The Music Class®

The Music Class®

Mixed age: babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!

Spend quality time with your kids and help them build a foundation for music in a fun, relaxed environment.

Winter Session begins in December! 

Registration

Currently Registered Fall Session Families:  Registration is now open for Winter Session!
Open Registration for All Families:  Begins November 1

Please call our office to register siblings in the same class to make sure you are charged correctly for materials fees.

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About the Music Class®

"The most effective way to learn music is by being immersed in the sounds of music, including a broad variety of musical scales, rhythms, and styles, and starting at a very young age." - The Music Class®

Powers Music School is pleased to present Music Pups®, from the critically acclaimed The Music Class®. This program offers playful, creative music & movement classes that are guaranteed to spark a love and enjoyment of music in your child - and you! Your child will enjoy singing, dancing, wiggling, observing and exploring instruments and musical props. As a parent, you'll gain musicality and learn new songs in a relaxed and pressure-free atmosphere full of fun and silliness. Music Pups® spurs you to use music in your child's daily life, teaches you how to increase your child's music potential naturally, and helps you to better understand a child's musical development.

Developmentally appropriate mixed-age classes allow siblings to enjoy class together. Babies love to observe other children having fun as their caregiver taps the beat on their bodies, and older children love helping the teacher - when they're not jumping as high as they can!

Tuition for each session includes ten 45-minute classes, a CD for listening and learning the music outside class, and a colorable songbook full of creative ideas for sharing the music with your child at home. With all new music each session, you'll quickly build a library of CDs and songs to sing for years to come.

A parent or caregiver is required to be present to sing and dance with their children enrolled in Music Pups®. Already a Music Pups® parent? Join our Music Pups® Belmont Facebook page for additional resources!

 

Winter 2017/2018 Session

Infants - Up to Age 4

Instructors: Sarah Bacon, Jennifer Choe

Winter Session: 10 weeks p/ session, Winter Session begins December 5-9

The Winter Session features "The Bear Collection" - join us as we sing, move, dance, and play to this fun collection of songs!

Tuition: $200 p/ session + $35 materials fee (per family per session) + $40 registration fee (per student per year)
Additional siblings older than 9 months in same class: $80 tuition. Additional siblings 9 months or younger in same class: full tuition discount. Additional siblings do not need to pay the materials fee.

Class times: 

  • Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am (Choe) Begins 12/5/17
  • Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:15 am (Choe) Begins 12/5/17
  • Fridays, 9:30 - 10:15 am (Choe) Begins 12/8/17
  • Saturdays, 9:15 - 10:00 am (Bacon) Begins 12/9/17

Make-ups: 3 make-ups are allowed per semester. If you must miss your regular class time, you may notify the office in advance and request to attend a different class time (as long as there is space) to make up that particular class. Make-ups cannot be used in a different semester.

Ready to Register? Use the buttons at the top of this page to register online (by credit card), or by mail (by check or credit card number). If you are registering a sibling online, please call us to complete your registration and payment so we can make sure you are charged correctly.

 

Some Questions You Might Have...

Why are babies and 3-year-olds in the same class?

My 2-year-old just can't sit still. Is this the right class for him?

Some children want to run; others want to spend the class no more than a foot away from the teacher; some will sit in laps; while others want to observe from a cozy corner in the room. At The Music Class® we recognize that there are many different learning styles, and we encourage parents to let the children be where they are comfortable. A typical class may have all of these different types of children, but all children have one thing in common: they are all watching, listening, and learning from us.  We have found that regardless of your child’s learning style, the more frequently your child listens to our music at home, the more likely he or she is to stay focused in class.  So be sure to do your homework by listening to the music every day!

What should my child really be learning right now at this young age? Can an infant really participate?

There is a growing body of research to that suggests the younger a child is, the more she is learning. Even though a baby cannot run, clap or sing in class, her brain is developing at a faster rate than the brains of the big kids. Additionally, research suggests that during the second 6 months of life the brain is already prioritizing: discarding the neural information pathways not stimulated by its environment. So yes, the best possible time to start Music Pups® is when your child is a baby! Another way to think of this is to compare learning to speak with learning music. In the same way that talking to your baby from birth is critical to your child’s language development, exposing your child to music from birth benefits her music development.  Of course your baby cannot show you how much she is learning now. Be patient! Let her feel the beat, listen to you sing, and observe in class. Absorbing musical sounds is the first step in music development. When she becomes a toddler she will surely blossom. Then you will see first hand the benefits of coming to class during that precious first year.

Why are parents and guardians required to be at class?

  • Parents and other primary care givers play a critical role in their child’s music development.  We not only provide parents with music and activities to take home and repeat throughout the week, but we also encourage meaningful social interaction around the music.

What makes the Music Pups® class different from other music classes for young children?

  • All of our instructors at Powers are trained to provide high-quality music instruction - you'll know that when you come to class each week, your child is getting the very best music education possible. The skills and concepts we teach benefit your student, but also you! And when your child ages out of The Music Class® program, Powers offers a number of other options to pursue music in whatever way makes sense for your family. Our goal is to build a foundation to enjoy music for life, and it starts right here with The Music Class®.


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