The NIU Community School of the Arts (CSA) offers a variety of programs for children and adults, including early music education classes for young children.
Prelude Class (ages 1 – 3) is a group class with lots of fun for toddlers and parents. Class activities include music listening, creative movement, songs and lap games.
Development Class (ages 3 – 5) builds on the material learned in Prelude Class, adding musical patterns and skills through games, songs, creative movement, percussion instruments, basic music theory and learning about some of the instruments of the orchestra. A parent must accompany the child to each class.
Both classes meet on six Saturdays beginning June 24 (no class on July 8). Prelude begins at 10 a.m. and Development begins at 10:35 a.m. Traditional and Suzuki violin instructor, music educator and Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra member Laurie Rodriguez teaches both classes.
Contact the CSA office for more information or visit our web page for summer 2017 programs and online registration. Register for the summer session by Monday, June 5.