Early Childhood

Early Childhood Classes

Director: Ashley Moss Fox, M.M., Michigan State University College of Music

Foster your child’s inner musician through play! Our early childhood music classes focus on developing social, emotional, motor, and musical skills through singing, dancing, and play. Each class is designed to meet the needs of the individual child, and modifications are built into the curriculum to ensure that every child has the best opportunity to grow.


Musiking with Munchkins: Birth-24 months (with caregiver), Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 and Saturdays 9:00AM-10:00AM*

Come play with me! In this ten-week course, we will sing, chant, move, and play together, exposing your infant to a wide variety of music and music concepts. This music making experience is very informal—teachers and caregivers will model how to make and explore music using their voices, bodies, instruments. This gives infants and young toddlers the permission and confidence to begin their own musical explorations, using the materials and mimicking the adults in the room. This is a foundation-building class and is very play based.

Tunes with Tots: Ages 2-4 years (with caregiver), Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 and Saturdays 10:00AM-11:00AM*

Come sing with me! In this ten-week course we will sing, chant, move, play, and explore instruments together, deepening your toddler’s knowledge of music and music concepts. This music making experience is a blend of formal and informal instruction—teachers and caregivers continue to model how to make and explore music; however, children are also provided with more structured one-to-one opportunities to build their musical knowledge. This class continues to develop a foundation that will lead to success in classroom music or beginning instrument classes.

Summer Term 2019

Two 7-week sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays:

Tuesday Class Dates: 4:30-5:30 and 5:30-6:30

Session 1: May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25
Session 2: July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20
***On Tuesdays, we will also be offering our Piano Discoveries class during these class times for 5-7-year-olds. 

Saturday Class Dates:

Session 1: May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29
Session 2: July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24

Location: Room 211, Cox Hall. Park in Lot C, which is at the bottom of the Cox Hall hill.
Price Per Session: $69 (plus $5 registration fee). 
Note: 15% discount on the second child enrolled in this class ($59), 30% discount on the third child ($49), etc.

* Class offerings depend on enrollment and are subject to change. Class sizes are capped at ten children. Please contact the Community Music School for more information.

To register, submit the online registration form.