Little Notes Early Childhood Music Classes at CMSS
Fall 2018 classes will start on August 29th and 30th and run for 15 weeks.
Thursdays: 10:00-10:45am [FULL] AND 10:45-11:30am
An additional 10 week session will begin October 6th: Saturdays: 9:00-9:45am
Spring 2019 session 1 begins Wednesday, January 9th, Thursday, January 10th, and Saturday, January 12th and runs for 10 weeks.
Spring 2019 session 2 begins Wednesday, March 27th, Thursday, March 28th, and Saturday, March 30th and runs for 10 weeks.
To register for a Little Notes session, please click here.
If you have any questions, please call Margo Whitt, Director of Early Childhood Education, at (413) 732-8428, ext. 114.
ROLLING ADMISSION Join anytime as space allows, tuition prorated.
$18 per class for drop-ins
$210 for 15-week sessions
$150 for 10-week sessions
Financial aid is now available for Little Notes! Call CMSS to apply.
Little Notes at CMSS is an enriching and engaging community music experience for the young child and their caregiver. This is your little one’s introduction to the wonder and joy of music. CMSS’ Early Childhood Music program was founded by Annie Lynch Stevenson and Maggie Shar, who recognized the value of quality live music for people of all ages. The repertoire is fun and accessible, including elements of storytelling and exposure to a variety of instruments. CMSS’ Early Childhood Music classes feature songs rooted in a variety of musical traditions: American Folk, West African, American Indian, Gospel, Irish Trad, Rock, Jazz and Blues among others. All classes are designed for children infant to 5 years.
Early Childhood is a precious time for both you and your little one. The Early Childhood Music Program at CMSS has been designed for the young child’s developing mind and inquisitive spirit. Through exploration of song, movement, and various percussive and tonal instruments, your child will experience the following benefits of this experience (among many others):
Cognitive development – Music is an extraordinary tool in aiding the development of language and communication skills.
Fine and Gross motor skills – Hand and finger play, full body movement with use of parachutes and scarves, and ball-rolling are paired with appropriate songs to encourage coordination and dexterity. Basic Rhythmic concepts are used to guide children through new physical experiences.
Social Empowerment – Whether your child is a bit shy or the “life of the party”, he/she will have an opportunity to shine and find ease with both peers and grown-ups through the fun and freedom of exploring music in a community-oriented environment.
Emotional Empowerment – No need to wait until adulthood to learn the therapeutic value of music. Children can learn, from day one, how music can be used to access and express emotion.
Because young children often look to their grown-ups for cues in a new environment, parents/caregivers are encouraged to fully participate in all activities. When your little one sees what fun you are having, they will follow your lead!