Early Childhood Music
The NMS early childhood music program gives younger children their first introduction to the joy of music and movement. Classes for younger children (ages 6 months through 3½ years) are designed to include a parent or other adult. Older children (ages 3 through 6) continue their musical development and explore their independence in classes without a parent present.
Early Childhood Music Classes - New Haven
Music in Motion I (with parent)
6-24-month-olds; A first exploration in music, this course awakens the natural beat within every child. Children experience pulse and rhythm through bouncing, kicking, crawling and, later, walking. Playful song activities are chosen carefully to foster early language development, while introducing pitch, phrasing, tempo and dynamics. Age-appropriate rhythm instruments help develop fundamental motor skills. Parents or caretakers share in the experience with their child.
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Music in Motion II (with parent)
2 & 3-year-olds. Action packed! Children march, bounce, jump, run and shake using props such as scarves, hoops and ribbons. As children continue to grow, this class broadens their musical understanding of pitch, phrasing, tempo and dynamics. This class serves as both a pre-instrumental and pre-dance experience.
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Music in Motion III (without parent)
3, 4 & 5-year-olds. In this first solo class without a parent, preschoolers are exposed to a world of dramatic and imaginative play, using their natural creativity to explore the world of music. Pitch, rhythm and beat-keeping are further expanded through stories, singing and instrument play. Skipping, leaping, galloping and group circle dances expand their movement repertoire. In this class we take advantage of the great learning environment of NMS and visit other teaching studios where students are introduced to a range of instruments by skilled teachers.
To register for Music in Motion III and to see specific class ages and times, select a semester below:
International Music and Dance, without parent
4 & 5-year-olds. Hola! Come on an exciting exploration of music and dance from different parts of the world. Students will learn songs in several languages and have fun learning new instruments. The class will dance to the rhythms of music from China, Ireland, Turkey, Poland, Russia, Africa, Spain and other countries.
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Why choose NMS early childhood music?
Children are joyous and curious individuals who are ready to explore the world around them. Just as each child is unique, NMS teachers draw from the great giants of early childhood music educators to create a curriculum that is uniquely suited to each group of students. Elements of Orff, Dalcroze, Feierabend, Suzuki and others are employed to create a personalized blend.
Although these classes are developed as a progression, students can join at any age and benefit from the experience.
For questions about class placement options, please contact Student Services at 203-624-5189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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