NEW HAVEN -Neighborhood Music School has invited residents
and families in Greater New Haven to its annual Spring Open House from noon to 3 p.m.
Jan. 26 at 100 Audubon
"The free event includes an
'instrument petting zoo,' where children can try playing real musical instruments,
assisted by older students and teachers," according to a release. "There will be special interactive activities
at the Open House, including Project Discovery, where kids and adults can play
recorders and rhythm instruments together, a 'drop-in' drum circle for all ages
and a kids' Discover Modern Dance class where participants explore the elements
of dance. Kids will use their skills for hopping, skipping, jumping and
galloping with and without music."
"There will be other free
'drop-in' classes, including dance and early childhood music and movement, which
explores rhythm, motor, aural and social skills for children six and under. For
those interested in private music lessons, there will be placement
consultations and free mini-lessons at the event for children ages five and up. Financial aid information will be available as well. "
“We want people of all ages
and experience levels to feel welcome at NMS. There’s no audition required to
take lessons here, and many people are pleasantly surprised to learn about our
dance and drama programs,” Larry Zukof, NMS executive director, said, also in the release. “We have highly experienced faculty members
and there are many opportunities to play music with other students. You may
find yourself wanting to learn more than one instrument at a time!”
The following schedule also is from the release:
Interactive activities include:
12:15 p.m. Project Discovery - Learn how to play the
1 p.m. Afro-Caribbean drumming
1:45 p.m. Discover Modern Dance
No music or dance experience
Early childhood classes:
12:30 p.m. Making Music (age 12-24 months)
1 p.m. Music in Motion (age 3-5)
1:30 p.m. Yoga Musical Adventures (age 3-5)
2 p.m. Music in Motion (age 2-3)
12:30 p.m. Creative
dance (age 4-5)
1 p.m. Modern dance (age 6-12)
1:30 p.m. Ballet
2 p.m. Tap (age 6-12)
2:30 p.m. Hip-hop (age 6-12)
No dance experience needed!
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Spring private lessons, classes and ensembles begin the week of Monday, Feb. 3.
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