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First Steps in Music


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First Steps in Music is The Hartt School Community Division’s music program for children between birth and five years old. Designed for children and caretakers to attend together, these classes develop motor and language skills through songs and creative movement while encouraging constructive social interactions through group activities and games. This joyful experience ignites a musical spark for a lifetime of learning and builds up readiness for more formal music training.

First Steps in MusicThrough singing, instrumental exploration, and games, children are given an appetite for music. In a playful manner, children develop sensory awareness, language, motor, creative and social skills along with gaining a wide repertoire of music. These sessions

  • inspire children to listen, feel, and move to music
  • stimulate a child's imagination through songs and movement
  • encourage constructive social interactions with other children and their families
  • are fun for kids and parents

Created by John Feierabend, Ph.D., First Steps in Music is a developmentally appropriate and carefully researched early childhood music program taught by Connie Greenwood and Rachel Ciccone. Classes are offered year-round for newborns and children up to five years of age.

West Hartford SCHEDULE

Academic-year classes (September–June) are offered in sessions of 10 classes. There are three sessions during the academic year beginning in the fall, winter, or spring.

Fall Session runs from September 14 through November 17, 2018

Winter Session runs from January 4 through March 23, 2019

Spring Session runs from March 29 through June 8, 2019

Torrington SCHEDULE

We are offering 8-week First Steps in Music sessions at the Warner Theater in Torrington, CT during the Winter Session.

Winter 8-week Session runs from January 5 through March 2, 2019

Enrollment is on a rolling basis as space allows! Please join us at anytime during this session. Drop in, and register at your first class!


2018-2019 Schedule and Tuition

Infant/Toddler (0-29 mos.)Wednedays, 5:15-6:00 pmTorrington$120
Nursery/Preschool (30 mos. - 5 yrs.)Wednesdays, 6:05-7:05 pmTorrington$144
Infant/Toddler (0–29 mos.)Fridays, 9:15 to 10:00 amWest Hartford$150
Nursery/Preschool (30 mos.–5 yrs.)Fridays, 10:10 to 11:10 amWest Hartford$180
Infant/Toddler (0-29 mos.)Saturdays, 9:30- 10:15 amTorrington$120
Nursery/Preschool (30 mos.- 5yrs.)Saturdays, 10:20 - 11:20 amTorrington$144
Infant (birth–15 months)Saturdays, 8:45 to 9:30 amWest Hartford$150
Toddler (16–29 mos.)Saturdays, 9:35 to 10:20 amWest Hartford$150
Nursery (30–42 mos.)Saturdays, 10:25 to 11:20 amWest Hartford$180
Preschool (43 mos.–5 years)Saturdays, 11:25 am to 12:25 pmWest Hartford$180
There is a $15 registration fee.

First Steps in Music


If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at 860.768.4451 or