Fall Session Group Classes Online - with Wayland Recreation

Please note: these classes are run in partnership with Wayland Recreation, and register at their website. But you do not need to be a Wayland resident to join a class - they are open to students everywhere!

Musical Beginnings; Musical Explorers; Exploradores Musicales; Instrument Explorers; Small Group Intro to Piano; Adult Private Instrument Lessons*

*New adult students only; may be available in-person depending on teacher/student preference. For kids and teenagers, check out our regular private lesson program

Musical Beginnings

8 Wednesdays, Sept 23 to Nov 18 (no class 11/11)

9:30 -10:00: Lap babies (birth to crawling) with Mom, Dad or caregiver

Make music part of your child's life from the beginning in this multi-sensory class! You watch the teacher - your baby faces you, and tastes the joy of music and movement within the circle of your loving arms and smile. 

You'll build up a fun collection of songs ("hello" songs, tickling, hiding, drumming, and more), with accompanying activities for sensory and social stimulation, that you can enjoy together in and out of class. Recordings are included for home use. 

Instructor: Cecilia Pinto, Early Childhood Specialist/Suzuki Faculty

Fee: $120 for 8 online classes and supplementary recordings 

Class size: Minimum 3 baby/caregiver pairs, maximum 6 pairs

Musical Explorers - Preschool 

8 Wednesdays, Sept 23 to Nov 18 (no class 11/11) 

10:00 - 10:45 Children age 3-4 with a parent or caregiver

Awaken your child’s love and understanding of music while reinforcing language, gross and fine motor skills, and social/emotional development. Through play and discovery, with a mix of high energy and calming activities, children and caregivers are introduced to simple percussion instruments, rounds, rhymes, finger plays, seasonal songs and beautiful melodies.

Discovering and exploring a variety of musical building blocks (beat, rhythm, high and low pitch, tempo, and dynamics), children take their first steps to learning the “language of music” in a loving and playful environment, and begin to develop tools and concepts which will serve them well for instrument study when ready.

Instructor: Cecilia Pinto, Early Childhood Specialist/Suzuki Faculty

Fee: $175 including percussion instruments shipped direct to you

Class size: minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students, with caregivers

Musical Explorers age 5-7

8 Wednesdays, Sept 23 to Nov 18 (no class 11/11) 

2:45 - 3:30: Children age 5-7 with a parent or caregiver

Awaken or deepen your child’s love and understanding of music, while reinforcing language, gross and fine motor skills, and social/emotional development. Through play and discovery, with a mix of high energy and calming activities, children are explore simple percussion instruments, rounds, rhymes, finger plays, seasonal songs, and beautiful melodies.

Experimenting further with the musical building blocks of beat, rhythm, high and low pitch, harmony, tempo, and dynamics, children develop growing understanding of the language and structure of music. They develop tools, confidence and musical context for success in future or current instrument study.

Instructor: Cecilia Pinto, Suzuki Faculty/Early Childhood Specialist

Class size: minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students

 Fee: $175 including percussion instruments shipped direct to you

 Exploradores Musicales años 5-7

8 miércoles, 23 de septiembre al 18 de noviembre (no hay clases 11/11)

4:15 - 5:00: Niños de 5 a 7 años con un padre o cuidador

8 Wednesdays, Sept 23 to Nov 18 (no class 11/11) 

4:15 - 5:00: Children age 5-7 with a parent or caregiver

Hablas español nativo o eres de familia de inmersión en español? Esta clase es para ti! Forme parte de una comunidad musical de niños y cuidadores en un entorno de inmersión, donde los participantes pueden explorar y expandir el español como segundo o primer idioma.

Native speaker or Spanish Immersion family? This class is for you! Become part of a musical community of children and caregivers in an immersion setting,  where participants get to explore and expand Spanish as a second or first language. (For class description in English, see Musical Explorers age 5-7 above.)

Despierte o profundice el amor y la comprensión de la música de su hijo, mientras refuerza el lenguaje, las habilidades motoras gruesas y finas, y el desarrollo social / emocional. A través del juego y el descubrimiento, con una mezcla de actividades tranquilas y de alta energía, los niños y los cuidadores exploran instrumentos de percusión simples, rondas, rimas, juegos de dedos, canciones de temporada y hermosas melodías típicas de la cultura hispana.

Experimentando más a fondo con los componentes básicos de la música como compás, ritmo, agudos y graves, armonía, tempo y dinámica, los niños desarrollan una comprensión cada vez mayor del lenguaje de la música. Desarrollan herramientas, confianza y contexto musical para el éxito en el estudio de instrumentos futuros o actuales. 

