For ages 18 mos - kindergarten

The goal of the Early Childhood Program is to enable all participants to reach their full potential in singing, vocabulary, and movement skills, with an emphasis on developing sensitivity to the expressive qualities in music. Each class is designed to be playful and enjoyable to children, while providing a carefully planned curriculum that includes developmentally appropriate activities. Children are not taught formally about the specifics of music, but rather they play with music through a series of eight well-rounded activities based on the First Steps in Music curriculum.

The Indianapolis Children’s Choir offers Early Childhood music classes to children ages 1 1/2 to 5 years old, including those in Kindergarten.  These classes take place in preschools throughout the Indianapolis area, as well as in classes open to all children from Central Indiana on the campus of Butler University and other Regional locations.  Through the 8 basic activities included in classes based on the First Steps in Music curriculum, children and their parents/teachers experience singing, creative movement, simple instruments, fingerplays and more with the help of the rich collection of traditional songs and rhymes from past generations.

Parents/Guardians attend class to support their child.

Activities based on First Steps in Music:

  • Pitch exploration (vocal warm-ups)
  • Song fragments
  • Simple Songs
  • Arioso (Child-centered tunes)
  • Song Tales
  • Movement exploration (movement warm-ups)
  • Movement for form and expression
  • Movement with the beat
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Early Childhood Program classes for 2017-18:

Classes start the week of September 11, 2017 and run through the week of April 30, 2018. Register below!

Play and Sing!

Ages 3 – kindergarten
Students will focus on traditional singing games and vocal exploration in a class well-balanced in singing, instruments and movement.

Thursdays, 5:00-5:45pm
Zionsville Presbyterian Church
4775 W. 116th Street
Zionsville, IN  46077
Instructor: Andy Himelick

Rhythm and Rhyme!

Ages 3 – kindergarten
Students will explore instruments including xylophones and tubano drums while focusing on beginning rhythm and beat concepts.

Thursdays, 6:00-6:45pm
Butler University
Lilly Hall, Room 120
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Instructor: Kayla Burkhart

Move and Create!

Ages 3 – kindergarten
Students will explore artistic musical concepts though creative movement and folk dance from around the world.

Tuesdays, 6:00-6:45pm
Carmel Lutheran Church
(Enter through Door 1)
4850 E Main Street
Carmel, IN 46033
Instructor: Patrick Pauloski

Play and Sing!

Ages 3 – kindergarten
Students will focus on traditional singing games and vocal exploration in a class well-balanced in singing, instruments and movement.

Tuesdays, 6:00-6:45pm
Franklin College
Johnson Center for Fine Arts
Room 102
Instructor: Rachel Knapp

Wiggles and Rhyme!

Ages 18 mos. – 2 1/2 yrs.
Students will begin their musical adventure by exploring musical games and instruments, and moving to music.

Mondays, 5:00pm-5:40pm
Cornerstone Lutheran Church – Fishers
13450 E. 116th Street
Fishers, IN 46037
Instructor: Joanna Golando

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