The people at Monkey Rock Music believe there is no such thing as being too young to rock out so, for the first time in Montreal, they will be offering music programs for kids aged 4 and under.
The program aims to instill a love of music through interactive musical activities. “Our program in Ottawa has been hugely successful and we’ve gotten to a place where we can stretch out into new locations,” says John King, the founder and owner of Monkey Rock Music.
The program’s curriculum is based on the age of the children participating and tailored to their attention span. There are three age groups: babies under a year old will take part in musical games and activities with a caregiver, toddlers aged 1 to 2 will be offered musical activities that incorporate more movement and interaction with other tots and the 2- to 4-year-old set will clap, dance, and sing along to songs that instigate activity and play.
Classes will be led by an instructor who will sing and create songs that feature lots of repetition, which helps to engage young children. Every week, children will be shown an instrument originating from places such as Tibet, Morocco, and Cuba.
Fall programs, held in the West Island and Westmount, last 12-weeks and start the last week of September, with 40-minute classes held Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Enrolment begins Tuesday Sept.1 and the cost is $180.
For more information, call 613-421-0590 or visit monkeyrockmusic.com.