Class Descriptions

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Baby Boogie (4-13mos) non walkers

Babies are musical in the womb, so it's never too early to begin your musical education with your baby. You will learn delightful musical ways to play with your baby, make friends, and nurture your baby's sensory development and natural musicianship. Babies love the gentle bouncing, instrument and prop play, peek-a-boo games, tickling rhymes, baby massages, and dancing included in our specialized 45-minute class.  live music with guitar and high quality recorded music accompanies our games and activities, keeping your baby's attention while encouraging social interactions, language development, and body awareness, Smiles, giggles and coos are heard even from our youngest babies as they begin to recognize and anticipate meter, and tempo changes in our songs, rhymes, and chants. A wonderful bonding time with your baby, and a great time to meet other moms as well.   

Baby/Ones- 10mos-18mos

Geared for older babies and  1-year-olds (walking)  Parents learn delightful musical ways to play with the baby and your toddler,  make friends and nurture their sensory development and natural musicianship.  Songs, bouncing rhymes, floor, and lap games, tickles, wiggles and giggles, and giggles are included in our highly specialized class. 45 minutes of  Live music with guitar and high quality recorded music accompanies our games and activities, keeping your babies and toddlers attention while encouraging social interaction, language development, and body awareness.   Dances, props, puppets and musical activities that stimulate your baby and young toddlers natural response to music as well as focusing on keeping a beat to enhance listening, coordination and language skills, and a  sense of balance and timing. We will be using high-quality instruments such as gathering drums, tambourines, shakers and simple percussion instruments, colorful props, puppets and books which make this a very special time..

Summer Toddler swing- 1 - 2 yr olds

Look who's walking! Movement is the key ingredient at this stage as the children discover their mobility. Many more instruments are added to our repertoire such as gathering & lollipop drums, bells, tambourines, and a wide assortment of wooden instruments. Props such as balls, bubbles, scarves, crates, beanbags, soft blocks and canopies develop fine & gross motor skills and extend the child's movement vocabulary. Although we continue bouncing rhymes and chants "songtime" is introduced as children begin to sing along to their favorite songs. As the year progresses rhythmic sounds, movement games and the use of specially chosen instruments help toddlers to walk, play and sing successfully. Although your child may turn 2 in the course of the year, the curriculum grows with your child to accommodate their needs going into the next developmental stage.

Toddler Swing- 1 yr olds (12-23mos)

Look who's walking! Movement is the key ingredient at this stage as the children discover their mobility. Many more instruments are added to our repertoire such as gathering & lollipop drums, bells, tambourines, and a wide assortment of wooden instruments. Props such as balls, bubbles, scarves, crates, beanbags, soft blocks and canopies develop fine & gross motor skills and extend the child's movement vocabulary. Although we continue bouncing rhymes and chants "songtime" is introduced as children begin to sing along to their favorite songs. As the year progresses rhythmic sounds, movement games and the use of specially chosen instruments help toddlers to walk, play and sing successfully. Although your child may turn 2 in the course of the year, the curriculum grows with your child to accommodate their needs going into the next developmental stage.

Pre-school swing 3 & 4's (2.8yrs- 4.11yrs)

Geared for almost 3-year-olds & 4-year-olds, we begin. Leadership games and Imaginary play is one of our favorite ways of getting your pre-schooler to broaden their musical horizons as they begin to learn that musicians play and sing together in ensemble.. Children will be introduced to our full range of instruments including our beautiful Orff instruments: glockenspiels, , xylophones, resonator bells, and percussion instruments, and will begin orchestrating well know songs with more than one instrument.  Learning how to be a conductor, acting out songs stories, learning simple dances, are some of their favorite activities. l.  We continue the use of puppets and props to enhance their music vocabulary and movement repertoire and will introduce repertoire to music from around the world as well as classical music.  This is a very fun and imaginative class while learning so much ..  

 

Family Jamboree- Mixed ages (1-5)yrs

 Geared for Toddlers, and Pre-schoolers   (babies under 10 months free) It's a great opportunity for the "big sib" to take a class with the "little one. Great opportunity for alumnae to return with their new sibling or for friends an family to do together. With the use of our wide variety of instruments, props, and puppets, children and their grownups are exposed to wonderful fun songs, stories, games, instruments, and dances which allow each child to participate at his or her own unique level. We will combine the best songs and activities from all the different age levels.  Songs and musical activities from the best of  Musical Munchkins repertoire around the sun, the stars and the moon for our Beach boogie and Starship ship shakeup. 

