Early Childhood Music

Conservatory Kids classes provide a nurturing and enjoyable first music experience for children ages 3 months to 6 years. Classes are grouped by age and developmental stages. All classes are taught by a faculty of professional musicians and music educators.

As children take their first steps in music, rhythmic movement and in tune singing are reinforced. The Conservatory Kids program leads naturally to further exploration of pitch, timbre, notation, and the instruments of the orchestra, and provides a solid foundation for private lessons.

For information or registration for private lessons: call 301-320-2770

Please note: $13 Glen Echo Park class registration fee applies to classes. Registration opens August 1, 2014.

Class Descriptions & Registration: 2014-2015 Early Childhood Music

Conservatory Kids - Mondays (Ages 3mo - 2 years) | register now
Class 1: M, Sep 15 – Jan 5 (no class Dec 22 & 29), 10 – 10:45 am
Class 2: M, Jan 26 – May 18 (no class Feb 16 & Apr 6), 10 – 10:45 am
Teacher: Rachel Leanza
At Glen Echo Park for baby/toddler & caregiver. Tap into your child’s magical sense of wonder through gentle moving, clapping, tapping, singing. Exposure to various musical styles – jazz, classical, nursery rhymes, folk, country. Class may be repeated multiple times. 15 sessions. $345
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Conservatory Kids-Thursdays (Ages 3 mo - 2 years) | register now
Class 1: Th, Sep 11 – Jan 8 (no class Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1), 10 – 10:45 am
Class 2: Th, Jan 29 – May 14 (no class Apr 9), 10 – 10:45 am
Teacher: Maribeth Gowen
At Glen Echo Park for baby/toddler & caregiver. Tap into your child’s magical sense of wonder through gentle moving, clapping, tapping, singing. Exposure to various musical styles – jazz, classical, nursery rhymes, folk, country. Class may be repeated multiple times. 15 sessions. $345
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Conservatory Kids – Saturdays (ages 18 mo – 5 yrs) | register now
Class 1: Sa, Sep 6 – Jan 10 (no class Oct 4, Nov 29, Jan 3), 11 – 11:45 am
Class 2: Sa, Jan 31 – May 16 (no class Apr 4), 11 – 11:45 am
Teacher: Meghan O’Connell
At Glen Echo Park for caregiver & child. Sing, clap, dance, play to music of all styles: movie, classical, popular, traditional children’s music. Awakens awareness of the elements of music (pitch, rhythm, tempo, timbre); enhances range of motor & learning skills. Perfect for siblings. Class may be repeated multiple times. 15 sessions. $345
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Conservatory Kids - Saturdays (Ages 1-3 yrs) | register now
Class 1: Sa, Sep 6 – Jan 10 (no class Oct 4, Nov 29, Jan 3), 10 – 10:45 am
Class 2: Sa, Jan 31 – May 16 (no class Apr 4), 10 – 10:45 am
Teacher: Meghan O’Connell
At Glen Echo Park for caregiver & child. Enjoy singing & gentle movements to a range of music: pop, rock, Broadway, classical, jazz, and nursery rhymes. A fun time to increase awareness of the elements of music (like rhythm and pitch) and to support age-appropriate learning and motor skills. Class may be repeated multiple times. 15 sessions. $345
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Conservatory Kids-Mondays (Ages 2 & 3 yrs) | register now
Class: M, Sep 15 – Jan 5 (no class Dec 22 & 29), 11 – 11:45 am
Class: M, Jan 26 – May 18 (no class Feb 16, Apr 6), 11 – 11:45 am
Teacher: Rachel Leanza
At Glen Echo Park for child & caregiver. Discover the magical world of music from Beethoven’s Fifth to the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, through singing, moving, and playing instruments that build beginning musical steps of singing, rhythm, pitch, tempo awareness. Class may be repeated multiple times. 15 sessions. $345
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Conservatory Kids – Thursdays (ages 2 & 3 yrs) | register now
Class 1: Th, Sep 11 – Jan 8 (no class Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1), 11 – 11:45 am
Class 2: Th, Jan 29 – May 14 (no class Apr 9), 11 – 11:45 am
Teacher: Maribeth Gowen
At Glen Echo Park for child & caregiver. Discover the magical world of music from Beethoven’s Fifth to the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, through singing, moving, and playing instruments that build beginning musical steps of singing, rhythm, pitch, tempo awareness. Class may be repeated multiple times. 15 sessions. $345
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Conservatory Kids-Mondays (Ages 4 - 6 years) | register now
Class 1: M, Sep 15 – Jan 5 (no class Dec 22 & 29), 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Class 2: M, Jan 26 – May 18 (no class Feb 16, Apr 6), 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Teacher: Marcia Perez
At Glen Echo Park. Children explore rhythm, melody, pitch through playing Orff and rhythm instruments, singing, and movement. Based on Montessori music curriculum, incorporating bells, tone bars. Great intro for beginning one-on-one piano lessons. Class may be repeated multiple times. 15 sessions. $345
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Movie Songs for Kids! (Ages 4 - 7 years) | register now
Class 1: Sa, Sep 27 – Nov 22 (no class Oct 4), 12 – 12:45 pm
Class 2: Sa, Jan 10 – Feb 28, 12 – 12:45 pm
Teacher: Meghan O'Connell
At Glen Echo Park. Become a singing star! Sing favorite songs from popular children's films, while having fun, learning to breathe and care for the young voice. Performance for parents and friends at last class. 8 sessions. $184
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