Early Childhood Music
Our youngest students realize their musical potential at The Ridgewood Conservatory by learning to translate their natural affinity for music into instrument readiness.
The Music Together® curriculum used for our program includes developmentally appropriate activities to keep your child engaged while learning about life through music.
Every parent knows that early childhood is a remarkable period of growth and development.
We believe it is also the perfect time to start your child’s musical education.
NEW! We’re now offering MUSIC TOGETHER® classes!
EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC NOW TAUGHT AS THREE SEMESTERS (10 classes per semester)
Fall Semester: September 9, 2017 . Winter Semester: December 6, 2017 . Spring Semester: March 24, 2018*
Babies Class BIRTH – 9 MONTHS
Every parent knows that babies love music, whether they are being rocked to sleep with lullabies or bounced to the beat of favorite tunes. There is so much you can do to develop your baby’s natural affinity for music − even if you believe you’re not particularly musical yourself! Making music with your baby will open the door to a world of possibility for your little one, not only for music learning but for all learning in the years to come.
Music Together’s Babies Class was created specially to start you and your baby on a magical musical journey. You and your infant will join other new families in joyful music-making, singing, dancing and playing − all designed to help you bond musically with your baby and enhance his or her budding musicality. After one semester in the Babies Class, your transition will be seamless as your baby grows into our Mixed-Age Class. (45 minutes)
Winter ’17: SATURDAY 12:30PM
Mixed-Age ClassNEWBORNS – 5 YEARS
Why mixed ages? Child development research shows that grouping children of different ages in one class encourages natural, family-style learning − which is why Music Together developed their award-winning mixed-age music class curriculum. In this class, everyone participates at their own levels:
✔ babies begin to vocalize, as they watch and listen
✔ toddlers experiment and imitate the older children
✔ preschoolers build confidence as classroom leaders.
Music Together’s Mixed-Age Class offers babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grownups who love them the unique opportunity to get together each week for fun-filled family music time. Your teacher will lead you and the other families in music activities ranging from lullabies to full-on jam sessions with child-friendly instruments. It’s so much fun you won’t realize how much learning is taking place! (45 minutes)
Winter ’17: SATURDAY 9:30AM and 10:30AM; Call 201-612-6686 for other possible days and times.
Big Kids Class5 – 7 YEAR OLDS
As your older children become more independent, they will be ready to explore how to use their bodies and voices in musical ways. Big Kids classes have their own recording, songbook, and other materials made especially for them. Big Kids classes are a great complement to piano orviolin lessons, dance classes and school music programs!
Music Together’s Big Kids Class blends the elements of Music Together that parents and children love with new activities, skills and challenges created just for kids their age. The curriculum includes solfège, solos and ensembles, folk dances, harmony singing, vocal development and drumming. In our Big Kids class, your child learns and plays with others, while building leadership and decision-making skills at the same time. (60 MINUTES)
Winter ’17: SATURDAY 11:30AM
Included in your Music Together tuition are…
An Illustrated Songbook with tips on bringing the music home
A CD that you can use at home, in the car or at grandma’s
A Digital Download of the CD for your phone or computer, and
Access to the Family Music Zone where you can
download music and find coloring pages, informative articles and much more.
And each new student gets a parent guide and a growth chart to help you support your child’s music development!
Fall and Spring Semesters:
Fees for Babies and Mixed-Age Classes: $260 per semester
Fees for Big Kids Classes: $325 per semester
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Family Discount: SAVE $45 for each additional sibling!
(Note: There is no additional registration fee for Music Together classes.)
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BABIES UNDER NINE MONTHS ARE FREE IF ATTENDING
THE SAME CLASS AS A REGISTERED SIBLING.
Save $25 on tuition if your child enrolls in MUSIC TOGETHER and one of these Early Childhood Dance Classes:
Pre-Ballet (3-4 yr olds), Pre-Ballet/Tap (3-4 yr olds), Intro to Ballet, Tap or Hip-Hop (5-6 yr olds).
* NOTE: Semesters may be extended as makeups for classes cancelled due to inclement weather or teacher absences.
All Early Childhood Music classes are subject to enrollment.
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