LITTLE ROOTS

(Birth – 7)

DECEMBER 5-8
WORKSHOP WEEK
Workshops are included in tuition for current students and family members.
PLUS free childcare (limited hours) for parents of Little Roots who want to try a workshop.

DECEMBER 11
Winter Session Begins 

 

317 Main Community Music Center offers private and group music instruction in 14 instruments for every age in our historic and welcoming home in Yarmouth village.  Our Little Roots curriculum combines music-making with movement, encouraging young children to feel the music in their bodies as they learn the creative skills that will provide them with a strong foundation for a lifetime of music making.  Our team of experienced teaching artists looks forward to making music with you and your family.

 

Little Roots Family
(45 minute classes for all ages)

 

Little Roots Family is a group class for those who would like to experience a music and movement class as a family. The emphasis is on expanding the group’s comfort with traditional folk songs and Amanda Panda original lyrics with themes of nature, health, kindness and silliness. In a fun and supportive environment, families can also learn how to use music as a tool at home to strengthen the family bond. This class is offered every session and families are encouraged to continue as long as they’d like. We recommend that all families start here before moving into other Little Roots offerings.
13 weeks/$225.00($200 plus annual $25 registration fee.)

 

Little Roots Stomp and Drum
(45 minute classes for 3 & 4-yr olds)

 

Stomp and Drum will introduce your child to the joy of making music with other young friends through song, dance, play, and a hands on introduction to the djembe. Music concepts such as rhythm, pitch, and ear training are introduced through games and repetition. The class is designed to make children feel comfortable in exploring the elements of music in a group through a range of musical styles in a friendly and playful atmosphere. Prerequisite: Little Roots Family. This class is offered every session and children are encouraged to continue for as long as they are having fun!  13 weeks/$225.00

 

Little Roots Stomp and Strum
(45 minute classes for 4 & 5-yr olds)

 

Stomp and Strum will introduce your child to the joy of making music with other young friends through song, dance, play and a hands on introduction to the ukulele. Music concepts such as rhythm, pitch and ear training are introduced through games and repetition. The class is designed to make children feel comfortable in exploring the elements of music in a group through a range of musical styles in a friendly and playful atmosphere. Prerequisite: Little Roots Family. This class is offered every session and children are encouraged to continue for as long as they are having fun! 13 weeks/$225.00

 

Little Roots Strum and Sing
(45-minute classes for 5, 6 & 7 yr olds)

 

The perfect introduction to singing and strumming for your budding musician/ songwriter!  Strum and Sing will take your child through 6 weeks on the Ukulele and 6 weeks on Voice lessons. Children learn simple string tunes and songs and play fun musical games that emphasize rhythms, singing, and movement. Ukuleles are provided for in-class practice at no additional cost. Little Roots Family, Little Roots Stomp and Drum, or Little Roots Stomp and Strum are recommended but not mandatory. This class is offered every session and children are encouraged to continue for as long as they are having fun. When they are ready they can move on to Fiddle and Whistle, Discovery Ukulele or Discovery Voice.13 weeks/$225.00


Little Roots Fiddle and Whistle
(45-minute classes for 5, 6 & 7 year olds)

 

If your child is showing an interest in the fiddle,  this is the perfect class.  We spend 6 weeks playing Fiddle and 6 weeks playing the Penny Whistle. Children learn to play simple string and whistle tunes and as well as musical games that include rhythms, singing, and movement. Instruments are provided for in class practice and children get to take whistles home at the end of the session at no additional cost.  Little Roots Family, Stomp and Drum, or Stomp and Strum are recommended but not mandatory. This class is offered every session and children are encouraged to continue as long as they are having fun. When they are ready they can move on to Strum and Sing, Discovery Fiddle or Discovery Cello.
13 weeks/$225

 

Private Instruction/Custom Groups

Some families and children prefer a one-on-one relationship between student and teacher, or they may prefer to create a custom group.
Please contact our front desk at 846-9559 to check instructor availability for private lessons. For inquiries about custom groups, please contact Little Roots Director Amanda Panda at amandap@317main.org.

