Early Childhood


We are excited to be looking ahead towards fall! As we get closer to September, we will confirm location of services and which programs will be in-person and/or virtual. We will follow the guidelines as set for by the CDC and local agencies, as well as parent request and comfort level.

Summer plans unpredictable? Want to continuing learning about music over the summer? Visit jccotp.org/virtual-music-learning-summer for all of our virtual lesson and class options.


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Music for Families Who Homeschool

Are you looking for a music teacher for your homeschool family co-op? Meet virtually with Thurnauer’s exceptional music educators and let us provide music classes virtually or in person for the children in your homeschooling group! We can teach all ages and will work with your co-op to design a program that meets the educational needs of your children.

For more information, email ebrondolo@jccotp.org.

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For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Musikgarten’s® Music Makers: In the Wild (Virtual)

Ages 5-6 (Virtual)

Learn about animals, plants and the environment around us through music! Children in this class develop their singing voice, participate in improvised and structured movement, play instruments, and do guided listening activities. The children start to work with written musical patterns and create their own simple songs. This developmentally sound approach to music literacy builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self-expression. You receive song books, posters, game pieces, and a parent book. Price includes a materials fee of $110 ($55 is non-refundable).

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
12:40 PM - 1:20 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
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30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
12:40 PM - 1:20 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
50MGIW01F0

30 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Jun 10
4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18, Apr 1
Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
50MGIW02F0


30 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Jun 10
4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18, Apr 1


Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
50MGIW02F0

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Musikgarten’s® Music Makers: Around the World

Ages 6-7 (Virtual)

Your child explores the music of the British Isles and Germany, and of our own Amerindian and African-American heritage. Children learn songs, dances, stories, rituals, and customs of these cultures to help them feel and understand others around the world. By the end of the year, students are able to read and compose with simple notation. This class is excellent for preparing students for Beginning Theory and Ear Training and private instrumental lessons. You receive recordings, games, song pages, and a viewfinder. Price includes a materials fee of $110 ($55 is non-refundable).

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
11:40 AM - 12:25 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
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30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
11:40 AM - 12:25 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
50MGAW01F0

30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 31
Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
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30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 31


Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
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30 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Jun 10
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18, Apr 1
Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
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30 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Jun 10
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18, Apr 1


Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
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For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Musikgarten’s® Cycle of Seasons (Ages 3-4) (Virtual)

Explore the seasons through musical activities that build attention and self-expression. Children sing, chant, move, participate in focused listening, play musical games, explore instruments, improvise and listen to great storytelling. The Cycle of Seasons nurtures your child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within the musical context of the four seasons. Fun family packets including wonderful music CDs are included for use at home to increase family involvement in the learning process. Price includes a non-refundable materials fee of $45 for each semester.

15 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Feb 7
10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27
Wind Dancers (Fall and Winter)
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$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
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Wind Dancers (Fall and Winter)

15 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Feb 7
10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27


Register
$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
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15 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Feb 4
3:45 PM - 4:25 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31
Wind Dancers (Fall and Winter)
Register
$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
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Wind Dancers (Fall and Winter)

15 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Feb 4
3:45 PM - 4:25 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31


Register
$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
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30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Wind Dancers and Sun Catchers
Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
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Wind Dancers and Sun Catchers

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
50MGCS03F0

30 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Jun 10
3:45 PM - 4:25 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18, Apr 1
Wind Dancers and Sun Catchers
Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
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Wind Dancers and Sun Catchers

30 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Jun 10
3:45 PM - 4:25 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18, Apr 1


Register
$830.00 Member
$910.00 Public
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For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Piano Partners (ages 5-6) (Virtual)

Discover the fun of playing the piano and learning simple songs in a small-class setting. Students acquire basic keyboard and reading skills, preparing them for individual study.  For beginning students. Parents encouraged but not required to attend class.  Price includes a non-refundable materials fee of $55.

30 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Jun 10
3:45 PM - 4:40 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Feb 25, Apr 1
Register
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
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30 times on Thursday
Oct 8 - Jun 10
3:45 PM - 4:40 PM
Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Feb 25, Apr 1


Register
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
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For information, please call 201.408.1465.

NEW! Family Sing-a-Long (ages 3+) (Virtual)

Join us for a fun family sing-a-long where we’ll sing songs you loved as a child: folk songs, lullabies, and popular songs frequently sung around camp fires or at family get-togethers. This class is for young children, their older siblings, and adults! Classes can accommodate eight families. 

Tuition  is per family.

4 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Oct 28
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Register
$100.00 Member
$110.00 Public
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4 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Oct 28
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM


Register
$100.00 Member
$110.00 Public
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For information, please call 201.408.1465.

NEW! Ukulele Strummers (ages 5-7) (Virtual)

If you’re looking for a fun instrument for you and your child, the ukulele is a perfect choice. Learn the basics of ukulele playing including proper technique, strumming patterns, chords and efficient chord changes, and lots of fun songs! Participation in class and in home practice by parent or caregiver is required, for this class is designed as a shared learning experience in which the adult learns alongside the child and acts as home assistant coach. Recommended home practice for success is at least
3-5 minutes on 3-5 days each week, to help the child learn the ukulele. Class size is limited to 6. For purchase options, please email rsearles@jccotp.org.

30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21
Register
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
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30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21


Register
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
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For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Young Drummers (ages 4-6) (Virtual)

Children love this fun “drumtastic” class where they learn to improvise, keep steady beat, play in a group, and develop their own rhythmic and dynamic musical ideas!
Instruments are provided. Parents are encouraged but not required to attend class.

30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21
Register
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
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30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21


Register
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
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For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Music and Russian: Two exciting languages

Ages 4-6 (Virtual)

Children explore the language of music through songs, games, movement, and hands-on activities with simple instruments. Infused with Jewish culture, traditions, and Russian folklore songs and stories. Students develop a good sense of pitch and rhythm, while learning to recognize Russian syllables and words.

15 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jan 19
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Except: Dec 29
Register
$375.00 Member
$410.00 Public
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15 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jan 19
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Except: Dec 29


Register
$375.00 Member
$410.00 Public
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For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Individual Music Therapy Sessions

Individual Music Therapy Sessions incorporate a music-centered approach to working with children and teens with disabilities. These sessions are facilitated by a certified music therapist and explore the relationship of music and improvisation to communication, cognitive, social/emotional and physical development and is effective with the special needs community – especially for those with autism. Sessions are available all day on Mondays, and after 6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The tuition shown is for 30 weekly sessions of 45 minutes each.  We can also help you with paperwork needed for PerformCare.


Elizabeth Barone M.A, MT-BC, CCLS is a dually certified child life specialist and board certified music therapist with a background in musical theatre studies from Emerson College and music therapy from Montclair State University.  Previous to working with the JCC, Elizabeth founded a music therapy program at Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, MI and is currently working within a behavioral health department at Clara Maass Medical Center In Belleville, NJ.

 

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$3,400.00 Member
$3,720.00 Public
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Call For Info
$3,400.00 Member
$3,720.00 Public
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For information, please call 201.408.1466.