Parents with young children on the West Island will have another option for kids’ music lessons this fall. McGill Conservatory will begin offering its popular Little Musicians program for children aged 3 to 6 at the Macdonald Campus in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Previously, these classes were only offered at McGill’s downtown campus.
According to Director Sara Laimon, the classes are designed to stimulate young children’s imaginations and foster the development of language, fine motor skills, and musical fundamentals.
Little Musicians sessions include singing, movement and creative play to introduce musical concepts like singing in tune, playing small percussion instruments, and learning about tempo, dynamics, pitch and rhythm.
While many parents start children as young as 3 on an instrument, Laimon said it’s a good idea for kids to start with playful exploration of musical concepts first, so they can develop their ability to appreciate and to really listen to the music.
Registration is now underway. For details on dates, times and cost, or to register, call 514-398-4543 or visit mcgill.ca/conservatory/courses.