Certificate valid during the 2018-2019 school year. Advance registration required, space is limited.
Musical Explorer without Adult Target Age: 3 Years
This class recognizes the child’s readiness for independence and fosters his/her natural interest in animals and nature through songs, instruments, stories, imaginative play and creative movement to address the child’s development of listening, language skills and music literacy.
Young Musician 1 Target Age: 4-5 Years
With the Young Musicians 1 level, children embark on a two-year journey of structured, sequential music education. Thematic units, featuring natural habitats like Woodlands, Marsh and Meadow include songs, stories, listening, movement, introduction to music notation and playing instruments (including xylophones and metallophones and a wide variety of other percussion instruments). Excitement for learning and preparation for academic success are fostered.
Young Musician 2 Target Age: 5-6 Years
This class continues the sequential approach to music education, including reading and writing music. Through songs, stories, listening, movement and playing instruments, children explore a variety of cultures like British Isles, American Indians, African Americans and Germany. Music literacy is promoted both aurally and visually, leading toward a successful experience in Keyboard.
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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