Now, in its fourth semester, Sing & Play & Learn Today is our own curriculum for ages 3 months – 5 years! Using activities created by nationally recognized Early Childhood Music and Movement authors as well as our own educational staff, SPLT has been created to help your child experience the amazing musical and non-musical life skills outcomes of early childhood music and movement!
While activities vary by age range, they include singing, listening, vocal and rhythmic practice, dancing, bouncing, exploring simple percussion instruments, drumming, keyboards, and experiencing a wide variety of musical examples, including folk songs, classical music, multi-cultural songs, jazz, and more.
West Music is the largest supplier of General Music instruments in the country. Each class will include a fantastic assortment of recorded music and instruments to reinforce concepts explored in class, and give you a variety of new songs and ideas as you create incredible music at home!
We have had a tremendous response to our past three semesters, and are so excited to share our program with you in Winter/Spring 2014!
Register Today! Availability is determined by minimum/maximum class sizes; space is reserved on a first come first served basis. If a class you choose is unavailable, we'll call you with further options.
Experience Early Childhood Music and Movement with your baby in our Sing, Play, Grow! Environment! Our delightful theme about things we find up in the sky will include singing, chanting, cuddling, rocking, dancing, instrument exploration, and more! Baby-safe instruments add to music play at home! Recorded music will include some of our in-class songs and lots of others to explore as you make music at home.
|Sing, Play, Grow Class Schedule|
|Coralville||Session 19||Wednesdays 9:00am||Feb 19||Becky||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 20||Wednesdays 7:00pm||Feb 19||Becky||Download form||Register online|
|Moline||Session 7||Wednesdays 5:00pm||Feb 19||Heather||Download form||Register online|
|Moline||Session 8||Saturdays 9:00am||Feb 22||Heather||Download form||Register online|
|Fees for Sing, Play, Grow Classes||$180|
Your toddler is on the move and ready to learn through musical activities! Through our Silly Songs and Play Alongs theme you and your toddler will sing, move, chant, move, dance, move, explore instruments, and move some more! A supportive "pre-classroom" environment to encourage self-confidence, self-expression, social skills and cooperation!
|Sing, Play, Move Class Schedule|
|Coralville||Session 23||Mondays 10:00am||Feb 17||Jenny||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 24||Tuesdays 10:00am||Feb 18||Jenny||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 25||Wednesdays 10:00am||Feb 19||Becky||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 26||Wednesdays 6:00pm||Feb 19||Becky||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 27||Thursdays 9:00am||Feb 20||Becky||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 28||Thursdays 6:30pm||Feb 20||Angela||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 29||Fridays 9:00am||Feb 21||Becky||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 30||Fridays 10:00am||Feb 21||Becky||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 31||Saturdays 9:30am||Feb 22||Angela||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 21||Saturdays 10:30am||Feb 22||Angela||Download form||Register online|
|Moline||Session 9||Wednesdays 6:00pm||Feb 19||Heather||Download form||Register online|
|Moline||Session 10||Saturdays 10:00am||Feb 22||Heather||Download form||Register online|
|Fees for Sing, Play, Move Classes||$180|
Based on activities created by Melissa Blum in her World Music Drumming Curriculum, "Drumming Up the Fun!".
Activities include creating sound stories to illustrate children's books with musical instruments, exploring modified World Music Drumming ensembles, songs, and movement, rhythmic play, singing, dancing and more!
Reinforces important preschool concepts such as turn taking, sharing, following guidelines, respecting personal space, and more.
|Sing, Play, Drum Class Schedule|
|Coralville||Session 32||Wednesdays 5:00pm||Feb 19||Becky||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 33||Thursdays 10:00am||Feb 20||Becky||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 34||Thursdays 5:30pm||Feb 20||Angela||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 35||Saturdays 11:30am||Feb 22||Angela||Download form||Register online|
|Moline||Session 11||Wednesdays 7:00pm||Feb 19||Heather||Download form||Register online|
|Moline||Session 12||Saturdays 11:00am||Feb 22||Heather||Download form||Register online|
|Fees for Sing, Play, Drum Classes||$180|
Our Sing, Play, Keys curriculum has been created by Nancy Cree, head of the highly successful Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Centers program. From body awareness, good finger technique, good rhythm skills, learning finger numbers and the piano key names, to learning how much fun it is to play a song by themselves and together with other students, the program is designed to give young students a fun way to start playing the piano. At the end of the two-semester program, most students will be ready to start private piano lessons.
Semester 1 explores body awareness, rhythm activities with the introduction of the quarter and half note, finger plays and exercises designed to strengthen and incorporate beginning finger technique, exploring the keyboard's black and white keys, learning about the instruments of the orchestra, and playing songs using finger numbers.
Our keyboard music classes help students learn to share, work and play together, improve listening skills, and have lots of fun making music.
|Sing, Play, Keys Class Schedule|
|Coralville||Session 1||Wednesdays 10:00am||Jan 29||Natalie||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 2||Wednesdays 4:00pm||Jan 29||Natalie||Download form||Register online|
|Coralville||Session 3||Saturdays 10:45am||Feb 1||Natalie||Download form||Register online|
|Fees for Sing, Play, Keys Classes||$180|
Rebecca Foerstner is delighted to be the Director of Sing & Play & Learn Today at West Music! She has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and over 17 years experience as a preschool and kindergarten teacher. She has taught early childhood music and movement at West Music since 2001 and teaches Kindergarten at Montessori Children's Garden in North Liberty. Becky has been an active singer and instrumentalist throughout her life.
Melissa Blum is the former director of our program and has taught early childhood music and movement since 1999. She is a Vice President at West Music. Melissa has a degree in Music and K-12 Music Certification from the University of Iowa, and has completed graduate course work in Music Education/General Education. She has 23 years experience teaching music at the Pre-K – adult levels. Melissa is a clinician for Early Childhood Music and Movement educators and teaches the class Drumming Up the Fun! through the World Music Drumming Curriculum.
Angela Frantz has a degree in Early Childhood Education from UCLA. A singer/instrumentalist, she has over 19 years experience as a preschool classroom and music teacher and administrator, and continues to direct a daily educational playgroup in her home. Angela has been an early childhood music and movement educator for over eight years.
Jenny Winegarden joined our educational team in 2012 and has over 10 years experience as an early childhood music and movement educator. She has a degree in Music Therapy from the University of Iowa and is an Educational Consultant at West Music. Jenny is a vocalist and plays a variety of musical instruments.
Natalie Landowski is the newest teacher to join our team, and we are happy to welcome her! She has multiple years of experience teaching music to children and is currently working on her doctorate in piano performance and pedagogy. Natalie is also a member of the Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Center.
Heather Beck graduated in 2009 from Western Illinois University, with a bachelor in music education. She is currently working as a paraprofessional in the Moline School District and in her spare time, she teaches beginning piano lessons out of her home. Heather has been with the Quad City West Music's "Sing & Play & Learn" program since early 2013 and has loved every moment! Watching the children grow and develop new friendships, while learning music fundamentals, is a rewarding experience. Their enthusiasm to learn and their excitement when they figure something out is always a joy to experience.