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Preschool Music Classes
Beginning September 5, 2019
For children ages 18 months to 3 years old & 3 to 5 years
You and your child are invited to experience singing, creative movement, simple instruments, and fingerplays through traditional songs and rhymes at our Preschool Music Classes.
We’ve split our classes into two sections for children ages 18 months to 3 years old and 3 to 5 years. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids who love to sing begin with our early childhood (Pre-K) music discovery and vocal exploration classes then advance through tiered levels of instruction through age 18.
The Benefits of our Pre-School Music Program
When a child is involved in music, it increases their self-esteem, self-motivation, and self-efficacy. Creative participation in music improves self-image and self-awareness and creates positive self-attitudes. Each child develops social, emotional, and intellectual skills that foster good health and well-being and, ultimately, success in life.
Music education is fundamental to a child’s growth. Children start recognizing pitch at the same time they acquire language, happening roughly between the ages of one and four. Clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Sherry Kelly recently reported that music stimulates the centers of the brain that develop language, attention, organization, spatial awareness, emotions, planning, and motor skills. This distinct connection between music, language processing, and reading during childhood promotes listening skills and enhances learning throughout life. Dr. Elizabeth Carlton’s work proves that learning music in early childhood stimulates the brain for “optimal brain development”. Early and routine exposure of Northeast Florida’s children to these proven methods of music education is key if we are to foster our next generation of music lovers, choristers, and teachers.
Music ignites all areas of child development: intellectual, social, emotional, motor, language, memory, and overall literacy. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For toddlers and Pre-schoolers, music making is a dynamic social learning experience. When making music as a group, children learn teamwork while they contribute to a song. Also, music helps children learn that together, they can make something larger than the sum of its parts.
The instructors for our pre-school music classes possess a bachelor's degree or a minor in music or music education. Instructors have a minimum of 1-year teaching experience and receive continual training. They have a love for working with young children and have a strong understanding of early childhood development. They are patient, energetic, and passionate about music and arts education.
Downtown – First United Methodist Church
9:30-10:00 am | ages 18 months to 3 years old
10:30-11:00 am | ages 3 to 5 years old
1 Class per week: $49 monthly for the first child and a $20 sibling discount for each additional child.
Two (2) or more classes per week: $69 monthly for the first child and a $20 sibling discount for each additional child.
Tuition payments are billed on the 1st of the month and require a credit card or routing number be placed on file. The 1st month is pro-rated depending on your start date. Please call the office to schedule make-up classes as needed. Upon placement, your child's name will be carried over automatically to the following month's roll. Should you choose to withdraw your child from our program, a 30-day written notice is required. If notice is not received, you will continue to be responsible for the class fees. There are no refunds
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