Grades K-1 with a parentImage of 4 children and teacher
Tuition: $154 per semester*
Tuition with lessons (10% off): $139 per semester*

Bridges classes meet weekly in 9-week sessions:

  • Fall: 9/17 – 11/12
  • Winter: 1/7 – 3/11
  • Spring: 3/18 – 5/20*

The Bridges program introduces young children in Kindergarten and First Grade to the joy of making music. These short sampler classes give children the opportunity to try out a different instrument each 9-week session to find the right fit. Instruments are provided by ECMS.

At the conclusion of each session, students will present what they’ve learned to their families and to each other. At that point, students may sign up to repeat the course, try out a different instrument, or transition to private lessons.

Concurrent enrollment in Clef Club or Elementary Musicianship is strongly encouraged to fully develop musical skills and enhance their experience.

*Updated to reflect 2022-2023 year

Bridges: Guitar/Ukulele Starters

Teacher: Lynn McGrath
Saturday, 9:00-9:45amimage of teacher with child at piano
Room: MSH 304

*online option available

Bridges: Harp Starters

Teacher: Grace Browning
Saturday, 11:15-12:00pm
Room: MSH 304


Bridges: Piano Starters

image of teacher with small children playing violins

Teacher: Nick Bai
Saturday, 9:00-9:45am
Room: MSH 410


Bridges: String Starters

Teacher: Heidi Brodwin
Saturday, 9:00-9:45am
Room: MSH 221

How to Register

New students and students registering after mid-September: ECMS Registration Form 

Continuing ECMS students may re-register online from May until September.

Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400

Once registered, students may begin attending classes. The only registration confirmation you will receive is your bill. You may log on to check your registrations at any time. Click here for complete details on registration and policies.