Certificate valid during the 2018-2019 school year. Advance registration required, space is limited.
First Music Target Age: 2-10 Months
While encouraging adult/child bonding through musical play, this class is designed to address the infant’s natural curiosity about music. Listening skills and internal beat are fostered through singing, bouncing, rocking and playing simple instruments like drums, rattles and rhythm sticks. Wiggle and peek-a-boo games encourage the infant’s positive responses.
First Music Target Age: 11-17 Months
While encouraging adult/child bonding through musical play, this class is designed to address the older infant’s need to explore through movement and sound. Listening skills and internal beat are fostered through singing, bouncing, rocking and playing simple instruments like drums, rattles and rhythm sticks.
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The Early Childhood Music School (ECMS) is now accepting registrations for the 2018-19 academic year! Classes begin Sept 4th. For more than 28 years, ECMS has been teaching music to children and adults in the greater Williamsburg area. Classes are available for students ages two months through the “young at heart.”
The curriculum is general music education which includes song vocalization, aural listening, poetic speech, verbal and instrumental play, creative movement, and tonal/rhythmic patterns. There is keyboard and guitar instruction for the upper levels. Parents accompany their younger children in the 30-45 minute classes, while the older students typically attend 60 minute classes without. We offer concurrent classes for families with several children so the entire family comes to music class at the same time! Classes are located at Williamsburg United Methodist Church.
ECMS instructors are certified by Musikgarten and the International Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA). All classes are developmentally appropriate empowering children with the tools to be successful not only musically, but most of all, developmentally, socially, physically, and emotionally. Through this holistic programming children are offered a nurturing environment to grow a deep love and appreciation for music.
For more information about their enriching educational program and to register, visit ECMS.williamsburgumc.org or email MrAnthony.ECMS@gmail.com for a complete list of course descriptions, weekly schedule, fees and instructor bios.
Early Childhood Music School at Williamsburg United Methodist Church
500 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185