Education research suggests that of all stages of life, infancy is the time when music has the most impact.  Share the joy of music-making with your infant and stimulate his/her musical interest and growth during this critical time.  Singing to and with infants or saying rhymes and chants provides a wonderful communication between parents and child. It also establishes a foundation for later development in language, mathematics, music and movement.

 

Parenting With Music  (PWM)

** For parents (or grandparents) with babies

  • Parenting with Music is a single semester parent/baby program with start dates in September or January.
  • PWM is for age birth to 36 months.
  • Classes are held once per week for 45 minutes.
  • This program teaches you and your child traditional nursery repertoire, finger and toe plays, bouncing rhymes, lullabies and songs.
  • PWM incorporates many aspects of the Suzuki philosophy, preparing your child for future instrumental instruction at an early age.  (More details below)
  • Our instructors are trained in a comprehensive teacher-training program approved by the SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas) and the ISA (International Suzuki Association).
    Registration is ongoing and accepted at any time throughout the year.

The Suzuki Philosophy
– Every child can learn
– Ability develops early
– Environment nurtures growth
– Parental involvement is critical
– Children learn from one another
– Success breeds success
– Encouragement is essential

“This class provides meaningful opportunities for children to take turns, to watch and to listen to other children, to experiment with a variety of instruments in a purposeful way, and to take joy in their own success and in the success of other children in the class. It provided structure and repetition which are both essential in a learning environment for any child but especially for a child like my son, who is often more tenacious and spirited than I can handle! We knew what to expect and my children were far more willing and able to “practice” at home during the rest of the week….something that I have not seen happen with other classes because of the lack of repetition. Also, I gained valuable parenting insights from Suzuki philosophy, which the teachers provided both implicitly and explicitly with each class.”  (Charissa Flaman, past parent participant)