(Birth – 6)
SPRING SESSON BEGINS APRIL 6th
Due to the Corona Virus, Spring Semester will be online until further notice.
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.