All Newton Music School - Toddlers and Youth

Toddlers and Youth

EARLY CHILDHOOD

(AND A BIT BEYOND)

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The ANMS early childhood program provides young children with the building blocks to appreciate a lifetime of music and music making. Our classes are warm, welcoming, and fun, set in a school environment where the sounds of instruments surround you and your child. This time-tested program is a great first step to a childhood filled with music.

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MUSIC & MOVEMENT FOR AGES 20 MONTHS TO 5 YEARS

 

JOY OF MUSIC 1-2S

Through song, movement, musical games and playing percussion instruments, young children, with an adult partner are exposed to the fundamentals of music. Children and adults are engaged in fun and educational musical activities learning together in a creative, relaxed environment.

Ages 20-36 months with adult partner
Instructor: Kim Petot
Wednesday: 10:45 – 11:30 am
Thursday: 9:45 – 10:30 am
Tuition: $150 for 8 Sessions
We offer two 8 week sessions per semester.
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JOY OF MUSIC 3S

The language of music is instilled in these young students’ ears, hearts and minds. This unique curriculum has evolved over the years, using elements of the Kodaly Method of vocal emphasis (song) and the ORFF approach to percussion (instruments). Each child’s musical horizons are broadened and creative ways of thinking are expanded, inspiring confidence in the future pursuit of musical endeavors. This course requires an adult partner.

Age 3 with adult partner
Instructor: Kim Petot
Thursday: 10:45 – 11:30 am
Saturday: 10:00 – 10:45 am
Tuition: $150 for 8 Sessions
We offer two 8 week sessions per semester.
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JOY OF MUSIC 4S

Children can be independently immersed in musical learning at this age. We investigate traditional orchestral instruments and explore all elements of music through the use of singing, movement, and playing songs on percussion instruments (xylophones, etc.). At this level, children attend class without an adult partner.

Age 4 without adult partner
Instructor: Kim Petot
Thursday: 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Saturday: 11:00 – 11:45 am
Tuition: $150 for 8 Session
We offer two 8 week sessions per semester.
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Xylophone Band, Ukulele Class and World Drumming Class for 5-6 year old students are geared towards the young emerging reader. Students receive an instrument to take home, along with a folder of music and support work sheets. Notation and basic music knowledge is acquired through games, worksheets, movement, ensemble playing and group practice.

 

XYLOPHONE BAND

This band is accessible to students whose fine motor skills are still emerging, as xylophone playing only requires gross motor skills. Movement, worksheets and music games are a large part of the many educational activities your child will experience. A home instrument is included in the tuition. Full year enrollment required.

Ages 5-6 years
Instructor: Kim Petot
Thursday: 3:30 – 4:15 pm
Saturday: 12:00 – 12:45 pm
Tuition: $650 for 30 Sessions
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WORLD DRUMMING

Join in an exciting music, movement, and drumming class where children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives. Your child will sing, dance, move, drum, and play to songs and beats from around the world. Instruments provided.

Ages 5-6 years
Instructor: Kim Petot
Wednesday: 4:00 – 4:30 pm
Tuition: $300 for 15 Sessions
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UKULELE CLASS

Ukulele Class is a fun and easy, sing and play along series of ukulele lessons for youngsters. This is intended for young, beginning ukulele players and covers basic chords and strumming in Kim’s warm, and friendly manner. Instrument provided.

Ages 5-6 years
Instructor: Kim Petot
Friday: 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $150 for 8 Sessions
We offer two 8 week sessions per semester.
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MORE GROUP INSTRUMENT CLASSES

 

INTRO TO CLARINET

Nuvo Student Clarinets offer a unique opportunity for your young child to begin their musical journey. The Nuvo Clarinet, with its easily accessible fingering design, assures success and quick improvement for a young beginner.

Ages 6-8 years
Instructor: Michelle Shoemaker
Tuesday: 1:30 – 2:15 pm
Tuition: $150 for 8 Sessions
We offer two 8 week sessions per semester.
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INTRO TO GUITAR

This class is a beginning guitar class for children. The primary goal is to establish contact with the instrument in a fun way, and introduce young players to basic concepts of guitar and music. At the first meeting, the teacher will supply guidelines for purchasing an appropriate guitar.

Ages 5-6 years
Instructor: Tim Cohen
Saturday: 11:00 – 11:30 am
Tuition: $150 for 8 Sessions
We offer two 8 week sessions per semester.
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EXPLORING BRASS

Explore three exciting brass instruments: trumpet, trombone, and French horn! Students will spend several classes with each instrument, exploring the similarities and differences within the brass family. Students will be able to take home their instruments to get a great feel for the brass wind family. Classes will focus on the basics of brass playing and creative musical exercises. A great way to determine which instrument is right for you! Instruments supplied.

Ages 8-10 years
Instructor: Justin Stanley
Thursday: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Tuition: $150 for 8 Sessions
We offer two 8 week sessions per semester.
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PIANO LAB

Our Piano Lab curriculum, for children age 6 to 9 years, develops strong piano and musicianship skills which translates into successful future private study. At the completion of each Lab, students will have a collection of standard piano repertoire.

Instructor: Kim Petot

Piano Lab I

The shared learning experience of the small group of seven children, with adult partners, creates a social environment that young learners thrive in.
Ages 6-7 years
Monday: 3:30 – 4:15 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Friday: 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Tuition: $625 for 30 Sessions

Saturday: 9:00 – 9:45 am
Tuition: $580 for 28 Sessions

Piano Lab II

Many emerging young pianists will flourish with the opportunity to review and strengthen piano skills learned in Piano Lab I before taking private lessons. Students attend this class without an adult partner. Completion of Piano Lab I is helpful, but not required.
Ages 7-8 years
Monday: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Tuition: $625 for 30 Sessions

Piano Lab III

This transitional class is geared to the young pianist that still desires the support of a group experience, without an adult partner, before entering into private study.
Ages 8-9 years
Monday: 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Tuition: $625 for 30 Sessions

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