(Birth – 7)
11-WEEK SPRING SESSION BEGINS MONDAY, APRIL 2nd
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Thanks for your interest in Little Roots! 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 prepare them 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 (We Recommend ALL New Families Start With A Family Class.)
(45 minute classes for all ages with caregivers)
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 will also learn how to use music as a tool at home to strengthen the family bond. We recommend that all families start here and this class can be repeated until the child is ready to move into Stomp & Drum or Stomp & Strum.
11 weeks/$200 (plus annual $25 registration fee.)
A Note From Little Roots Director Amanda Panda – If your family has not participated in a Little Roots program here yet, we strongly suggest you begin your child’s musical journey with a Family Class. This class is mixed ages from birth to age 7 and is charged per family, not per child.Our Family Class is be the best way to get your family acquainted with our Little Roots program and for the whole family to enjoy making music with each other and other families. Once we get to know your child through the Family Class, we are able to continue finding the most enjoyable class for them to learn music each session. If the family class doesn’t fit with your schedule, please let us know which class you’re interested in, and we will make sure it is the right fit for them. If you have any other questions I am happy to help. I look forward to meeting your family!
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. Recommended first step: Little Roots Family. This class can be repeated until the child is ready to move into Stomp & Strum (ages 4&5). 11 weeks/$200 (plus annual $25 registration fee.)
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. Recommended first steps: Little Roots Family or Stomp & Drum. This class can be repeat ed until the child is ready to move into Strum & Sing, Fiddle & Whistle, or Songwriting (ages 5-7). 11 weeks/$200 (plus annual $25 registration fee.)
Little Roots Strum and Sing
(45-minute classes for 5, 6 & 7 yr olds)
Little Roots Fiddle and Whistle
(45-minute classes for 5, 6 & 7 year olds)
Fiddle & Whistle introduces children to the Pennywhistle
and the Fiddle. Kids learn simple folk tunes and play musical games. Children get acquainted with the fiddle, exploring its parts and sounds as well as proper handling and bow technique. Instruments are provided for in-class practice and children take whistles home at the end of the session. (No additional cost). This class can be repeated or child may move into Strum & Sing or Songwriting (ages 5-7) 11 weeks/$200 (plus $25 annual registration fee.)
(45 minutes class for 4-7 year olds)
Kids are natural storytellers and this fun class will show them how to bring their stories to life in song. Students create lyrics and learn how to combine them with melodies. This class is all about collaboration, creativity, and building confidence. Songwriting may be repeated or the child may move into Fiddle & Whistle or Strum & Sing (ages 5-7). 11 wks/$200 (plus $25 annual registration fee.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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