MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR LITTLE LEARNERS

Creating Life-long Learners of Music 

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OUR MISSION

Tuneful, Beatful, Artful

Our mission is to help children to reach their musical potential by encouraging them to be tuneful, beatful, and artful through singing, instrument play, and movement exploration and provide their caretakers with the tools to continue their musical learning at home.

 

CLASSES

Fall 2022

Join us this fall as we FISH FOR FUN through music and movement exploring the creatures, sailors and boats on the waters during our 8- week interactive musical journey! These classes follow the methodologies of the First Steps in Music curriculum developed by Dr. John Feierabend full of interactive activities for you and your little one.

INFANT (BIRTH - 12 MONTHS)

Dates: September 24 - November 12 
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: St. Lorenz School -
140 Churchgrove Rd, Frankenmuth, MI  
Class Size: 10
Fee: $65

WADDLER/TODDLER (12 - 40 MONTHS)

Dates: September 24 - November 12
Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: St. Lorenz School -
140 Churchgrove Rd, Frankenmuth, MI
Class Size: 10 
Fee: $65

PRESCHOOL (3.5 - 5 YEARS)

Dates: September 24- November 12
Time: 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Location: St. Lorenz School -
140 Churchgrove Rd, Frankenmuth, MI
Class Size: 10
Fee: $100

Register you and your child today at the link below

or by contacting St. Lorenz school office at (989) 652-6141

Questions? Contact Ashley Keller at alkeller504@gmail.com

 
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Class Overview

Infant Class (Birth - 12 months)

Class begins with 5-10 minutes of unstructured play with assorted musical instruments and sound-making toys. Free play concludes with singing a favorite song, followed by group activities for infants which include bounces, wiggles, tickles, tapping/clapping, simple songs, beat motions, and lullabies.


Waddler/Toddler Class (12 - 40 months)

Class begins with 5-10 minutes of unstructured play with assorted musical instruments and sound-making toys. Free play concludes with singing a favorite song, followed by group activities for infants which include bounces, wiggles, tickles, tapping/clapping, simple songs, beat motions, circle games, and lullabies.

Preschool (3.5 - 5 years) 

Class begins with 5-10 minutes of unstructured play with assorted musical instruments and sound-making toys. Free play concludes with the group singings a favorite song, followed by group activities, which include pitch exploration, echo and call-and-response songs, movement exploration, fingerplays, action songs, simple circles, beat motions, simple songs, arioso, and song tales. 

 

BENEFITS

  • Develops language

  • Builds the foundation for singing and movement

  • Encourages imaginative play

  • Easily incorporate music into your home

  • Special time to interact with your little one

  • Develop social skills in a group setting

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WHY FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC

Research-Based Curriculum

Based on early childhood research related to the development of:

  • Music intelligence

  • Singing skills

  • Sensitivity to beat groups

  • Expressive movement

  • Musical memory

  • Preferences and 

  • Neurological connections

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MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

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ASHLEY KELLER

Ashley Keller earned her Master’s Degree in Music Education from Vandercook College of Music and Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Concordia University Chicago. She is certified in First Steps in Music by John Feierabend. She has taught elementary music, choir, and band for 6 years. She has a passion for teaching children and families all about the joys and benefits of making music apart of your home. She resides in Frankenmuth with her husband and two daughters.