Early Childhood Department


This class welcomes guest musicians on alternate weeks, who introduce the violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, harp, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, and a wide variety of percussion instruments. Hands-on experiences and opportunities to sing familiar songs with each instrument are a part of the curriculum, and children begin to develop an awareness of the distinctions among instrument families. Weekly music explorations focus on repertoire that highlights each instrument’s unique qualities, supported by group singing, movement activities and, when developmentally appropriate, an introduction to notation. In addition to a head teacher, every class features a pianist who improvises accompaniments in a variety of musical styles and who joins the guest musicians in performing a wide selection of musical genres.


Meet the Instrument (2.7-3.5 years)

Fri9:00-9:45 p.m.(#35)Adult/Child$2,415.00
Thurs10:00-10:45 a.m.(#36)Child Only$2,315.00

Meet the Instrument (3&4 years)

Mon2:55-3:40 p.m.(#37)Child Only$2,315.00
Tues10:00-10:45 a.m.(#38)Child Only$2,315.00
Wed2:45-3:30 p.m.(#39)Child Only$2,315.00
Thurs2:45-3:30 p.m.(#40)Child Only$2,315.00


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For questions regarding Early Childhood classes, please contact Dorothy Appleton at 212-369-1484, ext. 43 or email dappleton@diller-quaile.org.

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