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.

Eastman early childhood music classes are 45 minutes each and meet on Saturdays for 10 weeks. Class times are 9:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 am., 11:15, a.m., 12:00-noon, and 12:45 p.m. (class times may be adjusted depending on enrollment)

Registration Instructions

Please download our brochure or registration form:

2017-2018 Early Childhood Brochure

2017-2018 Early Childhood Registration Form

Spaces in our classes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis at the beginning of each school year. The registration form is available above or by calling the Eastman Community Music School Office (585-274-1400). Complete the registration form, detach and return it either:

by mail to: Eastman Community Music School Eastman School of Music 26 Gibbs Street Rochester, NY 14604

fax: 585-274-1005

scan and email to: EarlyChildhood@esm.rochester.edu

or in person to the: Community Music School Office on the 3rd floor of 10 Gibbs Street.

Three 10-week sessions are offered:

  • Fall Session: September 16 – November 18
  • Winter Session: January 6 – March 10
  • Spring Session: March 17 – May 19

Please note that:

  • Registration is not possible by phone.
  • Please do not include payment with your form. 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. Tuition: $144 per 10-week session

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. Tuition: $144 per 10-week session

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. Tuition: $144 per 10-week 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. Tuition: $144 per 10-week session 

Dates To Remember

September 4, 2017                       Registration Deadline for Fall Session
September 6, 2017                       Notification of Fall Session class time and location
September 16, 2017                    Fall Session begins  (Last cancellation date is September 9)
November 18, 2017                      Fall Session ends
December 26, 2017                      Registration Deadline for Winter Session
December 28, 2017                      Notification of Winter Session class time and location
January 6, 2018                            Winter Session begins  (Last cancellation date is December 30)
March 5, 2018                                Registration Deadline for Spring Session
March 7, 2018                                Notification of Spring Session class time and location
March 10, 2018                             Winter Session ends
March 17, 201                          Spring Session begins  (Last cancellation date is March 10)
May 19, 2018                                Spring Session ends

Other Classes and Ensembles for Young Children

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