What does Music4Life and Music4TOTS offer?
Music4life offers a wide range of early education classes and sessions for children from the very young to school age. Whether students are participating in Music4TOTS or taking one-on-one instrumental or vocal lessons with our teachers.
Music4TOTS classes are designed specifically for children as young as 1 year to 6 years.
Music4TOTS is a stepping-stone for children who are expressing interest in music but are too young to begin learning an instrument like piano, guitar, or ukulele.
When is the right time to learn music?
As early as possible! Most infants as young as 1 year old can benefit from music education. Whether they are being introduced to different sounds, or shaking instruments to the beat, or using our body movement to match with the music. Our young ones understand more than we think about music and song.
Age-appropriate instruments such as shakers, jingle bells, tambourines, rhythm sticks, and drums are used at every class! We practice rhythms, moving to music, exploring different sounds, and simply have fun making music together!
Each class we begin with a greeting song and vocal warm-up exercise. Many classes will include reading of a music related book. Most of the class time is spent singing, playing with and exploring instruments. We end each class with a goodbye song and fun age-appropriate rewards (stamps, stickers, prize, or coloring pages).
Many classes will include an Instrument Petting Zoo! This is a fun, interactive session where students get to see, hear, and touch a variety of different instruments. One or two sessions we will even make our own instruments using recycled materials!
**Instruments and other touched surfaces are sanitized after each class.