Sing. Move. Play. Learn.
Playing music is a creative pursuit and developing creativity is good for the mind, body and soul. It strengthens emotional and intellectual connections and is a formidable form of self-expression.
Participation in music at any age can help improve one’s learning ability and memory by stimulating different patterns of brain development. “Music simply stimulates parts of the brain that are related to reading, math, and emotional development” says music specialist Meredith LeVande.
Children and adults who become involved in a music class, learn an instrument, or join a musical ensemble, learn and reinforce important musical and life skills. These skills include: developing pitch, beat and rhythm awareness, learning to read and play the musical score, an ability to work with a team, develop leadership skills and learn to respond appropriately to instruction. Self-discipline is enhanced with regular practice outside of the lesson times and while performing at lessons.
Playing music together can also provide a much-needed outlet of social connection for children and adults. Social skills are expanded and self-confidence is gained through public performance.
From dancing with your baby to hearing the notes of your child’s first composition, Kindermusik is that one special place where you and your child can play, sing, dance, and giggle together. Julie, a trained and licensed Kindermusik educator, joyfully guides the class from one activity to the next and helps you understand what your child is learning musically, cognitively, and developmentally.
4 to 12 year olds can further develop their blossoming musical skills by having creative and playing based piano lessons. Older beginner piano students and adults are also welcome to experience the available creative piano playing program.
Secondary students or adults can have clarinet lessons. Total beginners are encouraged, and lessons in and out of school hours are available. Senior secondary students are particularly invited, if particular study is needed for secondary or tertiary exams.
Drums and Percussion
For the developing drummer or percussionist, creative technical and style focused drumming, xylophone or vibraphone lessons are provided. Upper primary and early secondary beginners are invited to apply, and senior students wishing for technique extension and drums/tuned percussion style playing are particularly welcome.