At what age should we begin?

Research shows us that the first years of your child’s life are the most important for developing their musical abilities? So the earlier you begin your child’s music education the better. Many parents start their kids at around six to eight months.

What ages do your programs serve?

The Learning Groove Music Classes serve children newborn to age six.

What will my child learn in The Learning Groove music classes?

  • Rhythm, pitch, and melody
  • Language skills
  • Motor coordination
  • Preschool readiness
  • Creative expression
  • Imagination
  • Cultural awareness
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Love and happiness

How often do we attend class?

The Learning Groove classes are given once a week. Each class is forty five minutes.

How many classes are in a session?

Ten.

How do I know if a teacher is good?

The best way to know if a teacher is a good fit for you and your child is to watch them teach. Contact the teacher near you and set up a free demonstration class (See form in the left sidebar). Also, references from other parents in the class can be very helpful as well.

What do we do in a typical class?

In every class you will sing, dance, play instruments, laugh, listen, jam along, march, chant, clap, wiggle, make stuff up, pretend, use rich language, and explore & expand your child’s amazing potential through the arts.

Do we get a CD to accompany the class?

Yes, you will receive or can purchase an exceptional educationally designed music CD with every session. These are the songs we use in class. The music spans different genres from classical to rock and roll. We also include interactive poetry, drama, and storytelling. Each unique CD contains a customized selection of key signatures, melodic patterns, tempos, rhythmic patterns, instruments, and activities. In class, you learn the simple music enrichment activities that accompany the songs. Then, you listen to the CD at home to reinforce what you have learned.

How do young children learn music?

The most important learning strategy at this young age is the immersion and exposure to high quality music. Children learn by repetition, discovery, and playful practice.

What if I can’t sing a note?

You are your child's primary music teacher. The Learning Groove’s classes are designed to teach and empower you to fulfill that role. We know you are busy so we are going to make it easy. All you need to do is fully participate in class (regardless of what your child is doing). In this way, you will learn the songs and activities and become the role model for your child. Then continue this at home. It’s that simple.

How long should we attend music class?

The more sessions you take the more your child benefits. The Learning Groove continues to introduce your child to new instruments, genres of music, new songs, and classic children’s songs. Each session reinforces and builds upon the material learned in previous sessions.

What if my child just sits there?

They are smart and probably engaged in active observation. This is a valid and important form of learning. Many parents tell us their kids do not participate in class but then go home and do every song. This is fine, no worries, it is all good.

What if my child has special needs?

All children are welcomed. Please, contact the teacher to determine if any strategies are needed to best serve your child.

Can I simply attend on a drop-in basis?

No.

What if I miss a class?

We guarantee make ups for teacher absences and weather cancellations. However, based on each client’s specific circumstance, we’ll go above and beyond trying to accommodate as many make ups for the missed lessons as possible. All the make ups must be completed during or at the end of the 10 week session where missed lessons occurred and cannot be rolled over. We have incorporated planned make up days between sessions.

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