Early Childhood Music Classes
In a fun and informal setting we sing, boogie, play percussive instruments, dance, listen, get very silly, sing lullabies and so much more. Together we explore sounds, words, pitch, tempo, melody, tone, meter, rhythm, dynamics, beat, movement and dance, all in a non-performance environment where every child and parent is able to experience their style of learning with no expectations – just play! Children can progress from one class to the next, following the Feierabend Music Curriculum as they grow! For more information about the curriculum, click here.
– Rhythmic chants
– Creative movement (from small finger-plays to large motor movement activities and dancing)
– Instrument play (The play-along jam session is a lot of fun!)
Itty Bitties 101 (ages 3 months-12 months) 9:00am-9:45am
Itty Bitties 201 (ages 12 months-18 months) 10:15am- 11:00am
Toddle Musicians 301 (ages 19 months-24 months) 11:15-12:00pm
Budding Musicians 401 (ages 2T -4T) 3:00-3:45
Itty Bitties 101 – 201
Mommy-Daddy and me time is one of your baby’s favorite things – AND it’s one of the best things for your baby’s developing mind. Your baby’s brain is filled with billions of neurons waiting to be connected through sensory stimulation. Opus Music Academy’s Mommy-Daddy and me baby music classes offer a sensory-rich environment to create and strengthen neural pathways, enhance your bond with your child, and help you understand the stages of their development.
Babies enjoy exploring, reacting to new sounds, sensations, and environments. They’ll begin to use developmentally appropriate instruments like: shakers, rattles, drums, and tambourines in activities designed to develop both hemispheres of the brain. There’s plenty of side-by-side play with other babies in class, and you’ll get to cuddle, hum, and dance together: all key inputs into your baby’s ability to develop early bonding and social skills.
Along with learning songs and exploring instruments, older infants will start to develop both gross and fine motor skills through fingerplays, movement, and discovering how their bodies work as they become new walkers.
No matter if your baby is 12 weeks, 12 months, or anywhere in between, there’s something for them to learn and ways to grow in Opus Music Academy’s Mommy-Daddy and me baby music classes.
Toddle Musicians 301 and Budding Musicians 401
For your developing toddler, every day brings new discoveries and opportunities to explore the world. Despite a display of independence, your toddler still longs for your safety and security. Opus Music Academy’s Mommy-Daddy and me music class (and Music and Me) for toddlers and preschoolers provide the comfort of the familiar while also seeking the challenge of something new.
Opus Music Academy’s toddler and preschool music classes encourage your child to be creative, to initiate their own ideas, and to respond in their own ways, while you as their parent or daycare provider participate, giving them the security they need. Playing instruments, singing, moving, and exploring uncover an engaging musical world while building their confidence, self-control, and communication skills.
Meet the Instructors: Megan Keefe
Megan Keefe has been a percussionist since elementary school and played throughout high school. She was also actively involved in musical theater and choir. Megan currently sings with a choir group at her home parish located in Wayzata, MN. Megan grew up in the Twin Cities area and happily returned after completing her degree at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She has a Bachelor of Science in Unified Early Childhood as well as a certificate in Women’s Studies.
Megan has ample early childhood experience having most recently worked at The Goddard School in Lakeville as a Lead Teacher. Previously in Eau Claire she worked both at the Regis Child Development Center as a Float Teacher and at the Children’s Nature Academy as a Lead-Qualified Assistant Teacher. Megan was also previously employed at the Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center in Plymouth, MN as an Assistant Teacher. In addition, Megan received her CPR Certification, First Aid Certification, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Shaken Baby Training, and Blood Borne Pathogens Training in the Spring of 2019.