Would you like to give your infant, toddler or preschooler the same advantages as those born into musical families? You can learn how to jump-start your child’s musical potential at an early age. Our Early Childhood program provides level appropriate music classes for infants as young as a few weeks old, through the toddler and early pre-school ages and moving on to Suzuki violin or piano classes for older preschoolers and Kindergartners. A parent or caregiver attends their child’s infant or toddler music and dance classes and joins in on the fun. Classes for children this age include singing, music, movement and dance activities that you can engage in at home. As preschoolers gain confidence and proficiency in our Early Childhood program they begin observing private music lessons on the instrument of their choice to further prepare them for instrumental study.
Our methods for young children are based on the Talent Education philosophy and methods developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. Introduced to the United States in the early 1960’s as a violin method, it has proven to be successful in a number of instruments and and extensive ongoing training is available for teachers as the method continues to evolve and add innovative developments from the latest in early childhood education research.
Start young + specially trained teacher + parent as a partner: The Suzuki approach has proven to be very rewarding as a music education method for students of all ages. Its most remarkable results occur when used by a specially trained teacher in the education of very young children. Suzuki music instruction is frequently cited by grateful parents as a strong contributing factor in developing a healthy bond between the parent and child that stays intact through the teen years. The web-site of the Suzuki Association of the Americas has more information on the method. See the link below. There are many good books on the method. We recommend starting with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s books Nurtured By Love and Ability Development From Age 0.
By participating in our early childhood music programs year-round, your child will be engaging in curriculums designed by early childhood experts to provide optimum comprehensive development musically, physically and cognitively. The goal of this premium instruction is to ready your child to successfully participate in whatever childhood discretionary activities they choose as well as their academic studies.