First Steps in Music early-childhood music program at The Hartt School Community Division
Utility NavTop NavContentLeft NavSite SearchSite SearchSite Search

First Steps in Music

Information

First Steps in Music boy playing with ballRegister online.

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. Classes are offered year-round for newborns and children up to five years of age.

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.

Summer classes are offered in short sessions, typically beginning in July.

Winter classes run Fridays and Saturdays, January 12–March 31. There is no class January 26 and 27, and February 16 and 17.

Early-bird Registration

Register by Friday, December 1, and save $15.

REGISTER

Winter 2018 Schedule and Tuition

ClassDay/TimeLocationTuition (10 weeks)
Infant/Toddler (0–29 mos.)Friday 9:15–10 a.m.West Hartford$150
Nursery/Preschool (30 mos.–5 yrs.)Friday 10:10–11:10 a.m.West Hartford$180
Infant (birth–15 months)Saturday 8:45–9:30 a.m.West Hartford$150
Toddler (16–29 mos.)Saturday 9:35–10:20 a.m.West Hartford$150
Nursery (30–42 mos.)Saturday 10:25–11:20 a.m.West Hartford$180
Preschool (43 mos.–5 years)Saturday 11:25 a.m.–12:25 p.m.West Hartford$180
There is a $15 registration fee for those who register after 12/1/17. There will be no class Jan. 26/27 nor Feb. 16/17.

First Steps in Music

FURTHER READING: ARTICLES ON MUSIC IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at 860.768.4451 or harttcomm@hartford.edu.