Early Childhood




Areté Early Childhood Program offers an extensive selection of music classes for kids from age 2-5. We believe that it is crucial to provide developmentally appropriate music education to children at such young age. Through singing, listening, moving, instrument exploration, and other guided activities these classes lay the groundwork for further musical study as well as a lifelong involvement in music and the arts.

Areté Early Childhood Music Program are offered in four 8-week sessions (Fall 1 & 2, Spring 1 & 2) during the school year. Each session includes 8 classes. 



Musical ToddlersAge 2-330 minutes / 8 classes
Rhythms & BeatsAge 2-330 minutes / 8 classes
Spanish ImmersionAge 2-330 minutes / 8 classes
Meet the InstrumentsAge 3-545 minutes / 8 classes
Meet the PianoAge 3-430 minutes / 8 classes
Meet the ViolinAge 4-530 minutes / 8 classes



Young Voices

Learn to sing in a healthy and gentle way! Every class begins with simple stretches and vocal warm-ups, followed by exercises of singing scales and intervals with solfège (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si) and…

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Meet The Violin

Through hands-on experience and interactive musical activities, students explore the general concepts of violin performance, including standing and hand positions, names of the strings and violin parts, finger numbers, and…

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Meet The Piano

Through hands-on experience and interactive musical activities, students explore the general concepts of piano performance, including identifying piano finger numbers, names of piano keys, and musical styles, as well as…

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Meet The Instruments

Through hands-on experience, students develop an awareness of the differences among instruments. Throughout the program, children will be introduced to at least one instrument from each of the four families of…

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Rhythms and Beats

This “mommy & me” class allows tots to develop listening skills and explore one of the important musical elements—rhythm. Through hands-on experience, children are guided to listen, move, and make music with…

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Spanish Immersion Music Classes

This program is designed for kids to learn basic Spanish vocabulary in a fun and musical environment. Through singing and dancing, students develop an appreciation for Spanish culture, traditional folk…

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Piano for Beginners

This is a multi-level group class designed for young beginners. Grouped by levels and ages, students learn in an interactive environment with their peers and progress with an age-appropriate curriculum.…

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Musical Toddlers

The goal of this “mommy & me” class is to encourage and explore music-making in a secure and social environment. Each class will incorporate echo-singing, rhymes, movements, and musical concepts…

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Violin for Beginners

This introductory group violin program provides a fun and interactive learning environment for young beginners. With an age-appropriate curriculum, classes emphasize on posture, pitches, rhythms and other basic musical concepts.…

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