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Get a head start in music.

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC

Music is meant to be shared.

When music is learned in community with others, it fosters growth in empathy, social skills, and musicality.

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 (12-24 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.

TOTS (24-36 months)

Tots enjoy guidance from their grown-up, yet are ready to socialize and express their ideas. Language and musical skills are rapidly developing as tots learn to rhythmically chant and sing simple songs in tune. Echo songs, action games and folk dances encourage taking turns, leading and following. A wide variety of instruments and props are used to enhance coordination and reinforce increasing vocabulary.

Sept 13 - Nov 10

$164/8wks

  • ECM Baby (ages 0-12m; Wednesdays at 11:15 AM)

Sept 13 - Nov 10

$164/8wks

  • ECM Toddler (ages 12m-24m; Mondays at 9:30 AM)

  • ECM Toddler (ages 12m-24m; Wednesdays at 9:30 AM)

Sept 13 - Nov 10

$164/8wks

  • ECM Tots(ages 24m-36m; Mondays at 11:15 AM)

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC PROGRAM

 

Our Kodály, Orff and Eurhythmics programs ignite the music within, nurturing musical ability,
appreciation and literacy.

 

KODÁLY
Begins with the voice strengthening singing and its 
related skills including ear-training, solfege, sight- singing, inner-hearing and eventually literacy.

 

ORFF

Encourages creativity through a progression from speech, to singing, to body percussion, to movement, to instrument-play (pitched/unpitched percussion) and eventually improvisation.

 

EURHYTHMICS
Acknowledges the foundation of musical rhythm comes from the natural rhythms of the body. Through movement, eurhythmics cultivates awareness, self-control and expression.

PRESCHOOL (3-4 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 13 - June 6

$656

  • ECM Preschool (ages 3-4y; Mondays at 10:15 AM)

  • ECM Preschool (ages 3-4y; Wednesdays at 10:15 AM)

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 13 - June 6

$656

  • ECM JK (ages 4-5y; Thursdays at 5:00 PM)

  • ECM JK (ages 4-5y; Tuesdays at 4:00 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.

Sept 13 - June 6

$656

  • ECM SK (ages 5-6y; Thursdays at 4:00 PM)

  • ECM SK (ages 5-6y; Tuesdays at 5:00 PM)

Ensemble Programs

 

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.

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 13 - June 6

$800

  • Orff Ensemble (Wednesdays at 4:00 PM)

Sept 13 - June 6

$860 (instruments included)

  • Recorder / Ukulele Ensemble (Wednesdays at 5:00 PM)