Our Summer Keyboard is a 9-week class supporting readiness for more formal, school-year music participation and igniting enthusiasm for ongoing learning. We’ll be exploring the keyboard, singing, playing games and more. At the end of this class, students will have the option to continue in our School-Year Session II Keyboard Class.
This summer program includes nine (9) 1-hour group classes, coupled with three (3) 1-on-1 short check-in/ coaching sessions (10 to 15 minutes).
Group Classes will meet:
One-on-Ones will meet:
Sarah Okerlund is the teacher for this class.
Safari Keyboard Class is made possible in part with support from the Price Chopper Golub Foundation, working to improve quality of life for communities in the Price Chopper service area.
** If your child has a disability which precludes use of stairs, please let us know in advance so we may review whether alternate space arrangements might be possible.
Students should be at a typical developmental stage for this age range. If your child has any learning delays, please let us know in advance of registering. We can then advise if this class is right for you.
While we do not require any specific pre-requisites, prior enrollment in early childhood Music Together classes for between three and five years provides a solid foundation for music success during the school years.
Check out the Education Corner web page which provides helpful development information.
To register, click below and you will be directed to a web-based registration form (step 1); when you click ‘submit’ you will be redirected to the payment portal to complete registration (step 2) with deposit or tuition in full.Summer Safari Registration Page
While only one parent/caregiver may accompany a child into the the classroom, the parent/caregiver is expected to be in the classroom for the full duration as this support is essential in establishing good practice habits and routines.
For the occasional online class, the expectation remains for the parents/caregivers to be on hand for the full duration of the class.
At the end of our summer together, students will have a small repertoire of music games they can play with friends. Children will be able to identify note names on the keyboard; will recognize a music staff and basic notation; and be able to reproduce basic rhythmic patterns (2 vs. 3 vs 4). Each child will also be able to create changes in beat and pitch (e.g., fast /slow, heavy /weak, high /low) when singing or moving.