FAMILY SATURDAYS

 

A Series of 6 Saturdays:
September 15, 22, 29 & October 13, 20, 27

The Diller-Quaile School of Music
24 East 95th Street, NYC

Music Infants & Babies 3 months-14 months old 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $400* + $25 application fee
Toddlers & Twos on the Move 15 months-2 years old 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $400* + $25 application fee
Music & Storytelling 2-5 years old 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $400* + $25 application fee
Meet the Instrument 6 months-5 years old 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $400* + $25 application fee
Music & Art 2-5 years old 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $500* + $25 application fee

*Tuition is per child.

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In Early Childhood music classes at Diller-Quaile, young children develop cognitive and social skills through the joys of music. Classes are taught by professional musicians, who are also early childhood experts, focusing on the developmental milestones of your child as they grow. A professional pianist creates original music to accompany every class. Join us as we sing, move, listen, and build friendships!

Children three months to five years of age and their accompanying adults are invited to enjoy music through singing, movement, and exploring instruments.

Space is limited. Please contact Dorothy Appleton at 212-369-1484, ext. 43 or dappleton@diller-quaile.org with any questions.

 


Music Infants & Babies
3 months-14 months old

Infants/Babies and adults deepen their connection through joy-filled music experiences which help foster development through expressive singing, tapping, clapping, bouncing, and rocking. Group participation with small percussion instruments and props develops each infant’s motor skills and listening abilities, while promoting a love of music. Every class features a pianist who supports the learning process and improvises accompaniments in a variety of musical styles.


Toddlers & Twos on the Move
15 months-2 years old

Centered on the young child’s innate need to experience life through movement and play, Toddlers and Twos on the Move uses folk song favorites in an active classroom environment. Young children and adults explore music-making, while continuing to be active and engaged. Lessons are tailored to specific group needs and ongoing developmental changes. Small percussion instruments and props support the creative and inspiring environment. Every class features a pianist who supports the learning process and improvises accompaniments in a variety of musical styles.


Music & Storytelling
2-5 years old

Literacy studies show that singing songs with young children builds vocabulary and nurtures communication skills, years before children begin to enjoy reading on their own. Music & Storytelling uses an integrated artistic approach to help develop language skills, fostering a love of storytelling and the growth of imagination. By using music in conjunction with stories, this class creates a compelling sense of wonder for young children, as they naturally express their own stories through music and dramatic play. Using published texts, folktales, and original class stories, children become familiar with story structure and are exposed to vast vocabulary. Stimulating storybooks, drawings, vocabulary cards, instruments, and various props enhance the storytelling experience. Every class features a pianist who supports the environment and improvises accompaniments in a variety of musical styles.


Meet the Instrument
6 months-5 years old

This class welcomes guest musicians who introduce instruments such as the violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, harp, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, and 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. 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.


Music & Art
2-5 years old

Join your child in a creative journey through hands-on explorations with both music and art. By supporting your child’s natural ability to move, sing, dance, paint, and draw, this class provides opportunities for adult and child to collaborate while delving into a wide variety of instruments, props, and art materials. By supporting each child’s innate artistic vision, the classroom environment stimulates a love of learning and exploration. Every class features a pianist who supports the learning process and improvises accompaniments in a variety of musical styles.