Video of MusicTIME Class

Children’s programs offered by the Eastman Community Music School have been developed by Donna Brink Fox, an Eastman School of Music professor who is a nationally recognized authority on early childhood music education. The program has attracted attention throughout the United States and abroad, and has been featured on network television.

The Early Childhood Music Program will continue with safe online classes this winter and spring! We are planning six week sessions once again that will allow children to attend early childhood music classes from the safety and comfort of their own home.
 
We will offer all four levels if there is interest:
MusicTIME
Music Times Two 
Music Makers 
Clef Club 
 
Classes will be held live on Saturday mornings via Zoom with Ms. Turley and are designed to be an interactive, energetic, and social, small group experience. There will be a classes at 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, and 11:15 am. 
Each class will be 45 minutes long and include social gathering time at the beginning of class and a lullaby/social time at the end of class.
 

2020-2021 Early Childhood Calendar of Online Sessions
Fall Session 2020: September 26 – October 31 
Winter Session 2021: January 9 – February 20
Spring Session 2021: Begins March 20 

Registration Instructions

Spaces in our classes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis at the beginning of each school year. 

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions and a map of campus.

Email earlychildhood@esm.rochester.edu with other questions.

Please note that:

  • Registration is not possible by phone.
  • Payment is not due at the time of registration. We will bill you.
  • You will receive an email with your class information (class time and location) on or before the Saturday prior to the start of the session.
  • If you do not hear from us before that time, your child is on track to be enrolled in one of your three chosen class times.
  • Notification will be made by email or phone.
  • Because we have a limited number of spaces in our classes, please understand that once a student has been enrolled, we are unable to give any refunds.

MusicTIME

Toddler/Infant Music at Eastman. A unique program for infants and toddlers (ages 4 months to 2 years) and their parents/caregivers. MusicTIME features musical activities that include songs, rhymes, bounces, tickles, moving to music, and listening. Information and guidance on musical development in young children and home-based activities are also provided. 

Music Times Two

A continuation of the objectives of MusicTIME for parents/caregivers and children (ages 2 to 3½-years). Children develop rhythmic and vocal skills as they engage in more independent music making activities that include: singing, movement, and playing instruments. 

Music Makers

Designed for 3½- and 4-year-old children without parental participation in the classes. Skills in singing, listening, and musical vocabulary are emphasized, with opportunities to play classroom percussion instruments. Visiting musicians demonstrate instruments throughout the session.

Clef Club

This fourth level of the early childhood music program is intended for children who are enrolled in kindergarten or first grade or are 5-6 years old. The class focuses on individual musical skills and includes singing, rhythmic activities, moving to music, musical concepts, musical games, and playing small percussion instruments. Children will begin foundational activities in reading and writing music.

Dates To Remember

September 7, 2020                      Registration Deadline for Fall Session
September 18, 2020                      Notification of Fall Session Virtual Enrollment
September 26, 2020                   Fall Session begins  (Last cancellation date is September 21)
October 31, 2020                     Fall Session ends
December 20, 2020                     Registration Deadline for Winter Session
December 30, 2020                     Notification of Winter Session class time and location
January 9, 2021                            Winter Session begins  (Last cancellation date is January 3)
March 8, 2021                               Registration Deadline for Spring Session
March 10, 2021                             Notification of Spring Session class time and location
March 20, 2021                            Spring Session begins  (Last cancellation date is March 14)

Other Classes and Ensembles for Young Children

Click here for a full listing of offerings for pre-schoolers and elementary students.