Winter/Spring 2023 Group Classes

These classes are offered in partnership with Wayland Recreation, and registration is via the Wayland Recreation website. You do NOT need to be a Wayland resident to sign up - they are open to all!
Please note some adjustments in orange, below.


 Registration opens Nov 28th. After reading the descriptions here, please go to their site to register. Select "Winter Pre-School Programs" or "Winter Youth Arts and Science", and scroll down the alphabetical list to find your class as listed below.

Winter/Spring Group Classes Include: 

Musical Beginnings, age 0-36 months
Exploradores Musicales, age 3-5 - now starts Jan 28
Musical Explorers, age 3-5
Instrument Explorers, age 3.5-5
Small Group Intro to Flute, age 5-7 (new!)
Small Group Intro to Guitar, age 6-8
Small Group Intro to 
Piano, age 6-7 - now starts Feb 6 
Small Group Intro to Violin, age 4-6
Sing, Move and Act! - age 10 and up (new!)

Please note updated location  information:

Instrument Explorers - Winter Session only
Small Group Intro to Flute, Piano, Violin - all classes

At Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road, Wayland:

Musical Beginnings, Musical Explorers - Winter and Spring sessions
Instrument Explorers - Spring session only

At First Parish Church, 225 Boston Post Road (but enter from Cochituate Road), in the Youth Room


Musical Beginnings
Give your child the gift of beautiful music right from the start!

Saturdays, winter session, 6 weeks: 1/21/23 - 3/18/23 (no class 2/18, 2/25, 3/4)
Saturdays, spring session, 6 weeks: 4/1/23 - 5/20/23 (no class 4/15, 4/22)

10:00 - 10:45 am - age 0-36 months

At First Parish Church, 225 Boston Post Road (but enter from Cochituate Road), in the Youth Room

Make music part of everyday life from the start with this multi-sensory class! Your child tastes the joy of music and movement within the circle of your loving arms. You'll build up a fun collection of songs, with activites for sensory and social stimulation that you can enjoy together anywhere. Recordings are included for home use.

With instructor Cecilia Pinto, Early Childhood Specialist, Suzuki Faculty

Class size: minimum 3 child/caregiver pairs, maximum 6 child/caregiver pairs

Fee: $173 per 6-week session. Join for one or both!

 

Exploradores Musicales

Hablas español nativo o eres de familia de inmersión en español? Esta clase es para ti! Un excelente gran siguiente paso para los niños que han superado las clases de música para bebés. 

Native Spanish speaker or Spanish Immersion family? This class is for you!

Sábados, sesión de invierno, 6 semanas: 1/21 28/23 - 3/18 25/23 (sin clase 2/18, 2/25, 3/4/)
Sábados, sesión de primavera, 6 semanas: 4/1/23 - 5/20/23 (sin clase 4/15, 4/22)

9:00 - 9:45 3-5 años

Saturdays, winter session, 6 weeks: 1/21 28/23 - 3/18 25/23 (no class 2/18, 2/25, 3/4)
Saturdays, spring session, 6 weeks: 4/1/23 - 5/20/23 (no class 4/15, 4/22)

9:00 - 9:45 - age 3-5

At First Parish Church, 225 Boston Post Road (but enter from Cochituate Road), in the Youth Room

Despierte o profundice el amor por la música, reforzando el lenguaje, las habilidades motoras gruesas y finas y el desarrollo social/emocional. Explore instrumentos sencillos, rondas, rimas, juegos con los dedos, y canciones de la cultura hispana. Experimentar el compás, el ritmo, la armonía, el tempo y la dinámica, desarrollando un contexto y la confianza para el estudio de instrumentos actuales o futuros.

Awaken or deepen a love of music, strengthening language, gross and fine motor skills, and social/emotional development. Explore simple instruments, rounds, rhythm, harmony, tempo, and dynamics, developing context and confidence for current or future instrument study.

Instructora: Cecilia Pinto, Especialista en Primera Infancia e Facultad Suzuki
Instructor: Cecilia Pinto, Early Childhood Specialist, Suzuki Faculty

Tamaño de la clase: mínimo 4 niños y cuidadores, máximo 6 niños y cuidadores
Class size: minimum 4 child/caregiver pairs. max 6 child/caregiver pairs

Tarifa: $173 por sesión de 6 semanas. ¡Únete a uno o ambos!
Fee: $173 per 6 week session. Join for one or both! 

(Para esta clase en inglés, consulte "Exploradores musicales")
For this class in English, see "Musical Explorers"


Musical Explorers
A great next step for children who've outgrown toddler music classes

Saturdays, winter session, 6 weeks: 1/21/23 - 3/18/23 (no class 2/18, 2/25, 3/4)
Saturdays, spring session, 6 weeks: 4/1/23 - 5/20/23 (no class 4/15, 4/22)

11:00 - 11:45 am - age 3-5

At First Parish Church, 225 Boston Post Road (but enter from Cochituate Road), in the Youth Room

Awaken or deepen a love of music, strengthening language, gross and fine motor skills, and social/emotional development. Explore simple instruments, rounds, rhythm, harmony, tempo, dynamics, developing context and confidence for current or future instrument study. (For this class in Spanish, see Exploradores Musicales)

With instructor Cecilia Pinto, Early Childhood Specialist, Suzuki Faculty

Class size: minimum 4 student/caregiver pairs, maximum 6 student/caregiver pairs

Fee: $173 per 6-week session. Join for one or both!

