Little Explorers | Brighton + Livonia

Offering a variety of classes for birth through age five.
Early exposure to the arts results in a higher rate of later participation.

Little Explorers | Brighton

Little Explorers: Piano + Music Lesson Readiness

The perfect first introduction to any music lessons for 4-5 year-olds. A small, no-pressure, no-practice class where we explore the piano and music through improvisation, songs and games.

Little Explorers learn to explore sounds, listen actively and move to music. They also get introduced to the piano keys, develop reading skills and learn about rhythm notation. In the second year, Little Explorers should be ready to explore either private or partner piano lessons.  You do not need a piano at home for your child to take part in Little Explorers: Piano + Music Lesson Readiness. It is beneficial to have instruments for them to experiment on but this could be bells, a xylophone or a toy keyboard. Students in Little Explorers will not have practice assignments. 

  • Groups are kept small, just 5-8 students, so your child will get the individual attention they need to thrive.
  • Each weekly class involves singing, moving, improvising and learning about music through games.

Thursdays | Sept 30-Nov 18, 2021 | 11-11:40am
Ages 4-5

Class fee includes $5 supply fee for individual student materials that are yours to keep (bean bag, finger puppets, scarves).

Little Explorers | Music + Movement

Does your preschooler love to dance around the house? This is a great first dance class! Your child will learn the basics of ballet, rhythm, and movement, while keeping active and entertained.  They will learn dance games, beginning ballet technique, and have time to explore freestyle with rhythmic music. The class will be a combination of lead instruction and activities to foster creativey and musical expression.

Monday Session | Sept. 13 – Nov. 29
Fridays Session | Sept. 10 – Dec. 3 (no class Nov. 26)
Ages 2.5-4

Class Requirements: Dance attire and hair pulled back. Students may dance in socks or ballet shoes.


Little Explorers | Livonia

Little Explorers: Growing in Music

Sing, dance, and play along with your little explorer in this engaging and interactive early childhood music classes.

These classes, based on the First Steps in Music curriculum, bring musical playtime activities to life, teaching you and your child how to sing and play together. We will combine the wonder and enrichment of folk songs, classical music, exploratory play, and creative movement into a delightful experience for both parent and child alike.

This class is 100% inclusive and is open to children of ALL abilities.  The child doesn’t need to be able to perform specific requirements,  each child will benefit regardless of their abilities.  All are welcome!

These classes are the ideal prerequisite if you are interested in enrolling in private music lessons when they are older.

Sprouts | Infant + Toddler Class (birth-29 months)

Class will open with an exploration of various pitched and unpitched musical instruments. Parents and babies will then learn and play together through an assortment of dancing, tapping, wiggles, tickles, bounces and lullabies.
Toddlers will expand on their newfound gross and fine motor skills as they explore at the beginning of class more freely.
Parents will learn how to encourage beat awareness while playing with their children, and how to encourage and expand upon musical play in everyday life.

Seedlings: Nursery/Preschool Class (30 months-5 years)

Class will open with an exploration of various pitched and unpitched musical instruments.
Parents and children will learn to vocalize with high and low sounds
Learn echo and call-and-response songs, movement, finger plays to rhymes, and steady beat activities with or without instruments
We will also sing and dance together through folk songs, rhymes, circle games and more
As they get older, they will start to demonstrate their musical independence and imaginations by creating their own rhythms and melodies.   

Little Explorers | Growing in Music | Fall 2021 Class Sections

 

*Friday 6 Week Class | Oct. 8 – Nov. 12

  • Sprouts: Infant/Toddler (birth-29 months) 9:15-10am classes
  • Seedlings: Nursery/Preschool (30 months-5 years) 10:15-11am classes
  • Activities for the week will also be shared in the private Facebook group for additional guidance at home

 

*Virtual 6 Week Class via Zoom | Mondays, Oct. 4 – Nov. 15
(no classes Oct. 25)

  • Sprouts: Infant/Toddler (birth-29 months) 5:15-5:55pm
  • Seedlings: Nursery/Preschool (30 months-5 years) 6 – 6:40pm
  • Activities for the week will also be shared in the private Facebook group for additional guidance at home

 

*Fee for each student in these classes includes a bag of instruments, music, and class supplies that are theirs to keep.
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Siblings registering for the Friday or Virtual classes receive a 10% discount.


Saturday Exploration Classes | Try one class or join us for both

  • Saturdays | Oct. 16 | Nov. 13
  • Birth – 5 years
  • 10-10:45 am class

Option to purchase instrument set, music, and supplies is available separately for Saturday exploration classes.