Early Childhood

CMS-D is now offering Early Childhood Music Classes this Summer 2018!!! 

Early Childhood Music classes expose babies and toddlers to many different kinds of music and movement through an evidence-based curriculum proven to enhance school-readiness skills. Through musical play, we encourage children's musical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Classes are offered during 15-week Fall and Spring semesters. 8-week summer sessions may be added based on enrollment.

Musical Building Blocks for Babes
Fall and Spring: Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m.
Summer: Tuesdays, 9-9:45 a.m.
Musical Building Blocks for Babes is for children age birth-3 and their caregivers. Group sessions provide an easy and enjoyable way to interact with your baby and can help set the stage for lifelong musical development. Music will benefit your baby’s brain development and boost language skills.

Music Time for Tots
Fall and Spring: Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m.
Summer: Tuesdays, 10-10:45 a.m.
Music Time for Tots is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Group sessions help children develop tonal and rhythmic awareness while building skills in physical, interpersonal and language domains.

Music Rocks!
Fall and Spring: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Summer: Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Rocks! is for children ages 5-7. The class features all types of active music making and learning, including singing, listening, improvisation and performance on percussion and tone bar instruments. The skills learned in Music Rocks! will help to prepare the students for instrumental study.

Fall and Spring Tuition: $150 for a 15-week semester
Summer Tuition: $80 for a 7-week semester

Singing Sprouts
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
This class provides children ages 6 to 8 with an introduction to proper vocal technique through vocal exercises and games. Children learn playful songs, scales, notes and practice remembering ascending or descending pitch through body signs.

Learn to be a Soloist!
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Young vocalists will sharpen their musical skills through guided vocal warm-ups, technique, and professionaly recorded performances. Learn to sing the songs that YOU LOVE!

Fall and Spring Tuition: $85 for a 15-week semester
Summer Tuition: $45 for a 7-week semester

Pre-Aspiring Musicians Program (Pre-AMP)
Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. & 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Pre-Aspiring Musicians Program classes are designed for children ages 7-9 as preparation for the AMP Program. These classes include all types of active music-making and learning, including singing, moving, listening, improvisation, and performing on percussion and tonebar instruments. Additionally, children begin to use solfege (singing for ear traning) and learn to read and write musical notation.

Tuition: $85 for a 15-week semester