. Infants and toddlers learn through what comes naturally - sounding, singing, moving, playing percussive instruments, observing and imitating. We build on your child’s innate musicality, and encourage children to “plug themselves in” without the expectation of formal participation. Our activities are accessible for all, from babies who bounce and coo, to toddlers who find the beat. Children build skills in a shared learning environment, and participants pool their abilities to create a dynamic musical experience.


INFANT CLASSES for babies up to 12 months, are a gentle introduction to the experience of music-making.
Moms, dads and caregivers create the experience for the youngest of the young, and as the babies grow,
they become more active in their participation. Most “graduate” into mixed age classes sometime after their
first birthday, all depending on their shifting nap schedules. While many babies are more comfortable with
this approach, some do enjoy mixed-age classes, depending on their personality.


CLASSES for babies up to 18 months, generally “bridge the gap” for infants who are soon to be full-on
toddlers. These classes work well for kids who enjoy a relatively calm group experience, but are moving into
being more actively engaged in music-making.


Please call or email if you have questions on choosing the right class for your child.

 

ARFIE'S ART & PLAY

(with parent/caregiver; one hour sessions)


ARFIE’S ART AND PLAY 20 months to 4 years  is a great option for kids who enjoy a big helping of musical
play with their weekly art projects. The class incorporates movement, books and music activities as doors
to the imagination, using our Arfie song collections. Both collaborative group projects and “take home” solo
projects figure into each session. Art classes run for a full hour.  Families receive a CD collection with the class.
Developed by Vicki
Devor and Nanette De Cillis,
taught by Nanette De Cillis.

 

BABY MUSIC PLAYGROUP

(with parent/caregiver)

Nanette's baby music playgroup brings together babies from 6 to 12 months, in a relaxed yet stimulating environment.  Enjoy playtime with age appropriate toys, circle time with music, and share in conversation to support your baby’s earliest social interactions.  Drop-ins available with advance rsvp.

 

SING ALONG & OPEN PLAY

Experts say our children are not getting enough unstructured play time, which they report is essential for healthy development.  Here's a great way to add more free play time to your child's lif in a safe, welcoming environment. Some sessions include a short Sing Along segment to add to the fun. Creative play for all ages from infants up to 5 years. Toys, coloring, puzzles, etc., reading corner.

Drop-In, No Registration or Reservations Needed;    Parent/caregiver supervised with an ArtsCetera staffer on hand. $10 per session.

 

 


 

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   TUITION FEES AND CLASS MATERIALS

MUSIC ADVENTURES: $265 - SIBLING FEE (10 MONTHS & UP): $125.00. Tuition includes 10 classes; includes a music CD and accompanying booklet.

ARFIE'S ART & PLAY: $265 - SIBLING FEE FOR SIBLINGS WHO MEET THE AGE REQUIREMENTS): $150. Tuition includes 10 classes and all art materials.

 

Infants 9 months and under attend free when accompanying a registered older sibling in a mixed-age music class!