Preschool Music & Movement Class
Fall Session begins September 7th
A music class just for 4-6 year old girls and boys!
The Phoenix Boys Choir's Minuets class is a pre-choir program for Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade boys and girls. It’s designed for young children with little or no previous musical training. Minuets provides a fun and engaging learning environment to develop a solid foundation in music education for our youngest learners.
Our world-class early childhood music education program helps boys and girls build confidence and grow musically through moving, singing, playing, listening and reading music. Your child will be introduced to music literacy skills and learn beat development. Ms. Mary Price, Phoenix Boys Choir Collaborative Accompanist and a longtime certified elementary school music education teacher, will lead the class in-person. Ms. Price has instructed in the Kodàly method, which is the gold standard instructional method we use to teach basic musical skills.
We offer three 8-week sessions per year. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 5 - 5:30 pm at the Phoenix Boys Choir building located at 1131 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix 85014. Our building provides a large classroom space allowing for safe social distancing. Masks will be required.
Session One: September 7 - October 26, 2021, 2021
Session Two: January 11 - March 1, 2022
Session Three: March 15 - May 3, 2022
The cost for each 8-week session is $96. We look forward to playing and learning music with your child!
"Our 5-year old daughter, Aria, loved Minuets this past season! I watched her go
from a shy singer, to a joyful performer by the end of the eight weeks. The instructor is
warm, engaging, and encouraged her to participate by making the classes fun, inviting,
and age-appropriate. We are still singing some of our favorite tunes and can't wait to
see our friends at the Spring session!” - Andrea Worth, Parent
Our Minuets Instructor: Ms. Mary Price earned her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Music Education with an emphasis in Collaborative Piano, at the Central University of Iowa. She continued her studies at the University of Iowa, where she earned her Masters Degree in Vocal Music Education as well as completing an equivalency program in Music Therapy. While at the University of Iowa, Ms. Price served as a Collaborative Pianist for the Vocal Performance department. Ms. Price has 30 years of experience in the music education classroom educating students in the general music classroom and as a choral director. She holds full certification in the Kodály method and the Orff process and regularly uses both in her classroom. She served as Special Topics Instructor at the Wichita State University Kodály Certification program. Ms. Price has served as a private piano and voice instructor, church organist and as a collaborative pianist and music literacy instructor for the Phoenix Children’s Chorus. She is a highly qualified and talented music teacher with a silly side that is ideal for our youngest learners!
How Much do Classes Cost?
$96 for each 8-week session, which works out to $12/class.
When and Where are Classes?
The Phoenix Boys Choir building located in Central Phoenix at 1131 East Missouri Avenue. We are conveniently located close to SR-51. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5-5:30 pm.
What Materials are Needed?
Your child must be masked and should bring a water bottle. Most importantly, they should arrive ready to have fun!
What is the curriculum?
Rooted in the Kodàly philosophy of music education, the Minuets music education program builds singing skills, stage presence, self-confidence, and expressiveness.
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