Milestones in Music – Early Childhood Music Education

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Enrolling Now For Spring 2017 Session


At Milestones In Music and Community Music School, we believe that music education should be a fun and joyful experience for children. The importance of music in the overall development of the young child has been proven in numerous studies. We are proud to provide one of the most advanced, age-appropriate children’s music curriculum for newborns through preschoolers.

The Studio program of Milestones in Music will introduce your child to a musical world filled with singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, sound identification, instrument exploration and creative movement. We will pair music with expressive language, storytelling, peer interaction, movement and pretend play for a enjoyable musical experience.

As your child grows, we will continue the musical journey with pressure-free musical learning that includes exposure to various types of multicultural music. We will explore vocal development, rhythm, notation, musical symbols and weekly exposure to a wide range of age-appropriate instruments.

Want to get started right away? It is not too late to join the fun! Tuition is pro-rated for children who join a class mid-semester. Families may preview a class for free any time. Contact Judy:  judyj@milestonesinmusic.com or 610-505-1449

Click Here for Class Schedules & Enrollment Information

Preschool Class – Wednesdays 12:15pm

Young Musicians Rhythm Camp – Wednesdays 6pm


Class Descriptions

Infants Class

Age range: 3 months to 18 months
Class size: 10 students with caregiver
Class length: 45 minutes weekly

Parents often ask, “What kind of music can you teach my baby?” Our answer is, “We do not ‘teach’ your baby music, but rather use music to help your baby develop and be nurtured to the BEST of their abilities!” Babies instinctively react to music! Our Infant classes are filled with playful musical activities that encourage the baby and parent/caregiver to bond. By incorporating floor and lap activities, action songs, rhymes, lullabies and dances, our classes help develop listening and motor skills, enhance language development and sense of balance and timing. Our classes increase a child’s natural curiosity about music, and provide a model for the parent to help the baby understand the importance of musical play in daily life. These classes are held weekly for 45 minutes with parent/caregiver present.


Toddlers Class

Age range: 12 months to 3 1/2 years
* Level 1: 12 months to 2 years
* Level 2: 18 months to 3 1/2 years
Class size: 10 students with caregiver
Class length: 45 minutes weekly

Is there anything more rewarding than watching the expression of wonder and discovery on a Toddler’s face? Toddlers learn through sound exploration and movement in our classes. Through delightful songs, dances and musical activities that focus on singing and keeping a beat, our classes are assist language and memory development, improve coordination and timing, help Toddlers express their feelings productively, discover their budding imagination, and develop the ability to focus. These classes are held weekly for 45 minutes with parent/caregiver present.


Preschoolers Class

Milestones In Music Preschool ClassAge range: 2 1/2 years to 4 1/2 years
Class size: 10 students without caregiver
Class length: 45 minutes weekly

Preschoolers are ready and able to explore a new level of musical learning, but are often not quite ready to leave behind their parent or caregiver. This class is a perfect win-win schedule for your Preschooler. Caregivers join us for the first 15 minutes of each class. During this time we will explore creative movement, rhythm and dance activities. Caregivers are then excused for the remaining 30 minutes of our class. The portion of the class without caregivers is our time to embrace ourselves as active, energetic, enthusiastic and imaginative Preschoolers! We will experience socialization, sharing and participating in group activities. Singing will become a focus for enhancing the Preschooler’s vocal development, as their expressive language is just beginning to emerge. Musical pretend play activities integrated with music, storytelling, movement and literature will encourage cognitive and literacy skills, creativity and individuality as well as musical readiness. These classes are held weekly for 45 minutes with parent/caregiver present during the first 15 minutes of each class.


Young Musicians Class

Age range: 4 years to 7 years
Class size: 8 students without caregiver
Class length: 55 minutes weekly

Build a Musical Foundation! Our four levels of Young Musician classes provide a pressure-free, developmentally appropriate transition to musically succeed before taking on more formal instrumental instruction. Classes provide the opportunity to explore voice development, rhythm, notation, musical symbols and lay a solid foundation for musical aptitude and music literacy. Incorporating high quality, age-appropriate Orff instruments, we will explore beat, rhythm, melody, form, harmony, expressive qualities, beginning notation and improvisation. Visual and written work is included in the lessons. Our movement and dance activities develop coordination, concentration and self-confidence. These classes are held weekly for 55 minutes with parent/caregiver attending only the last 10 minutes of each class.

Level 1 – Introduction to the Glockenspiel and Rhythm Reading
Level 2 – Learning to play the Glockenspiel and Notation Reading
Level 3 – Learning to play the 3-string Dulcimer
Level 4 – Learning to play the Recorder

Note: Young Musicians Levels 2-4 have the prerequisite of the prior Level before enrollment.

Young Musicians Instrument Camps

Our Spring and Summer YM Camps are open to current Young Musicians of any level (even graduates) and any child entering a YM class in the Fall who has already turned 4 years old before September (eligible for YM in the Fall). We will be exploring various instrument families.  The gifted teaching staff of Milestones IN Music will introduce and demonstrate the String Family, Keyboard Family, Wind Family and Percussion Family.   NOTE:  This program is NEW each season … so Young Musicians will enjoy this class summer after summer!


Family Class

Age range: 12 months to 5 years
Class size: 12 students with caregiver
Class length: 45 minutes weekly

This class is designed for families who may not be able to schedule an age-specific class, or families who wish to attend music class with the mixed-ages of siblings in the household, allowing families with limited time the ability to enjoy a shared repertoire of music and musical activities. Activities are written for the core age group of ages 1 – 3 years, with adaptations for younger babies and extensions for preschoolers provided. Siblings under the age of 12 months attend without charge. First child pays full price, all additional siblings 12 months and older receive 25% discount. Enroll all children online, then email Judy Jones at jjones@milestonesinmusic.com to receive Sibling discount refunded to your credit card. These classes are held weekly for 45 minutes with parent/caregiver present.


If you would prefer to sign up by fax or regular mail, then click here to download the registration form.

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