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LITTLE ROOTS
(Birth – 6)

Winter Session Begins December 10
Registration will continue through January at a pro-rated price
All Classes are 12 weeks/$218 (+ $25 annual registration fee)

Birthday Parties Are Back For Winter Session!

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 experience a Little Roots family music class!!

 

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 6 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 in community.  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

Is your 3 or 4 year old ready for their own music class?

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. Djembes are provided for in-class practice at no additional cost.  

 

 

Little Roots STOMP & STRUM
45 minute classes for 4 & 5-yr olds

Does your 4 or 5 year old want to jam with friends?

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.  Ukuleles are provided for in-class practice at no additional cost. 



Little Roots UKULELE
45 min classes for 5 & 6 year olds

Is your 5/6 year old ready to “dig” into music?

Little Roots Ukulele is a playful exploration with our most accessible instrument.  Music concepts such as rhythm and pitch recognition are introduced through games and repetition.  Children learn strumming technique and some basic chords. Ukuleles are provided for in-class practice at no additional cost.


Little Roots FIDDLE                                        
45 min classes for 5 & 6 year olds

Is your 5/6 year old ready to introduce the bow to strings?

Little Roots Fiddle is a playful exploration with our students’ favorite instrument!  Music concepts such as rhythm and pitch recognition are introduced through games and repetition.  Children learn fiddle parts and sounds, proper handling and bow technique. Fiddles are provided for in-class practice at no additional cost.



NEW Little Roots PIANO
45 min classes for 5 & 6 year olds

Is your 5/6 year old ready to meet the keys?

Little Roots Piano is a playful exploration with our just-right sized pianos.  Music concepts such as rhythm and pitch recognition are introduced through games and repetition.  Children learn piano keys, proper hand positioning and teamwork. Pianos are provided for in-class practice at no additional cost.

NEW Little Roots ART IN MUSIC (Not offered Winter Session)
45 minute class for 4-7 year olds
River School, 11 Yarmouth Crossing Drive

Does your child love art in all its forms? In this class, they’ll have fun creating music-inspired works of art!   We’ll introduce music concepts alongside their visual counterparts as kids work with paints, crayons and clay.

 

 

 

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

 


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 use of our light-filled front 2 parlor rooms.

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

 

 

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

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WE ARE STILL UPDATING THIS SCHEDULE AS OF 10/27/18

2018/2019 WINTER SCHEDULE

MONDAY

 

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

 

TUESDAY

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

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

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

Little Roots Uke 4pm-4:45pm (5 & 6yr olds) w/Leah 

Little Roots Fiddle 5pm-5:45pm (5 & 6yr olds) w/Leah

 

WEDNESDAY

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

Little Roots Family 10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds) w/Sorcha 

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

Little Roots Piano 4pm-4:45pm (5 & 6yr olds)w/Amanda Panda
Little Roots Ukulele 5pm-5:45pm (5 & 6yr olds) w/Amanda Panda

 

 

 

THURSDAY

Little Roots Family 10am-10:45am (all ages) w/Monique

NEW Little Roots Stomp & Drum 11am-11:45am (3 & 4 yr olds) w/Monique

Little Roots Piano 4pm-4:45pm (5 & 6yr olds)/Caleb

Little Roots Uke 5pm – 5:45pm (5 & 6yr olds )/Caleb 
 

FRIDAY

Little Roots Family 9am-9:45am (geared toward birth-3) w/Monique 

NEW Little Roots Family 10am-10:45am w/Monique (all ages w/caregiver) 

 

 

SATURDAY

Starting in January: Saturdays Are For Singing! 10-10:45am (Whole family)
Details coming soon.

 

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!