Discovering Music: The Early Childhood Music Program

Music for Kids, ages 3 to 8 years old! The Uptown Music Collective’s music program designed for pre-school and school-age students!

The Discovering Music program will offer workshops for two age level groups; ages 3-5 and ages 6-8. Workshops will center around musical activities designed to foster and inspire musical enjoyment and early musicianship skills. Children will be encouraged to sing frequently, play instruments, listen to music, and move their bodies to music! A wide variety of instruments will be available to students beginning with simple rhythm percussion instruments and mallet, keyboard instruments. Additional instruments that will be explored include electric keyboards, ukuleles, and Orff keyboard instruments. These workshops are designed to encourage students to express their natural desire to sing, play, and move, with the goal of helping them to develop musical skills in a fun setting that promotes musical response with confidence. Repertoire will include a wide array of children’s songs with an emphasis on music that is current and familiar to children from today’s pop genre.

 The Discovering Music program is under the direction of Aegina Leidhecker. Aegina has been teaching music to children since she graduated from Mansfield University in 1982 with a degree in Music Education. She started her career teaching music to Pre-school & Kindergarten aged children in a daycare setting. Aegina then continued her career teaching elementary instrumental and classroom music in the public school system for 27 years in both the Loyalsock Township and Bloomsburg Area School Districts. Aegina is now returning to early childhood music instruction offering small, group music workshops at the Uptown Music Collective. The workshops will offer an array of musical activities designed to inspire musical enjoyment and musicianship for children ages 3 and up. Aegina is also a professional flutist, performing both free-lance and with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years.

The Discovering Music program will offer workshops for two age level groups; ages 3-5 and ages 6-8. Workshops will center around musical activities designed to foster and inspire musical enjoyment and early musicianship skills. Children will be encouraged to sing frequently, play instruments, listen to music, and move their bodies to music! A wide variety of instruments will be available to students beginning with simple rhythm percussion instruments and mallet, keyboard instruments. Additional instruments that will be explored include electric keyboards, ukuleles, and Orff keyboard instruments. These workshops are designed to encourage students to express their natural desire to sing, play, and move, with the goal of helping them to develop musical skills in a fun setting that promotes musical response with confidence. Repertoire will include a wide array of children’s songs with an emphasis on music that is current and familiar to children from today’s pop genre.

 The Discovering Music program is under the direction of Aegina Leidhecker. Aegina has been teaching music to children since she graduated from Mansfield University in 1982 with a degree in Music Education. She started her career teaching music to Pre-school & Kindergarten aged children in a daycare setting. Aegina then continued her career teaching elementary instrumental and classroom music in the public school system for 27 years in both the Loyalsock Township and Bloomsburg Area School Districts. Aegina is now returning to early childhood music instruction offering small, group music workshops at the Uptown Music Collective. The workshops will offer an array of musical activities designed to inspire musical enjoyment and musicianship for children ages 3 and up. Aegina is also a professional flutist, performing both free-lance and with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years.

2020 Discovering Music Workshops Prices:

Pre-School Age Class (Ages 3-5): $210 for the 12-week session. 

School Age Class (Ages 6-8): $270  for the 12-week session. 

Enrollment for Discovering Music Workshops is now Closed. The Workshops will begin the first week of February 2020.