Created by the music faculty of Third Street Music School, Music To Grow On introduces young children to the joy of early music, movement and dance participation. Drawing inspiration from the very best approaches to early childhood music education (Kodaly, Dalcroze, Orff and Suzuki), Music To Grow On offers young children and their parents a range of musical experiences to share and enjoy. Children love taking one, two or three classes simultaneously, creating their own musical menus. Classes are designed for infants through five-year-olds. Register for the full year or by semester.
Music & Movement Classes
MOVEMENT WITH MIK
Designed and led by Mik Manenti, these one-of-a-kind classes spark young children’s imaginations and deepen their creative engagement through music, movement and storytelling. Class includes live piano accompaniment and parent/caregiver participation.
Ages Walkers – 2 years | Thursday | 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. | $600/$1,100
Ages 2 – 3 years | Thursday | 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. | $600/$1,100
Ages 2.5 – 4 years | Thursday | 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. | $600/$1,100
Bring on the tutus! Pre-Ballet is a lively introduction to basic ballet and dance skills. Children’s imagination, rhythm, spatial awareness and coordination grow through expressive movement, music and mime. Includes live piano accompaniment. This class is for children only.
Ages 2.5 – 4 years | Tuesday | 12:30 – 1:15 a.m. | $600/$1,100
Ages 3 – 5 years | Tuesday | 1:30 – 2:15 a.m. | $600/$1,100
DALCROZE WITH YUKIKO
We are happy to introduce our new Dalcroze program! Dalcroze is an internationally recognized approach to musical learning. Tapping into children’s natural love of movement, singing, and play, Yukiko inspires her young students to explore musical elements and to develop musical listening skills that form the foundation for future learning and instrument study. Class includes live piano accompaniment and parent/caregiver participation.
Ages 2.5-3.5 years | Mondays | 10:15-11:00 a.m.| $600/$1,100
Music, movement and delight combine in this guided exploration of songs, rhymes and musical games. With her ukelele, teacher Ashley Byler encourages children to respond creatively to the music they share and supports their growth throughout the program. Musician visits highlight key areas of learning.
Ages Infants – crawlers | Wednesday | 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. | $600/$1,100 Class includes guest musicians and parent/caregiver participation.
Ages Walkers – 2.5 years | Monday | 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. | $600/$1,100 Class includes guest musicians and parent/caregiver participation.
FAMILY MUSIC TIME
Family Music Time is an opportunity for you and your children to join together in singing, movement and improvisation. Teacher Ashley Byler invites you to explore the foundational elements of music through guided participation. Class includes guest musicians and parent/caregiver participation.
Ages Infants – 5 years | Saturday | 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. | $600/$1,100
20% discount for each additional sibling
Instrument Adventures sets the stage for children’s beginning instrumental journey. Guest musicians visit the class, often with their students, allowing children to hear and try a variety of instruments. Movement, singing and improvisation enrich and extend these visits. This class is for children only.
Ages 3.5 to 5 years | Saturday | 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. or 11:30-12:15 | $960/$1,880
This is a one-of-a-kind introduction to piano for preschoolers! Musical games, singing and movement are linked to activities at the keyboard in a holistic approach to the development of beginner piano, musicianship and improvisation skills. Your child will be encouraged to explore and feel at home at the keyboard! Class includes parent/caregiver participation.
Ages 3-4 years | Monday|11:15 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. | $600/$1,100