Early Childhood


We are excited to be opening our Fall 2020-21 semester on Monday, October 5! Registration is ongoing.

Our model for this semester will be a combination of virtual lessons, occasional in-person lessons and classes, as well as hybrid options. We are following the safety guidelines as set by the CDC and local agencies, as well as parent requests and comfort level. For information on returning to our campus, please visit jccotp.org/faqs. We look forward to having you join us on this musical journey!

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

Ages 5-6. 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 non-refundable materials fee of $55.

15 times on Thursday
Feb 11 - Jun 10
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Except: Feb 18, Feb 25, Apr 1
Musikgarten’s® Music Makers: In the Wild
Register
$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
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Musikgarten’s® Music Makers: In the Wild

15 times on Thursday
Feb 11 - Jun 10
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Except: Feb 18, Feb 25, Apr 1


Register
$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
50MGIW01W1

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Musikgarten’s® Cycle of Seasons: Sun Catchers (Virtual)

For Ages 3-4. 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. Sun Catchers covers the spring and summer. For fall and winter, please enroll in Wind Dancers next fall. 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.

15 times on Thursday
Feb 11 - Jun 10
3:45 AM - 4:25 AM
Except: Feb 18, Feb 25, Apr 1
Sun Catchers
Register
$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
50MGSC01W1

Sun Catchers

15 times on Thursday
Feb 11 - Jun 10
3:45 AM - 4:25 AM
Except: Feb 18, Feb 25, Apr 1


Register
$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
50MGSC01W1

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Musikgarten’s® Music Makers: Around the World (virtual)

Ages 6-7. 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  non-refundable materials fee of $55.

15 times on Wednesday
Feb 10 - Jun 9
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21
Musikgarten’s® Music Makers: Around the World
Register
$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
50MGAW01W1

Musikgarten’s® Music Makers: Around the World

15 times on Wednesday
Feb 10 - Jun 9
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21


Register
$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
50MGAW01W1

15 times on Thursday
Feb 11 - Jun 10
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Feb 18, Feb 25, Apr 1
Musikgarten’s® Music Makers: Around the World
Register
$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
50MGAW02W1

Musikgarten’s® Music Makers: Around the World

15 times on Thursday
Feb 11 - Jun 10
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Feb 18, Feb 25, Apr 1


Register
$430.00 Member
$470.00 Public
50MGAW02W1

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

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.

Call For Info
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Call For Info
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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
Call For Info
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
50PPL101F0


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


Call For Info
$1,125.00 Member
$1,230.00 Public
50PPL101F0

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
Call For Info
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
50UKUL01F0


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


Call For Info
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
50UKUL01F0

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
Call For Info
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
50YODC00F0


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


Call For Info
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
50YODC00F0

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.

 

Call For Info
$3,400.00 Member
$3,720.00 Public
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Call For Info
$3,400.00 Member
$3,720.00 Public
50IMTS01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1466.