Five great places for preschool musicPosted by Sarah W on August 24, 2012
With all this talk of back-to-school, your little one might be feeling left out. The big kids get school supplies, backpacks, and get to go to school every day, gosh, it’s like they just get everything! But there is plenty of fun to go around for everyone as school starts. SA Busy Kids has found some fun family music time that can give your little one a sense of the classroom scene while everyone has a blast making music together.
Music Together and the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio are joining together with the San Antonio Children’s Museum to bring you a wonderful experience with music. Every Monday for 10 weeks, you can come to the Children’s Museum for a Music Together class. Everyone is invited and encouraged to sing, move, chant, listen, watch, or explore the musical instruments- whatever your little one feels comfortable doing, at their own level and their own pace. Families with children ages 5 and under are invited to register online. It’s $190 for SACM non-members, and $170 for SACM members. Plus, registration for the classes includes all-day play at the San Antonio Children’s Museum the day of the program, so you can start your morning with music and spend the day exploring the museum. The fall session is now open for registration and classes start Monday, September 17 at 9:30 am at 305 E. Houston St. downtown.
Jensen’s Yamaha Music School
If you’re not up for a weekly commitment, but looking for a free music class every once-in-a-while, check out Jensen’s Yamaha Music School. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month they have Family Music Time at 10:30 am. Sing songs, play instruments, read stories, and have fun making music together, once a month at the music school. The program is made for children ages 3 and under. Come make music and make friends at the Jensen’s Yamaha Music School located at 2241 NW Military Hwy, Ste. 202-B. For more information on the classes call (210) 366-5048.
And, Jensen’s has a special event coming up this weekend. It’s a Last Chance Preview Class for the coming semester. On Saturday, August 25, participate in a class for free and see if it’s the right fit for your child this fall. For your 3-year-old, try the Music Wonderland class at 2 pm, Pre-K or Kinder kids can test out the Junior Music Course at 2:30pm, and 1st and 2nd graders try a hand at the Young Musicians Course at 3 pm. If you plan on attending, be sure to call or e-mail Ms. Aimee at 210-366-5048 or email@example.com to reserve your keyboard. Space is limited, you can make a reservation online right now.
Dancing at the J
Pianissimo at the Barshop Jewish Community Center is a highly interactive musical experience. Your little one will sing, dance and play simple instruments in these afternoon classes. There’s a mommy and me class for 18 months to 2.5 years, and an afternoon class for 3 to 5 year olds. Classes start September 5, and you can register online. What a great way to introduce rhythm. Prices start at $87 for a two-month session, and you don’t have to be a member of the JCC to participate.
At the Library
Another great resource for finding music together time is at your local library. Around the city, you can find free classes for your little ones to socialize, make music, have fun, and hear stories. Check for Baby Time, Toddler Time, Toddler, Two, or Kids Time, based on the age of your little one. Each program encompasses some fun and learning with books, music, and activities, a great resource for Moms and kids wanting to get out of the house and have some free fun.
Making Music At Home
How about a little do it yourself music? Especially when it doesn’t take much crafty work (right up my alley!)
Pull out the pots and pans and wooden spoons to make your own drum kit. Fill a plastic egg with rice (seal it tight) and make a shaker. Pucker up those lips and teach them how to whistle.
Make music, make fun, and make memories with your little one this fall.