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Music in Motion Children's Program

The Music Studio's Music in Motion Program is designed to bring children 6 months to 10 years of age together in small, age-appropriate groups where they will experience the fun and creativity of music in a stimulating learning environment.

You can join a class at any time during a session.

Classes for children 6 months to 4 years of age focus on the basics of music:

  • Singing
  • Pitch Recognition
  • Call and Response Of Melody
  • Rhythm and Movement
  • Performance
  • Music Appreciation

Orff classes for children 5 to 10 years of age focus on:

  • Playing pitched percussion instruments such as the xylophone
  • Instrument performance
  • Music notation
  • Movement

All of these concepts are presented to the children in small, age-appropriate classes using fun musical exercises and percussion instruments designed for early childhood music programs such as Music in Motion. The children are also educated and entertained through the playing of musical instruments by the teacher throughout the class.

In the class, the children learn musical skills that have wonderful rewards such as increased self-esteem, improved focus and healthy peer relationships. Our program also provides opportunities for parent and child to bond through music. Music enjoyed in a small group setting is a fantastic way for young children to work together, and provides a safe place where they can be free to express themselves.

Much has been written regarding the benefits of musical instruction and music classes for young children in terms of brain development and the development of cognitive skills. These benefits include improved language, mathematical and memory skills; and a better developed ability to concentrate at home and at school. Young children who have received music instruction often perform better at school than children who have not.

If a child does go on to take private instrumental or vocal lessons, this program kick starts their lifelong love and enjoyment of music.




View highlights of the children's classes performing at The Music Studio's 2014 Recital here and at our 2013 Recital here.

Music in Motion Class Information

Ages 6-24 Months - Child and parent

Sing happy songs and lullabies, dance, play small percussion instruments, learn movement skills that demonstrate the association between movement and sound, develop listening skills and body awareness, play stimulating games involving the use of sounds and music representing different moods, listen to their teacher play the piano, and share a special bond through music.

Time: Saturday 4:00 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $324 for 18, 30 minute Saturday classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $360 for 20, 30 minute Saturday classes.
Fees are payable in full on or before your first class, or in two equal instalments. You can pay your first instalment for the first half of the session and decide at a later date if you will continue with the second half of the session.


2 Year Old and 3 Year Old Classes - Child and parent

Sing, play small percussion instruments and circle games, learn movement and listening skills, listen to their teacher play the piano, and have fun interacting with other children through music.

2 Year Old Class

Time: Thursday 1:45 pm, or Saturday 9:45 am or 12:15 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $475 for 19, 45 minute Thursday or $450 for 18, 45 minute Saturday classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $525 for 21, 45 minute Thursday classes or $500 for 20, 45 minute Saturday classes.
Fees are payable in full on or before your first class, or in two equal instalments. You can pay your first instalment for the first half of the session and decide at a later date if you will continue with the second half of the session.

3 Year Old Class

Time: Thursday 1:00 pm, or Saturday 10:30 am or 1:00 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $475 for 19, 45 minute Thursday or $450 18, 45 minute Saturday classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $525 for 21, 45 minute Thursday classes, or $500 for 20, 45 minute Saturday classes.
Fees are payable in full on or before your first class, or in two equal instalments. You can pay your first instalment for the first half of the session and decide at a later date if you will continue with the second half of the session.


4 Year Old Class - Children learn

One and two-part singing, play small percussion instruments and circle games, express themselves through rhythm & story creation, learn movement & listening skills, listen to recordings, listen to their teacher play the piano, experience imaginative exploration of music, become attentive listeners through fun musical exercises, and have fun interacting with other children.

Time: Thursday 4:15 pm, or Saturday 11:15 am or 1:45 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $475 for 19, 45 minute Thursday classes or $450 for 18, 45 minute Saturday classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $525 for 21, 45 minute Thursday classes, $500 for 20, 45 minute Saturday classes.
Fees are payable in full on or before your first class, or in two equal instalments. You can pay your first instalment for the first half of the session and decide at a later date if you will continue with the second half of the session.


Orff Program

Children begin to play pitched percussion instruments such as the xylophone. Classes include: instrument performance, music notation, singing and movement.



5-7 Year Old Class

Time: Friday 6:00 pm or Saturday 2:30 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (September - January) $475 for 19, 45 minute Friday classes or $450 for 18, 45 minute Saturday classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $500 for $500 for 20, 45 minute Friday classes or $500 for 20, 45 minute Saturday classes.
Fees are payable in full on or before your first class, or in two equal instalments. You can pay your first instalment for the first half of the session and decide at a later date if you will continue with the second half of the session.


8-10 Year Old Class

Time: Saturday 3:15 pm.
Cost: Fall/Winter Session (October - January) $450 for 18, 45 minute Saturday classes.
Winter/Spring Session (February - June) $500 for 20, 45 minute Saturday classes.
Fees are payable in full on or before your first class, or in two equal instalments. You can pay your first instalment for the first half of the session and decide at a later date if you will continue with the second half of the session.

Teachers

Thursday Classes - Chelsi Walsh
Friday Classes - Vivian Li
Saturday Classes: Morning: Chelsi Walsh, Afternoon - Stela Marto

Registration Information for Music in Motion

Class fees are charged on a per session basis. You have two payment options

  • Fees are payable in full on or before the first class of a session.
  • Fees are payable in two equal instalments according to the following schedule:

Fall/Winter Session (September - January) - The second instalment is due November 15. Winter/Spring Session (February - June) - The second instalment is due April 15.

There is no registration fee at The Music Studio in Etobicoke (Toronto).

Class Cancellations - A make-up class will only be scheduled if a class is cancelled by your teacher. You will not receive a credit for a missed class.

You may pay by cash, cheque, credit card or Interac e-Transfer.

Contact Info

The Music Studio

6 Burnhamthorpe Road
Toronto, Ontario M9A 5C9

Email: lessons@themusicstudio.ca
Phone: 416.234.9268
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