(For this class in Spanish, see "Exploradores Musicales")

 

Instrument Explorers 
For young children who are not quite ready for instrument lessons

Wednesdays, winter session, 8 weeks: 1/11/23 - 3/15/23 (no class 2/22, 3/1)
At Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road

1:00 - 1:45 - age 3.5 - 5

Saturdays, spring session, 8 weeks: 3/29/23 - 5/24/23 (no class 4/19) 3/11/23  - 5/13/23 (no class 4/15, 4/22)
At First Parish Church, 225 Boston Post Road (but enter from Cochituate Road), in the Youth Room

12:00 - 12:45 pm - age 3.5 - 5

Not sure which instrument is right for your child? Explore piano, violin, viola, cello, flute and guitar with hands-on games, singing and listening exercises. We will also learn about Suzuki music education for young children. Class is the perfect interim step between baby/toddler music classes and group or private instrument lessons!

With instructor Cecilia Pinto, Early Childhood Specialist, Suzuki Faculty

Class size: minimum 4 student/caregiver pairs, maximum 6 student/caregiver pairs

Fee: $230 for 8 weeks session. Class repeats in spring session.

 

Small Group Intro to Flute (new!)
A fun intro to flute for young children

Saturdays, winter/spring semester, 15 weeks: 1/21/23 - 6/10/23 (no class 2/18, 2/25, 4/15, 4/22) 

12:00 - 12:45 - age 5-7 with a caregiver

At Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road

Think your child is too young to learn flute? Think again! In our upbeat class, your child will get a great start on flute through creative, playful activities including games, movement and song. Brain plasticity for music and language is at a peak, and our child-friendly beginner flute makes it easy for young kids to start developing flute skills. Don't miss this prime age to start an instrument!

Our professional instructor uses a developmentally appropriate approach, and works with children and parents together. No prior musical experience is needed for either, and there's plenty of individual attention in this small class. You will learn how to support your child’s learning at home, and your child will love playing for you! Class fee includes a Nuvo silicone beginner flute, plus book and CD for each child, all provided at first lesson and yours to keep.

We care about your health and follow all state and local health directives.

With instructor Ann Carroll Bundy, Flute faculty

Class size: minimum 3 student/caregiver pairs, maximum 5 student/caregiver pairs

Fee: $455 per semester including beginner flute, book and CD that are all yours to keep.

 

Small Group Intro to Guitar

Tuesdays, spring semester: 15 weeks, 2/14/23 - 6/7/23 (no class 2/21, 4/18) 

3:00 - 3:45 - age 6-8

At Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road

Learn to play the acoustic guitar in a fun class designed to engage and inspire! Students begin with basic techniques, simple songs, rhythms, and beginning chords, in a relaxed setting including singing, movement and games. As they progress through the program they'll learn to play both by ear and by reading music.

Includes a loaner acoustic guitar in appropriate size for child, plus book and CD to keep.

With instructor Francesco Barone, Guitar faculty

Class size: minimum 3 students, maximum 6 students

Fee: $455 per semester including a loaner guitar and footstool, plus book and CD to keep.

Location: Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road, Wayland

Small Group Intro to Piano
A fun intro to the piano keyboard in a group setting

Mondays, winter/spring semester, 15 weeks: 1/30/23 - 5/22/23 2/6/23 - 6/5 23 (no class 2/20, 4/17, 5/29) 

5:05 - 5:50 - age 6-7

At Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road

Want your child to try out the keyboard and learn basic playing and reaching skills, but not quite ready to commit to private lessons? Kids get a great start on piano skills in this fun, relaxed class designed to engage and inspire! Students will learn to play both by ear and by reading music, and to compose their own pieces.

Includes a comprehensive materials pack with books, CDs, and games. Don't have a keyboard? We'll lend you a table top one to get started for a returnable deposit, and can advise on purchase.

With instructor Mia Tsai, Piano faculty

Class size: minimum 3 students, maximum 6 students

Fee: $455 per semester including 2 books, 2 CDs, games packet and more

 

Small Group Intro to Violin   
A gentle introduction to a beautiful instrument

Tuesdays, winter/spring semester, 15 weeks: 1/31/23 - 5/23/23 (no class 2/21, 4/18) 

5:05 - 5:50 - age 4-6 with a caregiver

At Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road

Think your child is too young to learn violin? Think again! In our upbeat class, students get a great start on violin through creative, playful activities including games, movement and song. Brain plasticity for music and language is at a peak, and supple young bodies adapt easily to violin - don't miss this prime age to start violin!

Our professional instructor uses a developmentally appropriate approach and works with children and parents together. No prior musical experience is needed for either, and there's plenty of individual attention in this small class. You will learn how to support your child’s learning at home, and your child will love playing for you! Correct size violin for your child provided for class and home use, plus book and CD to keep.

With instructor Sally Martin, Violin/viola faculty

Class size: minimum 3 student/caregiver pairs, maximum 5 student/caregiver pairs

Fee: $455 per semester including violin rental for duration of class, plus book and CD to keep

Sing, Move and Act! (new!)
Take your performance to another level!

Saturdays, spring session, 8 weeks: 3/4/23 - 5/13/23 (no class 4/8, 4/15, 4/22)

2:00 - 3:30 - age 10 and up

At Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road

Looking to grow your performance skills? Students will work on vocal warm-ups, harmonizing, singing techniques, being able to sing while they move, and so much more. We will be covering musical theater, pop, rock, and much more. At the end of the session we will put on a mini show to showcase what we learned.

With instructor Nina Kasper, Voice Faculty and vocal coach for Angelina Greene, "America's Got Talent" Golden Buzzer Winner

Class size: minimum 6 students, maximum 8 students

Fee: $275 per semester

Registration for all these classes is at the Wayland Recreation website (but you do NOT need to be a Wayland resident to sign up - they are open to all). Please go to their site, select "Winter Pre-School" or "Winter Youth Arts & Science", and scroll down the alphabetical list to find your class title as above.