Early Childhood Open House

Child smiling and holding drum sticks

On August 15 and 16, join the Community School of Performing Arts for the Early Childhood Open House. Prospective parents and students can sign up for a free online class. Get a chance to meet with our experienced faculty and participate in the carefully crafted curriculum.

The Community School of Performing Art’s Early Childhood Program formally introduces children as young as 7 months to the wonders of music and the performing arts. Our classes target specific age groupings to best capitalize on students’ capabilities as they explore music, theory, voice, movement, and drama. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in classes with very young children.

Classes will take place online via Zoom, which requires a strong internet connection and computer/tablet. All classes at the Open House will be first-come, first-served.

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Schedule

Saturday, August 15

Ages 18–24 months

Teacher: Christine Martin

This family-oriented class encourages toddlers to become actively engaged in making music. Through the use of nursery poems and songs, children explore various musical traditions and styles.

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Ages 2–3

Teacher: Christine Martin

As toddlers gain more motor development skills, they’re more likely to want to move, and this class encourages them to explore movement through music and imagination. Teachers also work with the young students to improve listening skills through play, songs, stories, and games.

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Ages 2.5–3

Teacher: Mary Alonso

Our talented faculty brings nursery rhymes, make-believe stories, and folk tales to life in this class designed for two- and three-year-old children. With the aid of props and small percussion instruments, teachers and students create theatrical experiences through storytelling.

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Ages 3–3.5

Teacher: Francesca Bori

Each week, students experience a musical adventure, with singing, movement, and drama. Oftentimes, the children use small props and percussion instruments to enhance performances.

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Ages 3–3.5

Teacher: Francesca Bori

Students are treated to games and stories that will trigger their imagination, individual expression, and language skills. They engage in exercises to develop body awareness, concentration, group cooperation, coordination, and balance. Activities utilize rhythmic verbalization, pantomime, dramatic play, and creative movement.

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Ages 3.5–4

Teacher: Mary Alonso

Multi-cultural seasonal themes and festivals are the highlight of this class. Songs are chosen to reflect different celebrations around the world.

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Sunday, August 16

Ages 3.5–4

Teacher: Jacqueline Paquette

Super Singers begin working on vocal techniques through games, songs, and stories. Our knowledgeable teachers help students produce good tone quality and improve diction as well as correct vocal placement and singing in the proper register. They also introduce basic elements of music, such as tempo, dynamics, rhythm, phrasing, timbre, and style.

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Ages 3.5–4.5

Teacher: Jacqueline Paquette

Rhythm helps give movement purpose. In this class, preschool-age children learn to direct their energy into basic rhythms and rhythmic patterns while also improving listening and motor skills. They’re also shown proper playing techniques for small percussion instruments used in classroom exercises.

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Ages 18–24 months

Teacher: Mary Alonso

This family-oriented class encourages toddlers to become actively engaged in making music. Through the use of nursery poems and songs, children explore various musical traditions and styles.

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Ages 2–3

Teacher: Mary Alonso

As toddlers gain more motor development skills, they’re more likely to want to move, and this class encourages them to explore movement through music and imagination. Teachers also work with the young students to improve listening skills through play, songs, stories, and games.

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Ages 2.5-3

Teacher: Mary Alonso

Our talented faculty brings nursery rhymes, make-believe stories, and folk tales to life in this class designed for two- and three-year-old children. With the aid of props and small percussion instruments, teachers and students create theatrical experiences through storytelling.

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We hope you can join us at this exciting new event. If you have more questions about the Early Childhood Program or any other program at the Community School of Performing Arts, please send us an email at cspa@colburnschool.edu.