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"Sing & Play & Learn Today! has been a wonderful learning environment for my daughter to gain comfort in a group setting and to appreciate a love for music. She now absolutely loves to sing and we incorporate music in our daily lives. We can not thank West Music enough for providing this engaging and fun class."    -- Deanna


What is
Sing & Play & Learn Today?

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 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.


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 are so excited to share our program with you !

 

Register online by following links below, or contact your local West Music location.

Winter/Spring classes begin the week of January 30th

Classes Meet Once Per Week for 15 weeks (14 weeks for Keys)
(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.

 Winter/Spring 2017 Classes

Sing, Play, Grow!

For babies ages 3 – 15 months

  • Weekly 45-minute classes with student and caregiverSing, Play, Drum!
  • 15 week semester
  • An assortment of home materials

Experience Early Childhood Music and Movement with your baby in our Sing, Play, Grow! environment. Activities will include singing, chanting, cuddling, rocking, dancing, instrument exploration, and more! Our approved baby-safe instruments add to music play at home! Recorded music will include some of our in-class songs and many others to explore as you make music at home with your child.

Winter/Spring 2017
Sing, Play Grow! Classes

Unit: UNDER THE SEA

Sing, Play, Grow Class Schedule
LocationTimeStart DateRegistration
Coralville Wednesdays 9:00am February 1
Coralville Wednesdays 7:00pm February 1
Coralville Saturdays 9:30am February 3
Quad Citites Saturdays 9:00am Februrary 3
Fees for 2017 Sing, Play, Grow Classes $185 plus tax on materials

Sing, Play, Move!

For toddlers ages 16 months – 3½ years

Sing, Play, Move!

  • Weekly 45-minute classes with student and caregiver
  • 15 week semester
  • An assortment of home materials
  • Recorded music will include some of our in-class songs and many others to explore as you make music at home.


Your toddler is on the move and ready to learn through musical activities! You and your toddler will sing, move, chant, move, dance, move, explore instruments, and move some more! A great "pre-classroom" environment to encourage self-confidence, self-expression, social skills, and cooperation!

Winter/Spring 2017 
Sing, Play, Move! Classes

Unit: THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Sing, Play, Move Class Schedule
LocationTimeStart DateRegistration
Coralville Tuesdays 10:00am January 31
Coralville Wednesdays 10:00am February 1
Coralville Wednesdays 6:00pm February 1
Coralville Thursdays 9:00am February 2
Coralville Thursdays 6:30pm February 2
Coralville Fridays 9:00am February 3
Coralville Fridays 10:00am February 3
Coralville Saturdays 10:30am February 4
Quad Cities Saturdays 10:00am February 4
Decorah Thursdays 10:00am February 2
Urbandale Wednesdays 10:00am February 1
Fees for 2017 Sing, Play, Move Classes $185 plus tax on materials

Sing, Play, Drum!

For preschoolers ages 3½ – 5 years

Register for Sing and Play and Learn Today!

Sing, Play, Drum!

  • Weekly 45-minute classes; children attend first 35 minutes alone, caregivers join in for last 10 minutes
  • 15 week semester
  • An assortment of home materials

Based on activities created by Melissa Blum in her World Music Drumming Curriculum, "Drumming Up the Fun!".

Class 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.

Winter/Spring 2017 
Sing, Play, Drum Classes

Unit: KEEPING THE BEAT

Sing, Play, Drum Class Schedule
LocationTimeStart DateRegistration
Coralville Wednesdays 5:00pm February 1
Coralville Thursdays 10:00am February 2
Coralville Thursdays 5:30pm February 2
Coralville Saturdays 11:30am February 4
Quad Cities Saturdays 11:00am February 4
Fees for 2017 Sing, Play, Drum Classes $185 plus tax on materials

Sing, Play, Keys!

For Children ages 5 to 6 years

"Sing, Play, Keys! has been an excellent introduction to the keys, notes and music counting for our 5 year old. I see this program as the perfect building blocks toward music recognition and understanding for any future instrument she chooses."  -- Amy

Register for Sing and Play and Learn Today!

Sing, Play, Keys!

  • Weekly 45-minute classes; children attend first 40 minutes alone, caregivers join in for last 5 minutes
  • An assortment of home materials
  • A Yamaha PSR-E433 keyboard can be rented for $50 for a 14-week session.

Sing, Play, Keys! was created by Nancy Cree and teachers of the Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Centers program. Sing, Play, Keys! is designed to give young students a fun way to start learning piano. Children learn rhythm basics, finger plays and exercises, explore keyboard black and white keys, learn about other musical instruments, and more! At the end of the two-semester program, most students will be ready to start private piano lessons.

Semester 1: Keyboard Explorers
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.

Semester 2: Keyboard Adventures
Semester 2 continues with technique and rhythm activities and introduces the dotted half note, whole note, and the quarter rest and we learn more about different musical instruments. We review several finger number songs, learn the musical alphabet, and the names of the keys on the keyboard and play more songs composed by Tina Chapman. Students must have completed Semester 1 Keyboard Explorers before registering for Semester 2 Keyboard Adventurers.

Our keyboard music classes help students learn to share, work and play together, improve listening skills, and have lots of fun making music.

Winter/Spring 2017
Sing, Play, Keys Classes

Semester 1: Keyboard Explorers

Sing, Play, Keys Semester 1 Class Schedule
LocationTimeStart DateRegistration
Coralville Thursdays 4:00pm February 2
Coralville Saturdays 9:00am February 4
Quad Cities Saturdays 12:00pm February 4
Cedar Falls Tuesdays 4:00pm January 31
Cedar Rapids Tuesdays 6:00pm January 31
Cedar Rapids Saturdays 10:00am February 4

Semester 2: Keyboard Adventurers

Sing, Play, Keys Semester 2 Class Schedule
LocationTimeStart DateRegistration
Coralville Thursdays 5:00pm February 2
Coralville Saturdays 10:00am February 4
Marion Saturdays 11:00am February 4
Fees for 2017 Sing, Play, Keys Classes $185 plus tax on materials

Your Sing & Play & Learn Today Educators

Rebecca FoerstnerRebecca 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.

Miss Becky teaches Coralville weekday morning classes in Sing Play Grow, Move and Drum!


Angela FrantzAngela 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.

Miss Angela teaches Coralville Wednesday and Thursday afternoon/evening Sing Play Move and Drum!

Natalie LandowskiNatalie 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.

Natalie teaches Sing Play Keys! in Coralville


Andrea AlertAndrea 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.

Andrea teaches our Cedar Falls classes.




Tami Biggerstaff is looking forward to teaching 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 is 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.



 


Sing & Play & Learn Today! is an engaging program that promotes music appreciation, movement, and social interaction for children. The passion for music displayed by the instructors is inspiring. Through the music program, all of our children have made friends and built relationships that extend outside of the classroom. In our busy lives, the Sing & Play & Learn Today! program has provided us with countless hours of parent/child bonding time and created memories that we'll cherish forever.
    -- Christa & Nick

Sing & Play & Learn Today! is something we look forward to each week! Our three children have all enjoyed the special time we spend in music class. The curriculum is interactive and the resources are helpful in extending learning at home.
    -- Kari

We have been taking our children to the group music program since they were a few months old, and they have absolutely loved it!
    -- Lanaya




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