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: Allison Eykholt
Allison Eykholt is both a trained professional musician and a third generation music teacher. She has taught music nationally and internationally to students of all ages and abilities. Her youngest student has been 2 years old, and her oldest has been 86! Therefore, it is always the perfect time to learn music.
Allison is most passionate about collaboration and teaching with a whole person approach, as music benefits the mind, heart and soul. She believes much can be eased or solved with song. Allison was recently accepted into a Master of Music program with the Boston Conservatory, focusing on music education, specifically to children with special needs and autism. She currently holds a Bachelor of Arts from Earlham College.