EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC
Get a head start in music.
Music is meant to be shared.
When music is learned in community with others, it fosters growth in empathy, social skills, and musicality.
All ECM classes take place at our location at 2489 Bloor Street West.
MUSIC FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY
Laugh, bond and awaken your child’s senses through music and play. Before birth, babies are already immersed in the sounds, rhythms and melodies of their environment.
Through speech, singing, moving and instruments, LSM’s ‘grown-up with child’ programs stimulate emotional, social and musical development. Parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends and caregivers are all welcome to accompany a special someone to their music class!
BABIES (BIRTH-1 YR)
Babies are excited and comforted by grown-up's smiling face and animated voice, and enjoy experiencing the melodies and vibrations of speech and song while being held close. Pleasing action songs, lap rhymes, finger plays and lullabies are accompanied by colourful shakers, puppets and scarves.
TODDLERS & TOTS (12-36 months)
Toddlers are so curious and love to explore their world with increasing independence. Language skills are cultivated through mimicking new words and sounds in songs and rhymes. Action songs, hand plays and percussion instruments encourage body awareness and motor skills. Puppets, balls and story books reinforce a growing repertoire of numbers, colours and nature.
Sept 27 - Nov 15
ECM Baby (ages 0-12m; Mondays at 10:45 AM)
Sept 27 - Nov 15
ECM Toddlers & Tots (ages 12m-36m; Mondays at 9:45 AM)
EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC PROGRAM
Our Kodály, Orff and Eurhythmics programs ignite the music within, nurturing musical ability,
appreciation and literacy.
Begins with the voice strengthening singing and its related skills including ear-training, solfege, sight- singing, inner-hearing and eventually literacy.
Encourages creativity through a progression from speech, to singing, to body percussion, to movement, to instrument-play (pitched/unpitched percussion) and eventually improvisation.
Acknowledges the foundation of musical rhythm comes from the natural rhythms of the body. Through movement, eurhythmics cultivates awareness, self-control and expression.
Sept 28 - May 24
ECM SK (ages 5-6y; Tuesdays at 5:00 PM)
ECM SK (ages 5-6y; Thursdays at 4:00 PM)
JK (4-5 years)
Children explore the foundations of music - melody, beat and rhythm - through speech, singing, rhythmic chanting, instruments, movement and fantasy play. Unpitched percussion instruments (skins/woods/metals) promote coordination and motor control. Repertoire explores a child’s growing world of numbers, letters, colours and nature while developing musical confidence, verbal and social skills.
Sept 28 - May 24
ECM JK (ages 4-5y; Thursdays at 5:00 PM)
SK (5-6 years)
Children develop melodic and rhythmic understanding with increased sensitivity to expression, quality of sound, rhythmic flow, patterning and form. Literacy skills are rapidly developing, and ear-training activities introduce pentatonic/major scales and solfege notation, further explored on a wide variety of pitched and unpitched instruments. Students learn to both lead and follow and to respect the physical space and ideas of their peers.
Our fun and empowering Ensemble classes focus on creativity and developing musical expression. They are designed as the final stage before private instrumental study. Through musical exploration students learn how music is created, as well as how to intuitively create their own music. They develop strong melodic/rhythmic literacy, solfege and inner-hearing skills critical for instrument study.
ORFF ENSEMBLE (6-7 years)
Children chant, sing, move, play and improvise music on xylophones and glockenspiels. Musical expression and form are introduced and students acquire a vocabulary of important concepts, experience music from other cultures and are introduced to composers through listening activities.
Sept 29 - May 25
Orff Ensemble (Wednesdays at 4:00 PM)
RECORDER / UKULELE ENSEMBLE (7-10 years)
In addition to learning by rote, students read music, develop memory and improvisation skills. Drum patterns and ukulele chords provide the accompaniment for traditional melodies. Objectives include developing proper technique and tone. Weekly goals are established and home practice is expected.
Sept 29- May 25
$860 (instruments included)
Recorder / Ukulele Ensemble (Wednesdays at 5:00 PM)