Pre-School Swing for 3 &4 yrs

  Imaginary play is one of our favorite ways of getting your pre-schoolers to broaden their musical horizons as they begin to learn that musicians play and sing together in ensemble. Children will be introduced to our full range of instruments including our beautiful Orff instruments : glockenspiels, metallaphones, xylophones, resonator bells,and will begin orchestrating well know songs with more than one instrument.  Learning how to be a conductor, acting our songs, learning simple dances, are some of their favorite activities. Sol singing, echo singing and group singing are all encourage to develop good pitch and vocal skills as well as learning to sing into a microphone. We also being to develop the use of musical notes, and music vocabulary as well.  We continue the use of puppets, and props to enhance their music vocabulary and movement repertoire and will introduce children to music form around the world as well as exposing them to classical and folk music. *this class  in the beginning , children participate with the teacher, however there are some actiivites that we ask parents to participate., Parents may stay in the room  We have a very gentle way of separation, and we find as the year progresses, most children are very comfortable  in the Big kids class without adult.

Makin Music for 4 & 5yrs (3.8-5yrs)

 Language, movement, rhythm and melody are used in game form to develop coordination, self-concept and creativity, and important listening skills,as well as to promote social and emotional skills , sell- esteem and leadership skills.  Children will explore 1. echo, group singing and acting out musical stories and exploring songs and musical activities from around the world.. 2. dancing  and creative movement using scarves, streamers, puppets, hoops, beanbags, canopies, parachutes .3. Exposure to beginning musical notation with our very popular wooden music notes, 4. learning how to be a conductor, 5. Orchestrating songs with our beautiful Orff instruments, percussion and ethnic instruments. 5. Solo, echo and group singing to develop good pitch and vocal skills and learning how to sing into a microphone are just some of the activities.  This is designed for children who are not yet ready for formal lessons of learning to play a musical instrument, but designed to build a foundation for playing an instrument later on. This class is offered without caregiver

 

Kids jamboree- 2 & 3 yr olds

 I can do it myself - Independence Day is here! This is a wonderful age for making music, as children are eager to participate in independent activities while learning to observe and follow the example of the teacher. The children now have a choice of being with their grownup or sitting as a group with their teacher. Echo singing and call and response are encouraged to develop language, listening, and pitch matching skills. Twos & Threes are now developing a longer attention span and are able to follow directions during movement sequences as they learn the rhythmic differences between walk, run, tippy-toe, gallop, and march. Using our many varied instruments, children learn how to make "soft" and "loud" sounds, and when to play "fast" or "slow". Circle dances, creative movement, puppets, felt board activities, and songbooks provide a creative dimension to their music-making experience. By the end of the year, children will be playing the full range of our vast instrument collection - drums, shakers, metals, woods, tambourines, and resonator bells. All are designed to allow the children to accompany themselves while they sing and to fully express themselves rhythmically. They will start to play together as a group and learn to accompany themselves on various instruments. At the end of the year, to everyone's delight, they will be
encouraged to entertain us with a solo!

Pre-school swing for 3-5yr olds

 Imaginary play is one of our favorite ways of getting your pre-schooler to broaden their musical horizons as they begin to learn that musicians play and sing together in ensemble.. Children will be introduced to our full range of instruments including our beautiful Orff instruments: glockenspiels, , xylophones, resonator bells, and percussion instruments, and will begin orchestrating well know songs with more than one instrument.  Learning how to be a conductor, acting out songs stories, learning simple dances, are some of their favorite activities. Solo singing, echo singing and group singing are all encouraged to develop good pitch and vocal skills as well as learning to sing into a microphone. We also begin to develop the use of musical notes, and music vocabulary as well.  We continue the use of puppets and props to enhance their music vocabulary and movement repertoire and will introduce repertoire to music from around the world as well as classical music. Parents may stay in the room  We have a very gentle way of separation, and we find as the year progresses, most children are very comfortable  in the Big kids class without adult. Parents will be invited in at the end of class for a special activity with their children.

