A beginning keyboard and music literacy class for Kindergarten and Grade 1
Music Safari, taught by seasoned educator Sarah Okerlund, is a beginning keyboard and music literacy class, for Kindergarten and Grade 1. To be ready for this class, a child should fall within the parameters that typically define age 5/6 developmental readiness. If your child has any learning delays, please let us know in advance of registering so we can advise if this class is right for you.
Music Safari will introduce students to the keyboard, develop basic musicianship skills, and use music exploration as part of learning.
We require that a parent or caregiver (preferably the same adult each week) be present at each class as observer and learner. The attending adult will become a partner in learning so they can assist the Music Safari student with practice time at home. We recommend 10 to 15 minute practice sessions daily, five out of seven days a week.
Before our first class, families should have a keyboard, with preferably full size keys and a minimum of 61 keys total, for at home practice. If you have limited finances, please speak with us regarding financial aid and support in finding an instrument.
The materials fee covers supplies provided as part of your enrollment:
Materials Fee: $40
Tuition (full year, 24 weeks): $590 with discounts available.
Payment Amounts for each option:
Please note that tuition for group classes is non-refundable once a registration has been submitted.
At this class has limited enrollment, we recommending registering in advance.
At the end of the year, we’ll have taught each student some of the basic skills needed to succeed in private piano, violin or cello lessons and some wind instruments (depending on age).
Or, you may wish to continue into our 2nd Year Music Odyssey Class where we’ll build on what has been learned during Music Safari.
Most students, by the end of the year can…
Students will learn music vocabulary around staff, measures, clefs; also basic pitch and rhythm notation.
For our final week of class, we’ll host a student performance for family members.
DAY: Beginning keyboard class meets once a week on Mondays.
TIME: 4:15 to 5:15 pm
If enrollment permits, we may schedule a second class for 5:15 to 6:15.
LOCATION: This class is scheduled at our primary location in Worcester, 10 Irving Street (2nd Floor).
SCHOOL-YEAR SESSIONS: The School Year class is divided into two twelve week sessions.
Make-ups potentially include teacher sickness and/or one bad weather cancellation. Any additional weather cancellations will not be made up.
As this is a group class, we are unable to provide a make-up for student absences.
While we do not require any specific pre-requisites, prior enrollment in early childhood Music Together classes for between three and five years will provide a firm foundation for mastering the class curriculum.
Students should be at a typical developmental stage for this age range. This Education Corner web page provides helpful development information.