First Notes

WHAT'S NEW:
Feb 24, 2016
Wexford Classes
We are thrilled to announce that First Notes will be back in Wexford for the Spring 2016 session. Our new location is the PYCO School of Music, 150 Lake Dr., Suite 102 in Wexford, a new commercial space near Whole Foods. Join us if you're in the North Hills and looking for a place to make music with your family!

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Welcome to First Notes! 

 

What We Believe 

  • All children are musical.
  • All children can achieve basic music competence - they can learn to move their bodies accurately to the beat and can sing in tune - with enough experience in the early years. 
  • Parents and primary caregivers are essential in the musical growth of children, regardless of the musical achievements of the adults.
  • Children learn best in a playful, developmentally appropriate setting, without performance expectations.
  • Music is a fun, meaningful, and essential life skill.     

What This Looks Like in Class 

  • Classes meet once a week (10 week sessions, except for the 6 week summer session) for 45 minutes a class, with 6 to 12 children and their parents/caregivers.
  • Everybody sings! The Music Together® teacher acts as a guide to help parents and primary caregivers to create a fun model for making music as a family. 
  • Everybody dances! We love dancing all around the room - sometimes in a more planned way, often just moving freely through space, dancing to music with the people we love.
  • Everybody plays! We use rhythm instruments, scarves, shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, and other instruments/props several times each class, maintaining a fun, playful environment that encourages involvement, and exploration.
  • Every registered family receives a songbook, CD, and a code to access the Family Music Zone at www.musictogether.com. There are nine song collections that rotate over three years, and three summer collections.
See Parts of a Class and Hear What Parents Say

 

 


  

 

 412.860.9254

 PO Box 90004 Pittsburgh PA 15224

karen@mtfirstnotes.com