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Early Childhood Music Program

Winter/Spring 2021 ECM classes will continue to be Virtual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bring the youngest children the joy of music at an early age!

Winter/Spring dates: two 5-week sessions over Zoom:

Friday, January 15 – February 12, 2021

Friday, February 26 – Match 26, 2021

Virtual MUSICAL DISCOVERIES  –
Ages 18 months – 3 years old(with parent/caregiver)
This class for young children will introduce the rudiments of music. The class will explore songs, echo songs, rhymes, finger-play, listening exercise and creative movement. Parents will learn activities/songs that they can engage their child in throughout the week.  Tuition: $62 for each 5 week session

After you have registered and paid Frauke Higgins via PayPal or check, you will receive a zoom meeting link for the class.

 Click to print ECM Registration Form

Virtual MUSIC FOR PRESCHOOLERS –
10:45 am–11:15 am
Ages 3-5 years old (with  parent/caregiver)
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This class is designed to prepare the child for later instrumental studies or voice lessons. The children will learn about rhythm, tempo, melodic movement, major-minor and we will play listening games in this popular class. The student and their parent/caregiver will learn songs from around the world, sing echo songs and work with movement in their own home. Parents will learn music activities that they can review with their child throughout the week. Everybody will have fun!  Tuition: $62 for each 5 week session

After you have registered and paid Frauke Higgins via PayPal or check, you will receive a zoom meeting link for the class.

**NEW** Virtual Recorder Class for children ages 6 – 8     The recorder is a wonderful beginner instrument for the young child! Students will learn the first steps of recorder playing and how to create sound and melodies. This fun class will also cover the basics of note-reading, rhythm, and students will play simple tunes that require only a few notes!

Tuesdays 4:45pm – 5:15pm beginning January 19 – February 16, 2021   Tuition: $62 for this 5 week class Click here for the registration form
To register contact Sherry Sykes at ssykes@shepherd.edu

Classes will be taught by Ms. Frauke Higgins with the ZOOM platform. Ms. Frauke Higgins has a Masters Degree in Music Education and is an experienced early childhood music educator and piano instructor. She has taught classes to young students since 1990.

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Registration form: ECM Virtual Class Registration Form

Open Enrollment
For additional information regarding Early Childhood Classes at Shepherd University, contact Sherry Sykes, Community Music Coordinator. Email:ssykes@shepherd.edu