Programs

Early Childhood Program

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PARENT AND CHILD CLASSES

CHILD ONLY CLASSES

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT CLASSES
Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s programs for young children are grounded in Dalcroze Eurhythmics—a method of teaching that pairs music and movement to catalyze the development of children’s minds and bodies. Even the very youngest children develop focus, spatial awareness, gross motor skills, social skills, and the ability to work with others—all while having fun!

Research has long demonstrated the value of movement-based learning. Noted Swiss musician and educator Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) understood that the use of movement facilitates musical understanding and encourages musicality. His methods form the foundation of high-quality early childhood music education programs world-wide.

Home to both a thriving early childhood music program and a Teacher Training and Certification program endorsed by the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Hoff-Barthelson is one of the foremost centers
of early childhood music education in the United States.

Hoff-Barthelson offers weekly classes based in Dalcroze Eurhythmics for preschoolers. Exercises and games in class involve singing, moving and improvising, and using small percussion instruments to promote keen inner hearing and rhythmic sensitivity. Attractive, colorful materials, including balls, hoops, and colorful scarves inspire a variety of activities and appeal to the imagination.

Our young students are guided and encouraged by their teachers to develop many skills involved in music-making. In parent-child classes, a joyful bond grows between the children and their adult caregivers as they sing together, listen, and move with the music. Beginning at age 3, Hoff-Barthelson offers a variety of classes for children who enjoy attending music class independently.

INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES FOR THE YOUNG BEGINNER
For families interested in taking the first steps in learning to play an instrument, Little Pipers Recorder Classes, Suzuki Pre-Twinklers and Beginning Ukulele are hands-on classes for older threes and up.

Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year. Tuition is pro-rated based upon time of enrollment.