It’s winter registration season and we want to bring you a fun option for children that spend their days singing. We’ve got a child that sings non-stop, from the shower to the car and who plays any instrument she can get her hands on – if that sounds familiar, you might be interested in the programming at Macewan University, focusing on music in early education.

Music provides a lifetime of enjoyment and builds a foundation that helps children succeed in all areas of life. For over 30 years, the Conservatory of Music has been introducing small groups of active pre-school children to the world of music. Children joyfully discover the elements of music through nursery rhymes, traditional chants, singing games, folk songs, selected art music and movement activities.

Classes are 50 minutes long, and terms are 12 weeks during fall and winter and 6 weeks during the spring. There are small class sizes, and parents are encouraged to register early to get into their first selection.

The winter term begins January 14, 2016, with five different classes available for kids: Preparatory classes (age 3), Nursery Class (age 4), Kindergarten class (age 5/6), percussion for kids (age 3-12), children’s choir (age 6-8).

It’s a fun way to get out of the house, once a week, spending time in an environment that fosters a love of music and sound. With the convenient location, and time, it’s a great option for parents searching for an enrichment activity for children aged 3-6, during the winter months.

Classes are offered on the weekend, Saturday mornings, for parents that work during the week and may not be able to fit an evening class for the kids into an already busy schedule.

This post has been brought to you by a partnership between Raising Edmonton and Macewan Conservatory. To register or for more information, please call the Conservatory of Music Office at 780-633-3725 or email conservatory@macewan.ca.