Our Music Programs
We offer age-specific early childhood music classes for parents with babies age birth to 36 months, as well as for children ages 3, 4, 5, and 6 years old. In these classes, babies and children grow up learning the language of music through fun and effective age-appropriate methods.
Music education is important for babies and young children
Research shows that infancy is the time when music has the most impact, leading to better language skills, improved concentration, increased confidence, enhanced social skills, better performance in school and high IQ’s later in life. The impact that music has in early childhood development is the foundational core for all our programs.
Our music program is special
We provide families with a unique and unparalleled early childhood music curriculum that has been developed through years of collaboration by accomplished early childhood educators in the Universities Of Saskatchewan and Alberta. We use the very principles and techniques developed over more than a century by Zoltán Kodály, Carl Orff, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, and Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.
We are not a franchise and have set a very high standard in teacher qualifications, classroom materials + size, music repertoire – every aspect that demonstrates to parents that they are receiving the best music education for their children. Our teachers are professional early childhood music educators and musicians who strive to foster a love of music in children.
Our classes initiate and nurture the development of musical skills in infants and children by engaging the mind as well as the body through a mixture of singing, chanting, dance, playing percussion instruments as well as games and musical expression using whole body movement. These fundamentals combine to create the perfect music education for any child from birth to 6 years, and then beyond into private instruments as they pursue their love of music.
Choosing a class
We offer group music classes for each specific age category as follows:
- Suzuki Early Childhood (SEC) – team-taught classes for age birth to 36 months with parent
- Parenting With Music (PWM) – age 12 to 36 months with parent
- Music in Early Childhood (MEC) – age specific group classes for 3, 4, 5 and 6 year olds
Choose one of the blue tabs below for details on each individual class and age group:
Our motto “Every child can learn “, based on the Suzuki philosophy, underpins our vision to provide quality music education to as many families as possible. Music is an incredible gift, not only for our daily enjoyment, but as a universal language it can enhance the development and progress of a child in all aspects of growth socially, intellectually and musically. Nurturing a love for music makes this a life-long gift.
Our instructors are professional Early Childhood Music educators and musicians, trained in methods and principles of the Suzuki Method, The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Kodály, Orff, and Dalcroze.
Private Music Lessons
We offer private instrumental music lessons in two different methods – Traditional and Suzuki:
- Traditional Method – piano, guitar and violin lessons are offered on a weekly basis for children age 6 and older. Our instructors are qualified with ARCT in piano and/or a Bachelor’s degree in music.
- Suzuki Method – piano and guitar instruction is offered by teachers trained in a comprehensive teacher-training program approved by the SAA (Suzuki Association of Americas) and the ISA (International Suzuki Association). Lessons in this method may begin as early as age 4.
All Weekday Group Music Classes (PWM, SEC, MEC)
Albert Community Centre
610 Clarence Ave S
Saturday Group Music Classes (PWM, MEC)
& ALL Private Instrumental Lessons
Montessori Children’s House
701 Taylor Street East
For over 30 years, the Community Music Education Program (CMEP) has offered music in early childhood classes to the Saskatoon community. Previously housed within the U of S, CMEP is now owned and operated by Wilton Academy Of Music and located in venues within the community it serves, offering the SAME programming and staff that so many have come to love and trust. With that comes the continued commitment of quality music education for young children.Nicole WiltonProgram Owner/Director