These special programs allow the younger student to experience the thrill of individualized instruction, while building the foundation of coordination and healthy technique within a specialized curriculum. Early Start faculty members have extensive experience and interest in teaching younger students. Programs vary by instrument and age.
EARLY START GUITAR
Playful characters and original stories and games teach note names, techniques, and songs designed to share our love of music. Children should begin on an appropriately sized (½ or ¾) classical guitar. For advice on obtaining an instrument for your child, please call (585) 454-4596.
Fee: $10 registration fee; $34* fee per half-hour lesson (includes the group class). Schedules and fees are arranged by appointment with the Dean’s Office. With enrollment in Early Start Guitar, families pay reduced fees for one Music FUNdamentals or Children’s Dance class, and reduced fees for other ensembles. (Fees are as of Summer 2020.)
MUSIC FOR LITTLE MOZARTS
Margaret Sawyer, Instructor
Age 5: Mondays, July 6-August 10, 2020, 4:00-4:50 pm
Age 6: Mondays, July 6-August 10, 2020, 5:00-5:50 pm
The irresistible stuffed animals, Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse, assist your child in his/her first introduction and exploration of the piano, and form the core of this innovative and exciting program! Students are introduced to keyboard choreography, beginning piano technique, rhythm and note patterns, while engaging in singing and playful musical activities both at and away from the piano keyboard. Each child must purchase a deluxe starter kit which includes a CD, lesson book, workbook, discovery book, and, of course, Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse! Materials can be purchased by calling Atlas Music or through various on-line resources. Students who are ready can begin individual lessons following the 6-week session.
NOTE: Acoustic piano (or a digital piano with 88 full-size, weighted keys) in the home is encouraged but not required for Little Mozarts. An instrument is required once students begin individual lessons.
Fee: $10 registration fee. $102* tuition. Additional material fees will apply. (Fees are as of Summer 2020.)
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