Classes for Kids: Ages 1-8
Music & Movement (Ages 1-8)
Drumming/Dalcroze Eurythmics Programs
Longy is internationally recognized for its Dalcroze Eurhythmics programs.
Children love music. Music is a language all children relate to and communicate with. Drumming and Dalcroze Eurhythmics are designed to tap into children’s natural curiosity and connection to music, to help develop their ear, and lay the foundation for future musical studies.
Clap, stomp, twirl and sing! In the dynamic music-and-movement specialty called Dalcroze Eurhythmics, you and your child can connect to music by tapping into the urge to move whenever you hear it. Using games, movement, listening, singing and improvisation, students develop a deeper understanding of melody, rhythm and space. Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an excellent complement to both traditional and Suzuki instrumental training.
Drumming classes at Longy are a great release of energy for children. Students learn to play rhythmic patterns, dance and sing. Children ground their sense of rhythm and are quickly able to read play and compose basic patterns. The series of classes is designed to lay the groundwork for continued studies in percussion, singing or another instrument.
Suzuki String Training (Ages 4+)
Children ages 4 and older may begin their study of the violin, viola, or cello according to the principles developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.
The Suzuki Method brings children and their parents together for a complete immersion in music through a combination of weekly private lessons and group classes. Private lessons are scheduled by arrangement with the instructor. First-year Suzuki students are required to enroll in the following combination: 30-minute private lesson, 45-minute ensemble class and a Music & Movement class.
Longy After-School (Grades 1-3)
Students learn best by doing, and are capable of creating, composing, and improvising from their very first lesson. In our relaxed afterschool setting, students in grades 1—3 learn the basics of reading rhythms, working up to composing and performing their own songs.
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30—5:30 p.m.