Parent Child Music Classes

A two year old delights in creating a pattern on the frame drum.

A two year old delights in creating a pattern on the frame drum.

 

"Train is a comin', oh yes! who will be the engineer?"

“Train is a comin’, oh yes! who will be the engineer?”

 

Children and parents listen to the sweet tone of the ocarina, a Peruvian clay flute.

Children and parents listen to the sweet tone of the ocarina, a Peruvian clay flute.

 

"This way, that way, steer the wheel, take me ridin' in the car-car!"---Woody Guthrie

“This way, that way, steer the wheel, take me ridin’ in the car-car!”—Woody Guthrie

 

Children and parents gather for a morning greeting song.

Children and parents gather for a morning greeting song.

 

"I'm in the mood for dancing-- hey, how about you?"---Hap Palmer

“I’m in the mood for dancing– hey, how about you?”—Hap Palmer

Classes are for children ages 0 to 3, with a parent or care-giver. These interactive parent-child classes have been offered through Danbury (Ct.) Parks and Recreation for several consecutive summers, and through A Common Ground Community Arts Center in the fall/winter semester. Exploring the world of music and expressive movement together with a trusted grownup lays the foundation for a lifetime of shared music-making, while building listening skills, awareness of our bodies in space and appreciation for many different forms of music.