Class Descriptions

 

 

Our early childhood music classes are non-performance based. We believe that young children learn best through play, and that the most important role models for young children are the adults who love them the most! In the online model, while we are using Facebook Live, pre-recorded video and Zoom to lead class, it is important to note that we are on screen to facilitate and guide the adults in face to face musical play with their child-in fact, with our littlest learners, we recommend that they face you instead of the screen! Interactive play facilitated via the screen is quite different than passive screen time!

All of our Music Together® and Rhythm Kids teachers have collegiate degrees in Music, in addition to having completed the Music Together Intensive Teacher Training. We are passionate about sharing the joy of music with you and your little ones! 

 

 

Our individual classes truly become a musical community. Many of our families continue through the entire three year Music Together sequence and then move onto Rhythm Kids, creating long-standing social and musical friendships with one another.

 

In addition to the Music Together program, Alley Bell Music is also pleased to offer these musical opportunities for our growing learners:

 

Private Voice Instruction: Students ages 8 and up are invited to pursue private voice instruction with Sarah Richàrd. Students learn a variety of classical, folk and musical theater repertoire, with the focus being on creating a healthy and sustainable singing voice, and learning audition and performance skills. Lessons are given in weekly 30 minute increments. To inquire about lesson availability, please contact us at alleybellmusic@gmail.com. 

 

Private Piano Instruction: Dr. Jessica Schroeder maintains her private piano studio at Alley Bell Music. Lessons are available to ages 5 and up. To inquire about private lessons with Jessica, please email jessicaschroederpianist@gmail.com.

 

Private Recorder Lessons: Students ages 8 and up are invited to join guest teacher Rowena Morgan, teaching virtually from her studio in California. Learn to read music, and gain fine motor skills that can transfer to flute, oboe, saxophone and clarinet in the future! Lessons for ages 8 and up. To inquire about private lessons with Rowena, please email rowenamusic@gmail.com. 

 

Beginning Ukulele Classes: Students ages 7 and up are invited to register for these fun nine week courses with Mariah Fraser. You'll be strumming in no time! Register through our website.

 

 

 

Beginning Ukulele Class Ages 7-12

Learn to play the ukulele! For ages 7-12. Tuition includes a weekly 30 minute Zoom class, on demand recording of each zoom class, a weekly supplemental video tutorial, PDF files of all music and chords, plus membership in our private ukulele class Facebook group and an invitation to an end of the semester Zoom Dance Party. 
 

Additional Required Materials: Soprano Ukulele (we'll give brand recommendations prior to the start of class) and a tuner.

Beginning Ukulele Class Ages 13 to Adult

Learn to play the ukulele! For ages 13 to adult.  Tuition includes a weekly 30 minute Zoom class, on demand recording of each zoom class, a weekly supplemental video tutorial, PDF files of all music and chords, plus membership in our private ukulele class Facebook group and an invitation to an end of the semester Zoom Dance Party. 
 

Additional Required Materials: A ukulele tuner and Soprano, Tenor, or Concert Ukulele- not Baritone (it's tuned differently). We will give our brand recommendations prior to the start of class. 

Rhythm Kids Online

The logical "next step" in musical development after Mixed Ages classes! For ages 4-7. Djembe drum encouraged, but a box or tabletop works too! Tuition includes a weekly 30 minute Zoom class, recorded for on demand viewing, plus a weekly pre-recorded class, songbook, CD and digital downloads,  and an invitation to our end of semester Zoom Dance Party. 

 Rhythm Kids Online guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative, as they:

 

  • make up their own drumming patterns

  • invent new ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, sticks, etc.)

  • create movement ideas for songs

  • and even take a drum solo!


    Your child will:

  • Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song

  • Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing

  • Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically

Babies Only

This special introductory Music Together class is for babies newborn to eight months. No older siblings allowed, as everything is geared towards the needs of our youngest learners! Come explore how to bond with your baby through music, and learn what to look for and encourage developmentally as they begin their musical journey! Tuition includes one weekly 30 minute Zoom class with on demand viewing in our private Facebook group, and access to a once weekly Facebook Live mixed ages evening mini class. Illustrated songbook, CD, digital downloads, parent guide, and an invitation to our end of semester Zoom Dance Party included in tuition. Parents may also invite grandparents to join the final class of the semester on Zoom, and may choose one 30 minute Mixed Ages Zoom class session to demo prior to the end of the semester.

Music Together con Español

Music Together Mixed Ages for newborn to age five with the added bonus of the Spanish langauge! This option will provide one weekly 30 minute Zoom class, and access to a once weekly Facebook Live evening mini class. Illustrated songbook, bilingual CD, digital downloads, Spanish translation booklet,  and an invitation to our end of semester Zoom Dance Party included in tuition. 

Music Together Online Zoom

Music Together Mixed Ages for newborn to age five. This option will provide one weekly 30 minute Zoom class, and access to a once weekly Facebook Live evening mini class. Illustrated songbook, CD, digital downloads, and an invitation to our end of semester Zoom Dance Party included in tuition. 

Music Together On Demand Only

Music Together Mixed Ages for newborn to age five. This option will provide one weekly 30 minute pre-recorded class that can be watched on demand via our private Facebook group at a time that suits your schedule best, and access to a once weekly Facebook Live evening mini class. Illustrated songbook, CD, digital downloads, and an invitation to our end of semester Zoom Dance Party included in tuition. 

Music Together Combination Package

Music Together Mixed Ages for newborn to age five. This option will provide one weekly 30 minute pre-recorded class that can be watched on demand via our private Facebook group at a time that suits your schedule best, plus a weekly 30 minute Zoom class, and access to a once weekly Facebook Live evening mini class. Illustrated songbook, CD, digital downloads, and an invitation to our end of semester Zoom Dance Party included in tuition.