Zoom family Jamboree 1-5 yr olds

Children and their grownups are exposed to wonderful fun songs, stories, games, and dances bouncing rhymes tickle, & fingerplays,  which allow each child to participate at his or her own unique level right in the comfort of your home.  In addition,  your choice to receive a private link with access to the recorded class to view on your own     that you can play whenever you wish..So come join the fun!

Summer Family Swing -mixed ages

Join us for A Musical Picnic outside on the lawn across from GMPA in Waterbury/Moretown.  During this time of COVID, join Miss Andrea for  40 minutes of musical safe distanced fun and then have fun picnicking with your family, social distancing with your own picnic food and blanket. This class offers musical activities for families and friends revolving around the ocean, the jungle, and more summer fun, followed by a picnic of snacks, drinks or lunch (bring your own picnic food and drinks). I will provide each family with a Musical Munchkins instrument kit to be used for our music time.  Geared for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.   With the use of our wide variety of instruments, props, & puppets, children and their grownups are exposed to wonderful fun songs, stories, games, and dances which allow each child to participate at his or her own unique level. This is a wonderful age for music and a wonderful time for children of different ages to learn from each other.

Summer preschool music & art- 3 -5 yrs

  Join us in this fun-filled class of summer music of Beach boogie and Starship Shakeup geared for your pre-schooler and kindergartner-This class is designed just for them, however, if parents need to stay in the room they can, ON The third and 6th day of class we will make an instrument to take home with the help of caregivers.  Join us as we take a musical journey to the stars, the moon, and the sun, and an ocean voyage the beach, take a sailing boat, and dive with the dolphins, are just some of the wonderful musical activities this summer.  We will utilize our vast instrument collection of drums, shakers, ethnic, woods, and Orff instruments like glockenspiels, as well as many props for movement and vocal singing: parachutes, streamers, puppets,  (45-50 minutes)

Kid Jamboree 2- 4 year olds

Geared for Toddlers and Preschoolers.This class combines activities for both age levels This is a wonderful age for music, Children will sing, dance and play instruments. Echo singing is encouraged to develop language, listening and pitch matching skills.  Using our many varied instruments, children will learn soft and loud sounds, and when to play fast or slow. Movement is the key ingredient at this stage. Props such as balls, bubbles, scarves, crates, beanbags and canopies develop fine & gross motor skills and extend the child's movement vocabulary. Circle dances, creative movement, puppets, felt board activities and song books provide creative dimensions to their music making experience. By the end of the year, children will be playing the full range of our vast instrument collection- drums, shakers, metals, woods, tambourines, and Orff instruments, and will have easily mastered simple rhythms and a variety of tempo and dynamic changes, as well as playing a solo to show off their newly found skills.

 

 

Big Kids jamboree- (2.5-4 yrs)

This is a wonderful age for music, Children will sing , dance and play instruments.,  Echo singing is encouraged to develop language, listening and pitch matching skills.  Using our many varied instruments, children will learn soft and bloud sounds, and when to play fast or slow.  Circle dances, creative movement, puppets, felt board activities and song books provide creative dimensions to their music making experience.  By the end of the year, children will be playing the full range of our vast instrument collections- drums, shakers, metals, woods, tambourines, and Orff instruments, and will have easily mastered simple rhythms and a variety of tempo and dynamic changes, as well as playing a solo to show off their newly found skills.

Music for 2-5 year olds

Join us for this holiday open house for our winter session-with   songs, movement activities,props,puppets , and instrumental play revolving around the winter and the holidays,  geared just for your older toddler and pre-schooler.  Meet Miss Andrea and learn about our winter 8 week session - jungle beat and winter frolics. A holiday treat will be given to all children .

Toddler Jamboree-for 1.5-3 year olds

This class offers musical activities that can be enjoyed by older toddlers to 3 yrs old, which includes our own Musical Munchkins repertoire, Lynn Kleiner and Laurie Berkner selections. With the use of our wide variety of instruments, props, and puppets, children and their grownups are exposed to a variety of songs, song stories, fingerplays , bouncing rhymes,beginning solo singing, learning to keep a beat, musical games, circle dances, as well as developing self esteem through social interaction and games that will help your toddler feel empowered to begin to become more independent and confident human beings through the powerful medium of music.

