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Kids’ MusicRound Class

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A music and movement class for infants, toddlers and preschoolers along with their parents or caregivers that promotes musical learning across ages.  Activities includes playing rhythmic instruments, having fun with finger plays and singing and dancing to music of different meters and tonalities.  A mixed-age setting allows children the freedom to develop basic skills like singing in tune and keeping an accurate beat at their own pace.  Since there is no set age for these skills to be acquired, these classes provide a non-performance opportunity for musical exploration that the whole family can enjoy

Benefits of the Kids’ MusicRound program include:

  • Early music competence
  • Bonding between children and parents or caregivers as they learn to play musically together
  • Social development
  • Physical development: children move their bodies during class
  • Language development: through early exposure to music which studies show promotes language development

Classes are offered once a week for 10 weeks with several different time options.  For children birth through age 6, class meeting options are: Tuesdays, beginning 9/19, 6-7 pm or Saturdays, beginning 9/23 at either 9-9:45 am or 10:15-11 am.  A class for children ages five and six will be offered on Tuesdays, beginning 9/19, 7-8 pm.

Introducing our instructor, Linse Sullivan:

Linse Sullivan is a music educator who works primarily in early childhood and elementary music settings. She received her Bachelor’s of Music in Education from Portland State University in Oregon, and her Master’s in Education in Music from the University at Buffalo in New York. During her graduate program, she began teaching early childhood music classes and has continued ever since. She is deeply interested in research-based teaching and knows that every child is born musical, and loves that Kids’ MusicRound shares the same philosophy. She is also an active member of the Gordon Institute of Music Learning, the organization that works exclusively with the development of Music Learning Theory. In her spare time, Linse enjoys playing saxophone, riding her bike, and spending time with her family.

To get more information, please fill out the form below or contact Karen Smith at ksmith@empower-wny.org or (716) 297-0798, x 163 or x189.