Little Canes Course Offerings

Little Canes Levels

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  • Little Canes Level I

     Ages 8 weeks - 15 months

    $266 UM Campus Fall Semester

    This class provides a fun and relaxed environment for parents and children to explore music, movement, and play. Children will be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles and genres that will build a foundation for music appreciation and musicianship. We will use age-appropriate manipulatives such as drums, scarves, and rhythm instruments to experience music through movement activities and playing instruments. This class will provide a unique opportunity for parents and children to begin their musical journey together. Classes are 30 minutes in length.

  • Little Canes Level II

    Ages 1 - 2 years


    $282 UM Campus Fall Semester

    This class will provide an opportunity for children to explore a wide variety of musical styles such as classical, jazz, folk, children's classics, music from around the world, and contemporary genres.  Children will learn melodic and rhythmic skills through teacher-led circle songs, movement activities, and structured/free play on a wide variety of instruments. Classes are 30 minutes in length.

  • Little Canes Level III

    Ages 2 - 3.5 years

    $282 UM Campus Fall Semester

    This class will provide structured activities including various styles of music through sing-a-longs, chanting, large and small movement activities, dancing, marches, tonal and rhythm patterns, fingerplays, and instrument play. Rhythmic and tonal patterns will be practiced to encouraging growth in musical understanding.  Movement and dance will provide a visual and visceral musical lesson in addition to being fun and engaging. Children and grown-ups will play instruments including resonator bells, drums, and other percussive instruments, and dance with props including parachutes, ribbons, and scarves. Classes are 30 minutes in length. 

  • Little Canes Level IV

    Ages 3.5 - 5 years

    $295 UM Campus Fall Semester

    Building on the skills gained in Little Canes levels I, II, and III students will further their harmonic and rhythmic abilities through song and movement. Children will be introduced to pulse, rhythm, notation, and melody through the Kodály method from the Music is Fun curriculum. The Music is Fun series is based on the Kodály Concept of music education where notes are introduced in accordance with child developmental patterns, and children hear the sounds of music before they see music written on a page. The concepts are presented in a child-friendly manner through a series of game songs. This class lays the foundation for music literacy. Classes are 30 minutes in length.

  • Little Canes Bilingual

    Ages 1 - 3 years

    $295 UM Campus Fall Semester

    Return Spring Semester 2021

    This interactive bilingual music class will expose your children to a rich variety of Spanish-speaking world cultures through songs, interactive play, and use of props. The developmentally-appropriate curriculum integrates familiar concepts such as numbers, shapes, colors, animals, feelings, and more. Learning a new language can be especially beneficial to young learners, optimizing neurological development, improving cognition, social and emotional learning, and academic progress later in life.  Classes are 30 minutes in length.

  • Little Canes Family Jam Band

    All ages

    Cost: $295 Fall Semester

    Returning Spring Semester 2021

    Family Jam Band is a wonderful option for families with more than one child who wish for their children to share a class while keeping the activities developmentally appropriate, as well as for the family who wants their child to be able to grow socially and musically with children of varying ages. Family Jam Band classes offer the perfect setting for weekly family bonding time and inspire ideas for more music exploration, play, and fun at home. Each week includes a storytime. It's a class the whole family will love! Classes are 30 minutes in length.

Contact Information:

Diana Rush
Frost School of Music Preparatory Program