Periwinkles (Birth - 2 1/2* Years with caregiver)
This is a delightful class for babies and toddlers. This class provides wonderful bonding between caregiver and the young child. Through musical play, bonding and attachment is fostered simply and delightfully, and helps to assure the path to a healthy, confident, and happy childhood. Musical aptitude is highest during the ages of birth to 2 years, therefore we propose that music is a necessity for infants and toddlers. This class provides engaging, fun activities that allow for the movement and exploration that babies and toddlers need for healthy development. These activities help with budding social needs, and help teach them discipline and listening skills, and help prepare them for preschool. Periwinkles classes are designed to help meet those needs.
These 30 minute, weekly classes are action-filled. Full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning; together you will sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement through four wonder-filled semesters. Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks, jingles, rattles, drums, resonator bars and more
If you have another child, we love to have siblings in class together! If your second child is between the ages of birth and 2 years, you receive a 10% family discount. If they are enrolled in another class at The Music Garden, they attend for free!
Please consider our Family Music Class as an option for your toddler if you have more than one child and/or the class times offered do not fit your schedule.
Registration is for one semester only. We will be happy to roll you into the next session so you don't have to re-register. Please let the office know if you do not intend to continue.
Classes held once a week
Class duration is 30 minutes
Class size is 5 - 10 families *please note that we must have a minimum of 5 families enroll to open this class*
Entry Age is newborns (free until 6 months old) - 3 year olds* (see below)
Tuition: $39/month, $195.00/semester plus a $10 non-refundable registration fee. If joining after the semester start, the tuition is prorated.
Materials Fee: $35/semester
*includes a beautiful, high quality CD or download, an instrument, and parent book to assist you with musical play at home
To Register: Register on this site, pay the $10 non-refundable registration fee, first month installment, order materials (choose either download or CD), and select payment option.
Parent/Caregiver Involvement: Attend class every week, play the CD and sing the class songs and have fun with the musical activities at home.
*For some 2 - 3 year olds, Periwinkles may be a better fit. If your child is 2 or 3 years old, and has limited classroom experience (i.e. listening and following directions, sitting for a small amount of time doing floor activities, etc.), please consider Periwinkles as an option.
*Schedule subject to change due to enrollment limitations
For more information, please see "Pricing" page.
2018 Spring Session
January 8th - May 4
Winter Break: February 19-24
Spring Break: April 2 - 6
Bonus Week: May 7 - 11
Please choose from the following classes:
Mondays: 11:15 - 11:45am
Tuesdays: 9:00 - 9:45am
Thursdays: 11:15 - 11:45am
Fridays: 10:00 - 10:30am
When registering, please let us know your first choice and a second choice for scheduling purposes.
*Schedule subject to change due to enrollment limitations*
See Pricing page for tuition and more information.
*Please refer to our calendar for studio holiday closures.