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Ages 9 and below.

The ANMS early childhood program provides young children with the building blocks to appreciate a lifetime of music and music making. Our classes are warm, welcoming, and fun, set in a school environment where the sounds of instruments surround you and your child. This time-tested program is a great first step to a childhood filled with music.


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Meet Ken

Ken is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, an experienced teacher, and father of three young children.

Free drop-in musical mornings classes

Spend Thursday Mornings with your children and enjoy instructor and entertainer Ken DoRosario!

Musical Mornings combines rhythm instrument play and exploration to live music and seasonal songs, musical movement, story, and active listening.

For all of your children ages 0 - 5 years. 
Instructor: Ken DoRosario
Thursdays: 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuition: No Charge, must RSVP, space is limited

 
 

Let’s have a playdate!

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Musical Playdate with Kristin

Ms. Kristin, a professional musician, mother, and educator, uses various musical instruments and activities to create a warm and nurturing environment where children and caregivers explore, as a group, how fun music can be! 

Age 0 to 3 with adult partner
Instructor: Kristin Maddison
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Fridays: 1:20 – 2:15 PM
Tuition: $325 for 15 Sessions

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Musical playdate with nick

Mr. Nick, a professional musician, theater director, and educator, uses various musical instruments and imaginative play to create a warm and nurturing environment where children have the opportunity to experience the joys of music and their imagination!

Age 4 to 5 without adult partner
Instructor: Nick Foster
Tuesdays: 2:00 – 2:45 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Tuition: $325 for 15 Session

 

Xylophone, Ukulele and World Drumming for 5-6 year old students are geared towards the young emerging reader. Students receive an instrument to take home, along with a folder of music and support work sheets. Notation and basic music knowledge is acquired through games, worksheets, movement, ensemble playing and group practice.

 
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XYLOPHONE BAND

This band is accessible to students whose fine motor skills are still emerging, as xylophone playing only requires gross motor skills. Movement, worksheets and music games are a large part of the many educational activities your child will experience. A home instrument is included in the tuition. Full year enrollment required.

Ages 5-6 years
Instructor: Kim Petot
Saturday: 12:00 – 12:45 pm
Tuition: $325 for 15 Sessions

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WORLD DRUMMING & UKULELE

Join in an exciting music, movement, drumming and strumming class where children integrate and assimilate rhythm and melody into their lives. Your child will learn the basics of world drumming as well as ukulele, taught via music from around the globe. Instruments provided.

Ages 5-6 years
Instructor: Kim Petot
Fridays: 4:00 – 4:45 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 – 10:45 PM
Tuition: $325 for 15 Sessions

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Intro to Guitar  

This class is a beginning guitar class for children. The primary goal is to establish contact with the instrument in a fun way, and introduce young players to basic concepts of guitar and music. At the first meeting, the teacher will supply guidelines for purchasing an appropriate guitar.

  

Ages 5-6 years
Instructor: Tim Cohen
Saturdays: 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Saturdays: 11:45 – 12:15 pm
Tuition: $325 for 15 Sessions

 

Piano and Guitar group classes.

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PIANO LAB

Our Piano Lab curriculum, for children age 6 to 9 years, develops strong piano and musicianship skills which translates into successful future private study. At the completion of each Lab, students will have a collection of standard piano repertoire.

Instructor: Kim Petot

Piano Lab I

The shared learning experience of the small group of seven children, with adult partners, creates a social environment that young learners thrive in.
Ages 6-7 years
Monday: 3:30 – 4:15 pm
Wednesday: 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Friday: 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 – 9:45 am
Tuition: $650 for 28 Sessions

Piano Lab II

Many emerging young pianists will flourish with the opportunity to review and strengthen piano skills learned in Piano Lab I before taking private lessons. Students attend this class without an adult partner. Completion of Piano Lab I is helpful, but not required.
Ages 7-8 years
Monday: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Tuition: $650 for 28 Sessions

Piano Lab III

This transitional class is geared to the young pianist that still desires the support of a group experience, without an adult partner, before entering into private study.
Ages 8-9 years
Monday: 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Tuition: $650 for 28 Sessions

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GUITAR Class

The primary goal is to establish contact with the instrument in a fun way, and introduce young players to basic concepts of guitar and music. At the first meeting, the teacher will supply guidelines for purchasing an appropriate guitar.



Ages 7-8 years
Instructor: Tim Cohen
Wednesdays: 3:30 – 4:15 PM
Tuition: $325 for 15 Sessions