Toddler Swing for 1 & 2 year olds

Movement is the key ingredient at this stage Many more instruments are added to our repertoire such as gathering & lollipop drums, bells, tambourines, and a wide assortment of wooden instruments. Props such as balls, bubbles, scarves, crates, beanbags, soft blocks and canopies develop fine & gross motor skills and extend the child's movement vocabulary. Although we continue bouncing rhymes and chants "songtime" is introduced as children begin to sing along to their favorite songs. As the year progresses rhythmic sounds, movement games and the use of specially chosen instruments help toddlers to walk, play and sing successfully.  the curriculum grows with your child to accommodate their needs going into the next developmental stage..

Toddler Swing -1-3yrs

 Movement is the key ingredient at this stage Many more instruments are added to our repertoire such as gathering & lollipop drums, bells, tambourines, and a wide assortment of wooden instruments. Props such as balls, bubbles, scarves, crates, beanbags, soft blocks and canopies develop fine & gross motor skills and extend the child's movement vocabulary. Although we continue bouncing rhymes and chants "songtime" is introduced as children begin to sing along to their favorite songs. As the year progresses rhythmic sounds, movement games and the use of specially chosen instruments help toddlers to walk, play and sing successfully.  the curriculum grows with your child to accommodate their needs going into the next developmental stage..

Kids Family jamboree (2-5 years)

*Geared for toddlers,and preschoolers & Kindergartners- Join us in this fun-filled class of summer music of Beach boogie and Starship Shakeup  with parent  Join us as we take a musical journey to the stars, the moon and the sun, and an ocean voyage the beach, take a sailing boat, and dive with the dolphins, are just some of the wonderful musical activities this summer.  We will utilize our vast instrument collection of drums, shakers, ethnic, woods, and Orff instruments like glockenspiels, as well as many props for movement and vocal singing: parachutes, streamers, puppets, etc   

Kids Music & Art (2-5yrs+) s (6o.min) with adult

Join us in this fun-filled hour class of summer music (Beach boogie ) geared for 2 -5yrs  -  **   siblings welcome to join at sibling rate. 40-45 minutes of music and the last 15- minutes of class we will make a different instrument or art project to take home. Join us for our first mini session- Beach Boogie, as we take an ocean voyage to the beach, take a sailing boat, and dive with the dolphins, just some of our fun musical adventures  We will utilize our vast instrument collection of drums, shakers, ethnic, woods, and Orff instruments like glockenspiels, as well as many props for movement and vocal singing: parachutes, streamers, puppets, etc.    

Big Kids Music & Art (2.5-5 yrs) with adult

Join us in this fun-filled  class of summer music (Beach boogie & Starship shakeup ) geared for 2.5 years -5yrs ,  -  ** older siblings welcome to join at sibling rate.  On the third and last day of classes, we will make an instrument to take home. Join us for - Beach Boogie, as we take an ocean voyage to the beach, take a sailing boat, and dive with the dolphins, just some of our fun musical adventures, and Starship Shakeup- blasting off to the sun, the stars and the moon- and a trip around the world, We will utilize our vast instrument collection of drums, shakers, ethnic, woods, and Orff instruments like glockenspiels, as well as many props for movement and vocal singing: parachutes, streamers, puppets, etc.    

Big Kids jamboree (2.5-4 yrs)

Geared for Toddlers and Preschoolers. This class combines activities for both age levels This is a wonderful age for music, Children will sing, dance and play instruments. Echo singing is encouraged to develop language, listening and pitch matching skills.  Using our many varied instruments, children will learn soft and loud sounds, and when to play fast or slow. Movement is the key ingredient at this stage. Props such as balls, bubbles, scarves, crates, beanbags, and canopies develop fine & gross motor skills and extend the child's movement vocabulary. Circle dances, creative movement, puppets, felt board activities and songbooks provide creative dimensions to their music-making experience. By the end of the year, children will be playing the full range of our vast instrument collection- drums, shakers, metals, woods, tambourines, and Orff instruments, and will have easily mastered simple rhythms and a variety of tempo and dynamic changes, as well as playing a solo to show off their newly found skills.