Early Childhood Open House

Child smiling and holding drum sticks

On May 30 and 31, 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.

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. Parents are required to participate in classes with their children.

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Schedule

Saturday, May 30

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 3–3.5

Teacher: Mary Alonso

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 3.5–4.5

Teacher: Mary Alonso

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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Sunday, May 31

Ages 12–17 months

Teacher: Christine Martin

Babes in Colburnland is based on Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children, written and developed by Professor Edwin E. Gordon. At the core of his philosophy is “audiation,” a process through which infants convert sound to music, thereby giving the tones more meaning much like the spoken word is giving meaning as a language. Our specially trained instructors work with parents and infants to cultivate developmental listening skills with activities to help children absorb music concepts. Teachers design sensory experiences to fascinate and captivate children. As classes progress, infants move from being merely receptive to engaging in an active role.

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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: 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 3.5–4

Teacher: Christine Martin

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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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.