Early Childhood Music

 

Early Childhood Music ProgramsThere are many “packaged” music programs available for Early Childhood Music classes, but Greater Richmond School of Music has made the decision to offer specialized classes designed by our very own Ms. Sally Ellithorpe (aka “Miss Sally”), who has over 40 years of experience teaching children music and specializing in Early Childhood Music Education.  Ms. Sally is a graduate of VCU with a degree in Music Education and Graduate Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction.
Your child will discover music in various styles through singing, movement, and playing instruments while interacting with peers in an age specific, education-focused, and fun environment. Through the foundations of music, your child will explore and develop core preschool developmental concepts such as numbers, letters, sharing, and cooperation.  See Schedule & Tuition links for class availability.

Registration closes 2 WEEKS prior to the start of the class.

 


Tiny Notes for Tiny Folks
(ages 10 months-3 years)

Classes:

  • are specifically geared towards this young age.
  • explore the world of music.
  • include lots of singing.
  • use instruments played by scraping, tapping and shaking.
  • teach concepts at the basic level.
  • show musical opposites (Loud, Soft, Fast, Slow, Short, Long).
  • demonstrate how to keep a Steady Beat.
  • contain movement activities assisted by caregiver.
  • follow a gentle approach.
  • have lots of repetition.
  • have themes and concepts over each course.
  • contain the overall themes and concepts of: Names, Colors, Animals, Letters, Numbers, Body Parts, Seasons, Holidays, Personal Space, Taking turns, and Sharing.

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Primary Class
(ages 3-5 years)

Classes:

  • are fast paced to keep up with your busy little one.
  • contain independent movement activities.
  • have lots of interaction with peers and teacher.
  • explore musical concepts such as loud/soft, fast/slow, short/long and keeping a steady beat.
  • include lots of Singing.
  • teach Finger Plays.
  • practice Rhythm Rhymes.
  • use instruments such as shakers, scrapers, and other various percussion instruments.
  • work on students’ fine and gross motor skills.
  • have fun listening activities.
  • have themes and concepts over each course.
  • contain the overall themes and concepts of: Names, Colors, Animals, Letters, Numbers, Body Parts, Seasons, Holidays, Personal Space, Taking turns, and Sharing.

 

 

 

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CLICK HERE – SCHEDULE & TUITION (Dickey Drive)

 

CLICK HERE – SCHEDULE & TUITION (Grove Ave)