 

*Age exceptions in group classes are sometimes made with recommendation from instructor and must be approved by Little Roots director.

 

 

LITTLE ROOTS BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Offered Saturdays & Sundays

 

 

Create musical memories for your child (ages birth-10) with a Little Roots Birthday Party!

Parties are located at 317 Main Community Music Center and include a musical adventure with singing, dancing and games led by one of our experienced Little Roots instructors and a make-and-take craft activity.

The party includes a high-quality cake or cupcakes (12) provided by Spün Bakery as part of the experience. (Juice and table settings included.)

Leave the set up, entertainment, and clean up to us while you focus on having fun with family and friends.

 

You can get your party started  by filling out this Little-Roots-Birthday-Day-Registration-Form-3

 

Emilia Dahlin,(right) Amanda “Panda” Parkhurst, (middle) Sorcha Cribben-Merrill , (left)

 

I believe music is an essential tool for bonding.  As a parent and teacher, I have witnessed its power to  redirect energy, bring joy and laughter, and create powerful memories.  I want to thank you for making the choice for your family to let us guide you on this musical journey!

-Amanda “Panda” Parkhurst
Little Roots Director

 

MONDAY

 

Monday Little Roots Family 9am-9:45am (all ages)  with Emilia Dahlin

Monday Little Roots Stomp and Drum 10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds) w/Emilia

Monday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 11am-11:45am (4 & 5yr olds) w/Emilia

 

TUESDAY

 

Tuesday Little Roots Family 9am-9:45am (all ages) with Sorcha Cribben-Merrill

Tuesday Little Roots Stomp and Drum 10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds) w/Sorcha

Tuesday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 11am-11:45am (4 & 5yr olds) w/Sorcha

 

 

Tuesday Little Roots Fiddle and Whistle 4pm-4:45pm (5, 6 &7yr olds) with Maggie Robinson

Tuesday Little Roots Strum and Sing 5pm-5:45pm (5,  6 & 7yr olds) w/Emilia

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Wednesday Little Roots Family 9am-9:45am (all ages) w/Sorcha

Wednesday Little Roots Stomp and Drum 10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds) w/Sorcha

Wednesday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 11am-11:45am (4 & 5yr olds) w/Sorcha

Wednesday Little Roots Strum and Sing 1pm-1:45pm (5, 6 & 7yr olds) w/Sorcha

 

 

THURSDAY

 

Thursday Little Roots Family 9am-9:45am (all ages) w/Sorcha

Thursday Little Roots Stomp and Drum 10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds) w/Sorcha

Thursday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 11am-11:45am (4 & 5yr olds) w/Sorcha

 

 

FRIDAY

 

Friday Little Roots Family 9am-9:45am (all ages) w/Emilia

Friday Little Roots Stomp and Drum 10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds) w/Emilia

Friday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 11am-11:45am (4 & 5yr olds) w/Emilia

Friday NEW Little Roots Strum and Sing (5-7yr olds)  w/Leah Ringelstein 

Friday NEW Little Roots Fiddle & Whistle (5-7yr olds) w/Leah

 

SATURDAY

 

Saturday Little Roots Family  9am-9:45am (3 & 4yr olds) (10 wks 10/7-12/9) with Amanda Panda & Friends

Saturday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 10am-10:45am (4 & 5yr olds) w/Amanda & Friends

Saturday Little Roots Strum and Sing 11am-11:45am (5, 6 & 7 yr olds) w/Amanda & Friends

 

Little Roots Stomp & Drum

 

Why Early Childhood Music Education Matters

 

  • Music builds confidence

 

  • Music encourages creative expression

 

  • Music helps develop social skills

 

  • Music helps kids listen more, learn more and know more about themselves and the world around them.

 

  • Music is fun!