Instructora: Cecilia Pinto, Facultad Suzuki;Especialista en Primera Infancia/Suzuki Faculty; Early Childhood Specialist

Tamaño de la clase/class size: Tamaño de la clase: mínimo 4 estudiantes, máximo 8 estudiantes/class size: minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students

Tarifa/Fee: $175 incluidos los instrumentos de percusión enviados directamente a usted/including percussion instruments shipped direct to you

Instrument Explorers age 3-4 and 5-7

Age 3-4: 

8 Wednesdays, Sept 23 to Nov 18 (no class 11/11), 10:45 - 11:30 OR

8 Saturdays, Sept 26 to Nov 21 (no class 10/10), 9:15 - 10:00

Age 5-7:

8 Wednesdays, Sept 23 to Nov 18 (no class 11/11), 3:30 - 4:15 OR

8 Saturdays, Sept 26 to Nov 21 (no class 10/10), 10:00 - 10:45

Not sure yet which instrument is right for your child? Explore piano, violin, cello, guitar and flute with demos, games, singing, listening and rhythm activities. We will enjoy live or recorded performances by kids (including by our current students), and we'll also learn about the Suzuki Method. This class is a wonderful interim step between general music classes and private lessons, and is designed to help children find the one instrument they are most drawn to before starting on lessons. 

Instructor: Cecilia Pinto, Early Childhood Specialist/Suzuki Faculty

Class size: minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students, with caregivers

Fee: $175 including percussion instruments shipped direct to you

Small Group Intro to Piano for age 6-7 and 8-9 

Wednesdays, fall semester: 14 weeks, Sept 23 - Jan 20 (no class 11/11, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30)

5:00 - 5:30 - age 6-7

5:30 - 6:00 - age 8-9

Plus 15 min private session each week, time by arrangement with instructor

Children learn to play the piano in a fun, relaxed class designed to engage and inspire! Students begin with keyboard geography, simple 5-finger songs, rhythms, and beginning chords, in a relaxed setting including singing, movement and games. As they progress through the semester they’ll learn to play both by ear and by reading music, and to compose their own pieces. 

Students will receive a weekly 30-minute Zoom group class and a separate one-on-one 15-minute Zoom session with the instructor. The individual sessions will enhance the student’s progress in listening, reading, motor and memory skills, reinforce the concepts from the group class, and teach excellent practice skills.  The small class of four to six moves together as a group - while each individual child gets the help they need.

Includes a listening CD and a practice CD with special tracks for each week, music book, parent book, notation games pack, opportunities for composing, and more. Don’t have a keyboard? We’ll lend you a table-top one to get started (for a returnable deposit), and can advise you on purchase.

With instructor Mia Tsai, Piano faculty

Class size: minimum 3 students, maximum 6 students, caregivers welcome but not required

Fee: $455 per semester including a complete set of materials (as above) shipped direct to you.

Adult Private Instrument Lessons for New-to-us Students

Have you always wanted to learn piano, violin, viola, cello, flute or voice? Or did you study one of these in your childhood, and wish you hadn’t stopped? It’s never too late! Join our supportive, empowering faculty and our community of adult learners to start or restart your instrument; or to gain confidence and advanced techniques on the one you already play.

Lessons are online*, with times by arrangement. Please check that we can offer a teacher at your preferred time before registering, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Wayland Rec Adult Classes” as the subject line.

*We do have some teachers offering on-site or hybrid lessons. Please check with us if this is of interest.

Day/time by arrangement: 8 weeks, week beginning 9/28

Class size: one-on-one

30 minute lessons: $335

45 minute lessons: $485

60 minute lessons: $635

With Wayland School of Music Faculty

Quick reference calendar

Weds - 8 week classes, 9/23 - 11/18 (not 11/11)

Weds 9:30 - 10:00 Musical Beginnings for lap babies

Weds 10:00 - 10:45 Musical Explorers for age 3-4

Weds 10:45 – 11:30 Intro to Instruments for age 3-4

Weds 2:45 Musical Explorers for age 5-7

Weds 3:30 Instrumnet Explorers for age 5-7

Weds 4:15 Musical Explorers en Espanol for age 5-7 

 Weds - 14 week classes, 9/23 - 1/20 (not 11/11, 11/25, 12/23,/ 12/30) 

Small group keyboard:

5:00-5:30 (plus private session TBA) age 6-7

5:30 - 6:00 (plus private session TBA) age 8-9

Sat - 8 week classes, 9/26 - 11/21 (not 10/10)

Sat 9:15 – 10:00 Instrument Explorers age 3-4  

Sat 10:00 - 10:45 Instument Explorers age 5-7

Day/Time by arrangement - 8 weeks starting week of 9/28

Adult private lessons (new-to-us students only)

"The online classes have been surprisingly successful. His face lights up when he sees his teacher!"

"The group teacher you have was fantastically engaging."

"The developmentally appropriate instruction was exactly what we were hoping for when we chose your school."

"My children have loved their class, especially the easy-going and fun atmosphere."

 

Registration for these classes is through Wayland Recreation at their websiteYou do not need to be a Wayland resident to register. Once at their site, select Register, then Programs or Activities, then Preschool, Youth, or Adult as appropriate, then online. 

Questions about the classes or registration? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.