Little Roots — Early Childhood Music Program

LITTLE ROOTS: Early Childhood Music Program,
Ages 3-5

FALL SESSION 2014 begins in September. More information to come.

Little Roots is the Early Childhood Music program at 317 Main designed to engage preschoolers (ages 3-5) who are ready and able to explore a new level of musical learning in a friendly and playful atmosphere.

Classes consist of creative movement, games, stories, rhythm, and musical activities. Each child can embrace themselves as energetic and imaginative preschoolers by exploring the elements of music through a range of musical styles which include lyrical blues, folk, Americana and Traditional music styles, laying a solid foundation for musical aptitude, musical literacy and above all, creative enjoyment.

Musical instruments are gradually introduced to further each child’s creative spirit through group play, exploration and curiosity.

Our Little Roots classes are taught by 317 instructors Amanda Gale and Robin Jellis. Their collective experience and passion for music and child development provides a top notch musical experience for young children and their families at 317 Main.

Amanda Gale is a Certified Infant and Newborn Care Specialist and a graduate of Bard College Conservatory of Music with a degree in Flute Performance. Prior to coming to 317 Main, she served as the Choral Music Director at Merriconeag Waldorf School. Amanda is passionate about the importance of music and movement in the lives of children, and passionate about teaching in both private and group settings. She serves coordinator of camps at 317 Main.

Robin Jellis received a 4-year Music Talent Scholarship to attend the University of Southern Maine where she graduated cum lade with a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance. She has completed studies in chamber music, jazz improvisation, and Medieval and Renaissance music. Robin received her teacher training at the Suzuki Institutes of Ithaca College and Hartt School of Music. Robin has served as coordinator for both the strings camp and the music and arts camp at the Portland Conservatory of Music.