FALL SESSION: SEPTEMBER 30 - December 17
No classes: October 10 and November 21 - 27
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The Little Roots Family Class is an enriching and engaging community music experience for the young child and their grown-up(s). This is your little one’s introduction to the joy of music. As longtime professional musicians, Little Roots founders, Annie Stevenson and Maggie Shar, recognize the value of quality live music for people of all ages. Maggie and Annie select and write songs rooted in a variety of folk music traditions. The repertoire is fun and accessible, including elements of storytelling and exposure to various instruments. Children will enjoy group singing with guitar, banjo, or ukulele to accompany, hand and stick drumming, bells, movement, dance, and more! Classes are 35-40 minutes long, and take place at the Little Roots Studio in one of our two indoor studio rooms or outdoors in the party tent. Register Here!
Little Ukes is a fun introduction to playing the Ukulele for children ages 4-6 years old, (accompanied by a grown-up) who are ready to progress from the family class. Our curriculum includes some familiar instruments and songs from the Little Roots repertoire, and the children also learn to sing and play familiar folk songs on the ukulele. They will learn two or three chords, how to keep a steady rhythm, and how to listen and play along with other people. The classes are fun, hands-on, and interactive. We focus on rhythm, pitch, melody, and dynamics through musical games and activities. The students learn basics like parts of the ukulele, how to hold, how to strum in different ways, names of strings, through playing, moving and lots of ukulele jamming!
LITTLE UKES (6-8+)
This Little Ukes drop-off class for 6-8 year olds is also for beginners and includes chord learning, song playing, and exploration of rhythm using songs and concepts from the Little Roots repertoire. Classes are 35-40 minutes long, and take place at the Little Roots Studio in one of our two indoor studio rooms or outdoors in the party tent.
Little Beats is an introduction to hand drumming, body percussion, and global rhythms. We’ll practice keeping the beat and develop hand and feet coordination like the drummers do! Each class will include a show-and-tell of a different percussion instrument from somewhere around the world, and feature lots of movement activities along with familiar songs from the Little Roots repertoire.Classes are 35-40 minutes long, and take place at the Little Roots Studio in one of our two indoor studio rooms or outdoors in the party tent.
In this movement class for dancers ages infant-5 and their caregivers, Jules will lead the group in songs, rhymes and stretches that incorporate and engage developmental movement patterns as well as games and stories to get people of all ages moving and creating together. No experience necessary, let’s dance!
Celebrate that special sparkle you have inside, and let it shine! In this class we’ll start by warming up the acting tools of voice, body, and imagination. Then, in pursuit of our fun, we’ll play games, sing, collaborate, tell stories, clown around, and other general absurdité. Build self-awareness and confidence through music and play.
Little Fiddles (6-8+) is a lively and fun introduction to playing the fiddle! Using songs and games, we’ll learn how to hold the fiddle, bow and make beautiful sounds. We’ll learn some fiddle tunes by ear and do some dancing! Taught by Mia Friedman Drop-Off Class Rental information: Stamell Stringed Instruments in Amherst is a wonderful place to rent a fiddle. They make it fast and easy, and have a deal for first time renters. You will want to make an appointment with them to help pick out the correct size for your child. Go to www.stamellstring.com to make an appointment and fill out a rental form.
THE LITTLE ROOTS SHOW
The Little Roots Show is a pre-recorded music series for children + families with Maggie and Annie of Little Roots & Special Guests. Featuring - Singing, playing, stories, movement, puppets, crankies & surprises! Watch them at your convenience and as many times as your child wants!
Age ranges are a suggestion but not a requirement.
Please let us know if you have questions about which class is most suitable for your child.
Need-based sliding scale rates are available in all classes.
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