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Early Childhood Music Program

Bring the youngest children the joy of music at an early age!
Fall Early Childhood Music classes will begin on Friday, September 8 – November 10.

Children will explore the foundations of music making. We will play rhythm instruments and Orff instruments in our lessons. Making music and playing music in a group are extremely gratifying for a young child. Everybody will have fun! Classes will be taught by          Ms. Frauke Higgins and will be held in Room 125 in the Frank Arts Center at Shepherd University.

To register for early childhood music classes, please email Sherry Sykes at


Ms. Frauke Higgins has a Masters Degree in Music Education and is an experienced early childhood music educator. She has taught classes to young students since 1990.

Ages 18 mos.-3 yrs. (with parent/caregiver)
This interactive class for children and caregivers will introduce the young student to the rudiments of music. The class will explore songs, echo songs, creative movement, rhymes and finger-play. We are going to play a big variety of rhythm instruments (such as drums, rhythm sticks, wood blocks, triangles and many more).

Ages 3-5 years (with  parent/caregiver)
This popular class is designed to prepare the child for later instrumental studies or voice lessons. The group will play wood, metal, and shaker instruments, sing songs and echo songs, develop their listening skills (ear training), and work with creative movement and circle dances. Younger children love to observe and copy older children. Older students will help to lead the group in musical activities and songs.

Classes are limited to 10 children per class, so be sure to sign up early!

Registration begins the week of August 7, 2017

Open Enrollment
For additional info regarding Early Childhood Classes, contact Sherry Sykes, Community Music Coordinator,