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Early Childhood at DePaul Community Music Division

  • Eurhythmics
  • Music Together

Eurhythmics

Eurhythmics

Eurhythmics classes offer a high-energy and exciting approach to music education. Based on the work of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, this unique method awakens innate musicality while developing a spontaneous and joyous physical response to music through movement, ear training, and improvisation. Children become independent learners through self-discovery and use of all the senses. Students actively participate in singing, games, dramatization, and movement activities as they explore elements of music such as melody, rhythm, meter, dynamics, and phrasing. Minimum enrollment: 4 students.

Classes are suitable for beginning students as well as young children already involved in instrumental instruction. Activity sheets to complete with parents at home reinforce the ideas learned each week. The curriculum is created by Dr. Jeremy Dittus from Dalcroze™ School of the Rockies™.  

Ages: 4 - 5 years old

Class Schedule and Fees

  • Time
    • 45-minute  weekly sessions
    • Saturdays
    • 9:30am-10:15am
  • Dates
    • Winter, 2017: December 3 - December 10, 2016 and January 28 - March 4, 2017 
    • 8 sessions​
  • Tuition
    • $172 (single student)
    • $120 (each student sibling discount)
  • Location
    • DePaul University School of Music, Lincoln Park Campus

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Music Together

The Community Music Division is proud to be partnered with Music Together, an internationally-recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age five and the grownups who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.

Music Together classes feature a mix of folk songs
and traditional childhood favorites as well as playful rhythm and tonal
patterns that engage and delight children and families alike. Each
family receives a songbook and CD for each of the seasonal song
collections in the Music Together canon. Parent education and adult
involvement are incorporated into our playful, non-performance oriented
environment.

Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. The Music Together experience is indispensable for any family looking to support their child's natural musical aptitude and help themachieve Basic Music Competence -- the foundation that forms a successful music learning experience for every child.

Ages: 9 months - 5 years old

Class Schedule and Fees

  • Time
    • 45-minute  weekly sessions
    • Saturdays
    • 10:30am-11:15am
  • Dates
    • Fall, 2016: September 24, 2016 - December 10, 2016 (No Class October 15 or November 26)
    • 10 sessions
  • Instructor
    • Erica Lessie
  • Tuition
    • $215 (single student)
    • $150 (each student sibling discount)
    • Includes songbook and CD for each family
    • Infants 0-8 months may attend for FREE if accompanied by a registered sibling 

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  • Location

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