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 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 - see class listings for registration details.
Summer classes begin June 11!
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- Sing, Play, Keys
Ages 5 - 6 years
Sing, Play, Keys
Ages 5 - 6 years
For preschoolers ages 5 and 6
- Daily 1 hour sessions, children attend 55 minutes alone, then the care giver attends the last 5 minutes.
- An assortment of home materials
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! Sing, Play, Keys! classes are appropriate only for children 5-6 years old at this time.
Children learn rhythm basics, finger plays and exercises, explore keyboard black keys and more!
Summer 2018 Sing, Play Keys! Classes
Summer Unit: Keyboard Explorers Camp
Summer 2018 Sing, Play, Keys Class Schedule
|Coralville||Summer||Mon-Fri 10:00am||Jul 16||1 week||Register Online|
Your Sing & Play & Learn Today Educators
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.
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.
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.