Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Neighborhood Music School Open House is Jan. 26 in New Haven

 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 St.

 For more information,

call 203-624-5189

"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:

Open House

Interactive activities include:

12:15 p.m.   Project Discovery - Learn how to play the recorder!

1 p.m.           Afro-Caribbean drummingfor all

1:45 p.m.     Discover Modern Dance

No music or dance experience needed!

 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)

Dance classes:

12:30 p.m.   Creative dance (age 4-5)

1 p.m.          Modern dance (age 6-12)

1:30 p.m.     Ballet (age 6-12) 

2 p.m.          Tap (age 6-12)

2:30 p.m.     Hip-hop (age 6-12)

No dance experience needed!

Spring private lessons, classes and ensembles begin the week of Monday, Feb. 3.

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