LITTLE ROOTS
(Birth – 6)


SPRING SESSON BEGINS APRIL 6th

DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK SPRING CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE THROUGH APRIL 27th. AFTER THAT WE HOPE TO RECONNECT WITH YOUR FAMILY  IN PERSON.

11 Week Little Roots Session $200 (+ $25 annual fee/$40 families)

Little Roots Family & Uke Can Do It Together: $200/Family

Little Roots Explorer & Ready Set Grow: $200/Child
Class sizes limited to 6 families 

HOW ONLINE CLASSES WILL WORK

Who’s up for an adventure?  We are!  Because of the need for social distancing, Little Roots classes will start spring session meeting remotely using the Zoom platform. Families will receive a weekly invite from the teacher along with any materials that may be needed for that class such as scarves, homemade shakers or beloved stuffed animals. You’ll be asked to join the class a few minutes before the start of class, then we’ll be up and running.  We’ll sing, dance, and play instruments just like always,  but we’ll be looking at each other on a screen rather than in our classroom.  Families will need to load the free Zoom app onto their laptop before the start of the session.   If you are signing up for one of our Explorer classes, we will loan your family a sanitized ukulele, fiddle or djembe for as long as we are in distant learning mode.

Thank you for your interest in the Little Roots program at 317 Main Community Music Center!

Having fun while learning music is a top priority in all of our Little Roots classes. Of equal importance is our commitment to providing a high-quality, developmentally-appropriate, music education curriculum. Research shows that early childhood (birth-6) is the ideal time to influence musical aptitude in the developing brain. Young children are naturally musical and, by cultivating musical intelligence at an early age, children can simultaneously develop valuable musical skills as well as those in other learning areas, such as body-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, and spatial intelligences.

We invite you to read the descriptions below. Once you’ve chosen the class that’s right for your family. Please fill out the online registration form.  Our Registrar will follow up with an email or phone call to complete the process.



 

Little Roots FAMILY
45 minute classes for ages 0-6 and their caregivers

 

Little Roots Family classes draw upon caregiver connections to teach simple songs, rhymes and movement activities in a way that fosters musical expression and builds community. Our Little Roots classes are designed to provide repeated practice in a variety of skills that lay the groundwork for musical literacy. Children will practice matching pitch, learning simple melodies, and moving to the beat through playful songs, games, and activities in a fun and supportive environment. These engaging activities can be joyfully worked into home routines throughout the week, planting the seeds for a lifelong love of music. 

Little Roots Ready, Set, Grow! With Instruments (Ages 3-4)
45 minute classes for 3 & 4-yr olds

Ready, Set, Grow is an opportunity for your little one to build independence while having fun playing instruments and growing friendships. Our Little Roots classes are designed to provide repeated practice in a variety of skills that lay the groundwork for musical literacy. Children will practice matching pitch, learning simple melodies, and moving to the beat through playful songs, games, and activities in a fun and supportive environment. Classes will include opportunities to experiment with musical expression and hands-on time exploring Djembes and ukuleles.

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Little Roots Explorer: Djembe/Piano
45 minute classes for 5 & 6-yr olds

 

Is your 5-6 year old ready to explore rhythm and pitch with the djembe and piano? Try our Little Roots Explorer: Djembe/Piano! Our Little Roots classes are designed to provide repeated practice in a variety of skills that lay the groundwork for musical literacy. Children will practice matching pitch, learning simple melodies, and moving to the beat through playful songs, games, and activities in a fun and supportive environment. Classes will include opportunities to experiment with musical expression and hands-on time exploring djembes and child-sized pianos. .

 

Little Roots Explorer: Fiddle
45 Minute Classes for 5 & 6-yr olds

Is your 5-6 year old ready to explore a simple, perfectly-sized, melodic instrument? Little Roots Explorer: Fiddle is designed to provide repeated practice in a variety of skills that lay the groundwork for musical literacy. Children will practice matching pitch, learning simple melodies, and moving to the beat through playful songs, games, and activities in a fun and supportive environment. Classes will include opportunities to experiment with musical expression and hands-on time exploring the fiddle.

Little Roots Explorer:  Ukulele
45 Minute Classes for 5 & 6-yr olds

Is your 5-6 year old ready to explore a simple, perfectly-sized and FUN instrument? Try our Little Roots Explorer: Ukulele! Our Little Roots classes are designed to provide repeated practice in a variety of skills that lay the groundwork for musical literacy. Children will practice matching pitch, learning simple melodies, and moving to the beat through playful songs, games, and activities in a fun and supportive environment. Classes will include opportunities to experiment with musical expression and hands-on time exploring ukuleles. 

 

Uke Can Do It Together (Families bring their own ukes. We recommend soprano ukes)
45 Minute Classes Caregiver with 5 & 6-yr old

Looking for the perfect musical bonding activity? In Uke Can Do It Together, you can have fun with your child while modeling the process of learning a musical instrument. We will practice some of the musical concepts of our other Little Roots classes while getting to know the Ukulele, learning to play simple songs, and strumming beginner chords.

 

 

 

 

Little Roots Teachers (small) - 1

 

Meet The Team

Spring Session 2020

NOTE: If you are signing up for an Explorer class, 317 Main will loan you a sanitized ukulele, fiddle or djembe for you to keep at home until we resume classes in-person.

MONDAY

 

Little Roots Family 9:00-9:45am  ONLINE

Little Roots Family 10:00-10:45am ONLINE

Little Roots Ready, Set, Grow! 11:00-11:45am ONLINE

Little Roots Explorer: Ukulele 4:00-4:45pm ONLINE

Little Roots Explorer: Djembe/Piano 5:00-5:45pm ONLINE

 

TUESDAY

 

Little Roots Family 9:00-9:45am  ONLINE

Little Roots Family 10:00-10:45am ONLINE

Little Roots Ready, Set, Grow! 11:00-11:45am ONLINE

Little Roots Explorer: Ukulele  4:00-4:45pm ONLINE

Little Roots Explorer: Fiddle  5:00-5:45pm ONLINE


WEDNESDAY

Little Roots Ready, Set, Grow! 9:00-9:45am ONLINE

THURSDAY

Little Roots Family 10:00-10:45am DROP-IN

Little Roots Ready, Set, Grow! 11:00-11:45am DROP-IN

Little Roots Explorer: Djembe/Piano 5:00-5:45pm ONLINE

Little Roots Uke Can Do It Together 6:00-6:45pm ONLINE

FRIDAY

 

Little Roots Family 9:00-9:45am ONLINE
Little Roots Family 10:00-10:45am ONLINE

SATURDAY

 Little Roots Family 9:00-9:45am ONLINE

 Little Roots Explorer: Fiddle 10:00- 10:45am ONLINE