Early Childhood Music

A three year old enjoys cherished time with her dad during a parent-child class.

A three year old enjoys cherished time with her dad during a parent-child class.


Creating a pattern of sound on the bongos

MUSIC CLASSES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

early childhood rhythm bandTeacher, performer, music specialist: my career with young children spans three decades. Both parent-child and center-based music classes are full of spontaneity and joyful self expression, based on a sound knowledge of how young children learn. Each class is comprised of singing, listening, playing, moving and creating. Guitar, rhythm instruments and hand drums all play a role—- but so do unaccompanied singing, call-and-response chanting, hearing and repeating rhythmic patterns (ostinati) and stories and folktales set to music. Visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles are all incorporated.

Quotes from parents:

“You’ve had such a fabulous influence on my kids, musically and otherwise, just getting their creative juices flowing.”

“Nancy is a gifted teacher and musician. My daughters were lucky enough to meet her in preschool; each week they came home raving about Miss Nancy’s class. Whether Nancy is telling stories through music and instruments or teaching the children joyous songs, she taps into the creativity and rhythm that is inside of us all. She has had a profound influence on my children; they feel at home in the world of music because of her teachings.”