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Early Childhood Music

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Baby & Toddler Music classes that will set them up for success!

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Winner of Toronto Star's Reader's Choice Award for Best Music Instruction!

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Early Childhood Music classes for Babies and Toddlers strengthen the Cognitive, Social, Emotional, Language & Literacy, Movement and Sensory pillars of development through musical knowledge and development.

Babies and Toddlers are curious by nature, ready to learn about the world through music that already lives in them!

 

Fill out the inquiry form so that we can match your child to the right class for them.

Develop cognitive, social-emotional, physical, language and sensory ability through music

Located at 5193A Yonge St

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Wednesdays
Toddlers- 10:30 AM (45 minutes)
Babies- 11:15 AM (30 minutes)
Saturdays
Preschoolers - 9:45 AM (45 minutes)
Toddlers- 10:30 AM (45 minutes)
Babies- 11
:15 AM (30 minutes)

WHAT WE TEACH:

Babies (age 0 - 12m)

    • Main Goal: To provide babies and their caregivers early musical stimulation and experience, as well as to gradually develop their cognitive, social-emotional, physical, language and sensory musical play exploration skills to stimulate their brain, their body, and their heart.

    • What You'll Experience In The Class:

      • Neural connection stimulation in the brain through the sounds, instruments, vocal and rhythm activities

      • Vascular system stimulation through the movement (dancing and rocking)

      • Learn basic signs language (Where, I love you, surprise, more) to show your baby at the moment of playing with an object, questions, and encourage their development process.

      • Explore diverse instruments with a different shapes, colors, and pitches

      • Shake the instrument as bells, maracas, or musical eggs

      • Create irregular rhythm patterns on the drum

      • React to their own reflection (faces) in the mirrors during floor time

      • The gradual development of babbling to consonant pronunciation through the literacy and language pillar

      • React during active listening portion of class

      • React to Peek A Boo time using scarves

      • Enrich eye-hand-mouth-body coordination

      • Turn their head following the sound produced

      • Support the physical development (movement) of the babies: Supporting head, rolling over, sitting, crawling, and pulling up to stand

      • Grasp and throw objects as a fundamental part of the visual exploration, and fine motor skills

      • Create a musical lifestyle for baby & caregiver

      • and more

View a Sample Lesson Plan HERE.

  • Toddler - Preschoolers (age 12m - 4 years)

    • Main Goal: Provide the confidence and freedom to grow and make music such as clapping, tapping, dancing, singing, and playing instruments, in order to enrich their own creative development as a meaningful part of their cognitive, social-emotional, physical, communication and sensory musical play exploration skills to stimulate their brain, their body, and their heart.

    • What you'll experience in the class:

      • Neural connection stimulation in the brain through the sounds, instruments, vocal and rhythm activities

      • Vascular system stimulation through the movement (dancing and rocking)

      • Learn and use musical concepts as: piano-forte, fast-slow, short-long through rhythm band instruments

      • Learn and use concept as: inside-outside, turn around, jumping, side to side, left-right

      • Play toc-toc while marching

      • Hold the parachute and move it up and down

      • Explore diverse instruments with a different shapes, colors, and pitches

      • Shake the instrument like bells, maracas, or musical eggs

      • Play the drum with drumsticks hands and balls

      • Encourage through literacy and language pillar, the gradual development of babbling forward to consonant pronunciation

      • React during active listening portion of the class

      • Pick up the instruments and put inside the proper basket

      • React to bubbles time to enrich their sensory-visual skills

      • React to Peek a Boo time through the scarves

      • Move the scarves up-down direction and circles

      • Point with their hands and fingers to fundamental parts of their body: Nose, eyes, mouth, hands, tummy

      • Accompany the easy melodies with hand instruments

      • Encourage word construction (Ma-ma, ta-ta, car, bus, apple, yes, again...) through the songs

      • Count the numbers (musical eggs) from one-to-five

      • and more

View a Sample Lesson Plan HERE.

Here is what a toddler parent had to say about ECM classes at Willowdale School of Music:

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The classes are fun for my toddler and are helping him learn to move to music. These are not the same classes as the ones at the library, there's more to learn about and experience. It's not just musical story time in your classes.

ECM parent

STARTING BABY & TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES IS QUICK AND EASY.

1. Fill out the inquiry form

Let us know what age group and class time will work for your family.

2. Meet your teacher

Get matched to the right class for your child.

3. Begin weekly classes!

Begin weekly classes & start your child's musical adventure!

Check out our lesson pricing!

24/25 ECM Tuition

SUMMER - 8 classes ($200)
FALL - 13 classes ($325)
WINTER - 12 classes ($300)
SPRING - 14 classes ($350)
YEAR PASS - 39 classes ($975)

LGBTQ2S+ Safe Space

Where to find us:

5193A Yonge St (Yonge & Kingsdale)

Willowdale (North York), Toronto

(647) 362-1255

contact@willowdaleschoolofmusic.com

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We acknowledge that the land on which we live and work is the ancestral lands of various Indigenous Peoples and that we live on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Chippewa and Wendat, in the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee to peaceably share and care for the territory around the Great Lakes, all newcomers are invited into this Covenant. This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. Today, the meeting place of Toronto (Haudenosaunee 'Tkaronto') is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and live in this territory.

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