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Smart Start: 4 Years

Smart Start: 4 Years
Smart Start Classes
  • Available:  September 24, 2022 - June 4, 2023
  • Instructor:  Peterson School Faculty
  • Discipline:  Early Childhood (Smart Start)
  • Course Type:  Early Childhood, Group Classes, Smart Start
  • Student Type:  4 years, Early Years (0-7)
  • Difficulty:  Beginner

Course Description

All early years programming is delivered in person. 

Students will also be provided with their own Instrument Kit* and Songbook, which they will be expected to bring to each class.

*Kits and Songbooks not provided for Summer Term classes, however families will have in-class access to all the required instruments and materials.

The benefits children gain from music study enrich every aspect of their lives.

My child's birthday happened before the Summer Term. Shouldn't they move to the next level/age group?

Summer Smart Start is a stand-alone program designed to consolidate learning at the end of a term for current students or give new students an introduction to the program. As with all Smart Start classes, the program is organized by birth year to allow us to plan appropriately for the learning needs and experience level of the children. Current students remain in their own cohort to prepare for the next level of Smart Start in September.
The teaching techniques employed in this course are designed to improve and support children's socialization, fine motor skills, self-confidence, and attention span through instruction in fundamental musical concepts such as pitch, metre, rhythm, dynamic and tempo. Listening skills are developed through exposure to a wide array of musical elements through singing games, basic instruments, and guided listening. Singing, dancing, listening, instruments and multi-arts activities all factor into the Smart Start curriculum.

By age four, children start organizing and better understanding their world. Smart Start classes are designed for the four-year old to use their increased attention, organization, and planning to aid their musical creations. Children begin to learn the basics of music theory, and are encouraged to apply their creativity to musical and artistic activities. These Smart Start classes provide the framework for learning a musical instrument, singing, or any other type of musical activity.

In this class the children experience the beginning steps musicianship and theory with simple rhythmic and melodic notation. This class begins to bridge children The Royal Conservatory's formal music instruction.

Students are registered by age as of December 31.

Smart Start: 4 Years

Term Class Day Dates Time Instructor Tuition  
Full Year Smart Start – Playing Together! (Birth Year 2018)  Sat Sep 24, 2022 -
Jun 3, 2023
8:30-9:30am Colleen Didur TBC Contact Us
Full Year Smart Start – Playing Together! (Birth Year 2018)  Sat Sep 24, 2022 -
Jun 3, 2023
9:00-10:00am Beth Brownell Eaton TBC Contact Us
Full Year Smart Start – Playing Together! (Birth Year 2018)  Sat Sep 24, 2022 -
Jun 3, 2023
10:30-11:30am Ewa Krzatala TBC Contact Us
Full Year Smart Start – Playing Together! (Birth Year 2018)  Sat Sep 24, 2022 -
Jun 3, 2023
12:00-1:00pm Saloomeh Fassaiezadeh TBC Contact Us
Full Year Smart Start – Playing Together! (Birth Year 2018)  Sat Sep 24, 2022 -
Jun 3, 2023
2:30-3:30pm Beth Brownell Eaton TBC Contact Us
Full Year Smart Start – Playing Together! (Birth Year 2018)  Sun Sep 25, 2022 -
Jun 4, 2023
11:00am-12:00pm Bailey Grineage TBC Contact Us
Full Year Smart Start – Playing Together! (Birth Year 2018)  Mon Sep 26, 2022 -
May 29, 2023
4:00-5:00pm Ewa Krzatala TBC Contact Us