Did you know that all children are born musical?
All children CAN achieve basic music competence— the ability to sing in tune and move in a rhythmically accurate way. Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability? Come to Munchkin’s Music and Dance (affiliated with The Music Class) where classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will build on your child’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement. We’ll help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities, and to study an instrument should he or she choose to do so. In music class, you can expect excellent teaching in a developmentally appropriate, engaging, and fun participatory environment that supports and nurtures music development in young children.
Activities focus on adult/child interaction rather than child/child interaction, so that children of different ages (such as siblings) can enjoy class together. Children participate as they choose and do so at their own developmental level…learning comes through play as we explore a variety of different tonalities and rhythms of music through singing, movement, and all sorts of different instruments (drums, bells, shakers, scarves, and more!) An integral part of the class is the music that you take home: a book and cd/digital download provide the repetition that is so key for your child to thrive musically. The different collections all feature a wide variety of musical tonalities, rhythms, and styles.
For parents it’s a worry-free, non-performance-based class. It is guaranteed that laughing, smiling, and a whole lot of silliness will go on. I have taught these classes in Crested Butte and Gunnison since 2001, and still enjoy it as much as when I first began! Come explore the joy of making music!
Studio Policies and Information
If for some reason you decide not to attend a session for which you have signed up, the following refunds will apply: Notice before class has begun: 100% refund; 50% or less of the way into session: 50% refund (minus $32 for Music collection); More than 50%, no refund.
You are of course welcome to come to any class that fits your schedule to make up classes that are missed (with pre-arrangement, space provided). However, I know that it isn’t often possible, what with school schedules and other activities. In order to accommodate this (as well as sickness, vacation, etc.) I’m offering a new incentive:
***If you miss more than three sessions during any Collection, I will offer a $15 credit voucher towards your next session of Music Class. Hopefully this will help alleviate a bit of the pressure, and let you know how much I appreciate your attendance! You are responsible for approaching me about this voucher.