Little Roots Programs

MUSIC EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
FALL/2017

CLASSES BEGIN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th
FALL SESSION RUNS FOR 13 WEEKS


SEE CALENDAR HERE

The Little Roots Program at 317 Main Community Music Center offers a continuum of fun and engaging classes for children of all ages.  Our experienced music educators look forward to making music with your family in our welcoming,  historic home in Yarmouth village.

Little Roots Family (45 minute classes for all ages)

Little Roots Family is a group class for those who would like to experience a music and movement class as a family. The emphasis is on expanding the group’s comfort with traditional folk songs and Amanda Panda original lyrics with themes of nature, health, kindness and silliness. In a fun and supportive environment, families can also learn how to use music as a tool at home to strengthen the family bond. This class is offered every session and families are encouraged to continue as long as they’d like.  13 weeks/$225.00

Little Roots Stomp and Drum (45 minute classes for 3 & 4-yr olds)

Stomp and Drum will introduce your child to the joy of making music with other young friends through song, dance, play, and a hands on introduction to the djembe. Music concepts such as rhythm, pitch, and ear training are introduced through games and repetition. The class is designed to make children feel comfortable in exploring the elements of music in a group through a range of musical styles in a friendly and playful atmosphere. Little Roots Family is recommended but not mandatory. This class is offered every session and children are encouraged to continue for as long as they are having fun!  13 weeks/$225.00

Little Roots Stomp and Strum (45 minute classes for 4 & 5-yr olds)

Stomp and Strum will introduce your child to the joy of making music with other young friends through song, dance, play and a hands on introduction to the ukulele. Music concepts such as rhythm, pitch and ear training are introduced through games and repetition. The class is designed to make children feel comfortable in exploring the elements of music in a group through a range of musical styles in a friendly and playful atmosphere. Little Roots Family or Little Roots Stomp and Drum is recommended but not mandatory. This class is offered every session and children are encouraged to continue for as long as they are having fun!

Little Roots Strum and Sing (45-minute classes for 5, 6 & 7 yr olds)

The perfect introduction to singing and strumming for your budding musician/ songwriter!  Strum and Sing will take your child through 6 weeks on the Ukulele and 6 weeks on Voice lessons. Children learn simple string tunes and songs and play fun musical games that emphasize rhythms, singing, and movement. Ukuleles are provided for in-class practice at no additional cost. Little Roots Family, Little Roots Stomp and Drum, or Little Roots Stomp and Strum are recommended but not mandatory. This class is offered every session and children are encouraged to continue for as long as they are having fun. When they are ready they can move on to Fiddle and Whistle, Discovery Ukulele or Discovery Voice.13 weeks/$225.00


Little Roots Fiddle and Whistle (45-minute classes for 5, 6 & 7 year olds)

If your child is showing an interest in the fiddle,  this is the perfect class.  We spend 6 weeks playing Fiddle and 6 weeks playing the Penny Whistle. Children learn to play simple string and whistle tunes and as well as musical games that include rhythms, singing, and movement. Instruments are provided for in class practice and children get to take whistles home at the end of the session at no additional cost.  Little Roots Family, Stomp and Drum, or Stomp and Strum are recommended but not mandatory. This class is offered every session and children are encouraged to continue as long as they are having fun. When they are ready they can move on to Strum and Sing, Discovery Fiddle or Discovery Cello.
13 weeks/$225

*Age exceptions in group classes are sometimes made with recommendation from instructor and must be approved by Little Roots director.

MONDAY
Classes taught by Emilia Dahlin

 

Monday Little Roots Family 9am-9:45am (all ages)

Monday Little Roots Stomp and Drum 10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds)

Monday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 11am-11:45am (4 & 5yr olds)

 

TUESDAY
Classes taught by Sorcha Cribben-Merrill

 

Tuesday Little Roots Family 9am-9:45am (all ages) 9/12/17-12/5/17

Tuesday Little Roots Stomp and Drum 10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds) 9/12/17-12/5/17

Tuesday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 11am-11:45am (4 & 5yr olds) 9/12/17-12/5/17

Tuesday Little Roots Strum and Sing 5pm-5:45pm (5,  6 & 7yr olds)

Tuesday Little Roots Fiddle and Whistle 4pm-4:45pm (5, 6 &7yr olds)
(Taught by Maggie Robinson)

WEDNESDAY
Classes Taught by Sorcha Cribben-Merrill

 

Wednesday Little Roots Family 9am-9:45am (all ages)

Wednesday Little Roots Stomp and Drum 10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds)

Wednesday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 11am-11:45am (4 & 5yr olds)

Wednesday Little Roots Strum and Sing 1pm-1:45pm (5, 6 & 7yr olds)

 

THURSDAY
Classes Taught by Sorcha Cribben-Merrill

Thursday Little Roots Family 9am-9:45am (all ages)

Thursday Little Roots Stomp and Drum 10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds)

Thursday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 11am-11:45am (4 & 5yr olds)

 

FRIDAY
Classes Taught By Amanda Panda

Friday Little Roots Family 9am-9:45am (all ages)

Friday Little Roots Stomp and Drum 10am-10:45am (3 & 4yr olds)

Friday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 11am-11:45am (4 & 5yr olds)

 

SATURDAY

Saturday Starting Oct 7th-Dec 9th Saturday Little Roots Family w/Amanda Panda 9am-9:45am (all ages & caregivers) This 10-week class is offered at $170 plus $25 annual registration fee.

Saturday Little Roots Stomp and Strum 10am-10:45am (4 & 5yr olds)

We also offer private and semi-private lessons and jams for children ages 6 and up as well as custom group classes for children of all ages.

8 REASONS MUSIC MATTERS FOR KIDS

  • It’s FUN.
  • It’s a great way to SOCIALIZE.
  • It helps develop essential EARLY LEARNING SKILLS.
  • It helps kids become ACTIVE LISTENERS.
  • It teaches kids that PRACTICE PAYS OFF.
  • It’s a gateway to CONFIDENCE AND SELF EXPRESSION.
  • It improves EYE-HAND COORDINATION.
  • It’s FUN.  (Yes, we already said that, but it bears repeating. Seriously, making music is a blast.)

Download Fall 2017 Registration Form

Financial Assistance is available. Download the form, or call our Front Desk at 846-9559 for details.

Download LR Policies & Procedures 2017-2018

Age exceptions in group classes are sometimes made WITH PRIOR APPROVAL from instructor.