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Wednesday morning classes at Laurelhurst Community Center are handled separately.
To register for classes at Laurelhurst, please call (206) 684-7529
To contact Miss Charlotte directly, email: agirlwithaguitar (at) netos (dot) com.
"Little Wings" Parent-Tot Class (6 week session)
Fun, active music and movement class for kids age 6 months - 4 years with a parent or guardian. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move around a lot in class!
We sing, we dance, we play musical games and a good time is generally had by all. The syllabus includes music and games from around the world, including Latin America, Germany, France, the British Isles, Finland, Africa and more. It's a great way to meet other moms (or dads), and little ones love both the class and the CDs that go with them. Each quarter, we use a different selection of music and your class fee includes a book and CD of the music we will use in class, except summer session, where we use my award-winning, professionally produced book and CD, "A Spoonful of Songs", which are available to students at the special price of only $15 for both together, and are available in my store (email me for discount code). Parents consistently tell me my CDs are on repeat in their stereo and that they are the only thing their kiddo wants to listen to in the car.
Research consistently shows that exposing young children to music improves their cognitive, language and musical skills later in life. Babies and toddlers have more connective tissue in their brains, and active musical play actually strengthens their brains' white matter, enabling them to interpret musical tones and rhythms better than you or I probably can. Years of teaching music to young children has shown me that kids can more easily hear tonal and pitch differences than adults, and if they solidify that ability now, it will stay with them for life.
Free Demo Class at Folklife
Join us for a free class on Seattle's Northwest Folklife Discovery Stage! We'll be doing our usual 45 minute class Parent-Tot class but on a stage and with some live musical accompaniment.
IMPORTANT: We may be videotaped, and the video tape may be used for promotional purposes, either for Miss Charlotte's Music or for the Northwest Folklife Festival. By signing up for this class, you consent to your and your child's images and voices on video being used for these purposes.
One-Time Demo Class / Drop-In
Try out a class for free!
Free Ukelele Workshop (Ages 6-8 yrs) *
*A parent or guardian must attend the workshop with the child.
Thinking of signing your little one up for music lessons? Consider starting them on the ukelele! It's a super affordable, portable, accessble starter instrument that's easy on both your ears and their fingers. Try out my free workshop to see if it seems like a fit; if it is you can sign up for regular lessons. Participants will get to learn a couple of super easy songs on the ukulele. (Yes, in a half hour!) You'll get sheet music to take home with you.
Regular lesson times I have available currently are after-school until 5 or 5:30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
If you already have a ukelele, bring it. If you don't, don't buy one before talking to me as I have important advice about what kind of instrument to buy. It's okay if you don't get one in time for the workshop.
Watch your little stars twinkle with joy and pride as they learn to accompany themselves singing and playing on a real instrument!
Kids Music / Ukelele Lessons - Summer Special!
Fun and engaging private music lessons for kids ages 6-9! We'll strum, sing and play easy melodies on the ukelele. We'll also incorporate some ear training (usually in the form of short games), hand percussion (shakers, rhythm sticks etc) and possibly some movement (especially if you have a wiggly kid). Students will need a ukelele, which I can provide. Contact me directly for details.
This price is for eight 30-minute ukelele lessons anytime between now and September 3, 2017. Please contact me directly to confirm scheduling details before you click the "Pay" button. :)
Small group lessons are also available. Contact me directly for a group price quote if you have two kids or a small group who want to take lessons together. Other price packages are also available (4 or 6 lessons). Please inquire.
The lessons in this special summer package must be redeemed by September 3, 2017.
Prices for eight 30-minute lessons:
Summer Special price: $240 ($30/lesson)
Regular Price: $280 ($35/lesson)
Sorry, I am not able to give refunds unless I fail to provide lessons at agreed-upon times (unlikely to happen unless I experience an illness or other unexpected circumstances). If you have an illness or emergency that prevents you from being able to attend, we can schedule make-up lessons. Please give 24 hours notice of cancellations.