Music Classes for Children

Welcome to Children’s Music at Ascencion Music Academy. Degreed in music, certified in early childhood music education, our teachers guide the development of your child’s musicianship over time in quality music programs.  The earlier your child begins, the more abundantly the music flows!

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CLASSES ARE OFFERED YEAR-ROUND.

Small Fries are 4-7!

Benefits of Music Education for Young Children

Toddlers explore musical sounds

Our young children’s music programs are for ages 15 months through seven years. Put your child on an exciting path of lifelong music making, starting early in life. The benefits of music education are many. Music immerses the child in language, enhances brain functioning, and fosters physical coordination. Music improves overall development and decreases learning problems. Music has even been connected with resiliency—the ability to bounce back after a disturbing event. 

What to Expect

Whether you (the grown-up) are a trained musician or a novice, we provide a nurturing, safe space for you to learn to share your love of music with your child. Children of the age for Toddler Music (15 to 36 months) learn best through informal play; parents participate fully with their children. Children ready for Early Bird Music (ages three through six) learn with more emphasis on structure and specific instruments – piano, guitar and drums. Parents participate optionally at this stage. Students in Small Fries (ages four  through seven) learn specific instruments independently of parents. Piano, guitar and drums are played in each class; we also give an introduction to written music rudiments. 

TODDLER MUSIC class is taught by a certified teacher, with Musikgarten curriculum. Musikgarten is one of the leaders in early childhood music instruction, offering a carefully researched and sequenced curriculum designed to tap into inborn skills of every child – the ability to sing on pitch, imitate gesture, keep a steady beat. Teacher, students and parents wiggle and giggle together on a child-centered path of musical experience.

Our EARLY BIRD program is for children ages three to six. These classes develop early musicianship skills through hands on piano, guitar and drums in each session.  Parental participation is optional at this state.  We encourage you to sometimes stay and play, sometimes stay and observe, and sometimes drop off! Class size is four children and one teacher. 

Small children playing guitar
Early Birds are 3 to 6!

Our SMALL FRIES program is for ages four through seven. These group general music classes really ramp up your child’s early musicianship skills. Piano, guitar and drums are our central instruments of instruction in the classroom.  These older pre-schoolers and early elementary schoolers also study rhythmic movement, playing by ear and from notation, ensemble performance and improvisation.  Their musical skills are being readied in preparation for private music study.  These classes are limited in size to a maximum of six children. One lead teacher and one assistant “team-teach” for maximum quality of instruction. Parents drop the children off for independent learning.

Call 252-955-0706 or email cathy@ncmusicteachers.com for more information.

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