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Smart Start: 4 Years

Smart Start: 4 Years
Smart Start Classes
  • Available:  September 25, 2021 - June 5, 2022
  • 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 will be delivered in person. Enhanced cleaning and safety protocols will be in effect. Please visit our Fall Programming FAQs on our student information portal for details.

​To further encourage a clean and safe environment, students will also be provided with their own Instrument Kit and Songbook, which they will be expected to bring to each class.

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

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 Day Dates Time Instructor Tuition  
Full Year Saturdays Sep 25, 2021-Jun 4, 2022 8:30-9:30am Ewa Krzatala $955 Register
Full Year Saturdays Sep 25, 2021-Jun 4, 2022 11:45am-12:45pm Beth Brownell $955 Register
Full Year Saturdays Sep 25, 2021-Jun 4, 2022 3:30-4:30pm Beth Brownell $955 Register
Full Year Sundays Sep 26, 2021-Jun 5, 2022 9:45-10:45am Colleen Didur $955 Register
Full Year Sundays Sep 26, 2021-Jun 5, 2022 11:00am-12:00pm Saloomeh Fassaeizadeh $955 Register
Full Year Mondays Sep 26, 2021-May 30, 2022 4:00-5:00pm Ewa Krzatala $955 Register