Early Childhood Program

Early Childhood Program

Grace’s unique curriculum of Early childhood Musical Education will be offered on Saturday mornings. For more information contact Heather Adelsberger.

Children ages 4 – 6 are eligible to enroll in semi-private early childhood music classes.  Children develop their sense of pulse and learn to read notes and rhythms through tactile games and activities.

Our community welcomes children in the worship setting, and acknowledges that even the very youngest children can execute music on a high level in a fun and nurturing environment.

Early childhood classes are offered on Saturday mornings.  Parent attendance is mandatory.  To learn more, email hadelsberger@graceepiscopalchurch.org, or visit our Director of Music Ministries behind the organ console after any service.

Music for 4 and 5 year olds
Pre-K and Kindergarteners

Our program for four and five year olds presents musical concepts in ways that very young children can understand and work with easily. Notes and rhythms are presented within games and fun exercises and then applied using pitched and rhythm instruments. The children quickly learn six notes on the staff and on the keyboard, as well as rhythms from whole notes through eighth notes and eighth rests. Our youngest children begin an association with the keyboard using their “floor keyboard” and xylophones. Proper vocal technique is taught, such as breath control, vowel shaping and correct vocal placement.

We sing, we dance around, we play games and our instruments, and our kids love their music class!

Music for 6 and 7 year olds
First Graders

Our first graders cover all of the basic note reading and rhythm reading as our younger children’s classes. We expand on all of the concepts and provide a generous amount of knowledge application for this age group. We call our ensemble of this age range the Chime Choir because our kids play a beautiful set of handchimes while actually reading their parts from a musical score.

Our Chimers build their keyboard knowledge and skill playing all of the notes and rhythms they have learned. We expand on their knowledge of vocal techniques for well controlled sounds and simply beautiful singing. The Chimers are just amazing young musicians!

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