Sing & Play & Learn Today! is West Music's own early childhood music and movement program! Designed for ages 3 months - 6 years and using activities created by our own educators and other nationally recognized authors, Sing & Play & Learn Today! helps 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 classes, and are so excited to share our program with you in the coming semesters!
Register online, or download and print a registration form for classes at any West Music location - see class listings for registration details.
(See class listings for details)
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.
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.
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.
Natalie Landowski 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.
Andrea Alert has a BM in Music from Western Michigan University and a MM in Viola Performance from the University of Northern Iowa. She currently performs with the Dubuque Symphony and Orchestra Iowa as a substitute violist. She is comfortable and open to teaching different types of styles, including classical and fiddle. She utilizes different teaching approaches that will best help the student.
Tami Biggerstaff is looking forward to teachign the Sing & Play & Learn Today! series at West Music! Tami has completed multiple training events that focus on Early Childhood Music and Movement and has several years' teaching experience. She has served with the non-profit Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA) as the treasurer and business manager. She is also the Chair for Iowa Music Education Association, Early Childhood. She is a life-long music maker and advocate for music education. Tami is pleased to continue her teaching career with a new chapter that includes West Music and SPLT! Tami teaches our Urbandale classes.
Mykal Finch s a classically trained violinist who has been playing for 13 years. Mykal attended Carrol College and Northwest Missouri State University studying Special Education. Mykal is a memeber of the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra and an associate at Kephart-West Music.
Mykal teaches our Decorah classes.